In this Issue
Making Home a Reality
Thanks to the support of people like you, people like us were there for those facing their darkest hours this winter. Because of you, we continued to provide hot soup to cold hands, shelter, support and treatment for weary bodies and keys to forever homes for people who thought this day would never come. It’s your commitment, your engagement and your kindness that’s the beating heart of Dublin Simon Community, and I hope you know and feel just how much you are appreciated for all you do.
Catherine Kenny CEO Dublin Simon Community
After developing a mental illness at the tender age of 21 Frank's life turned upside down. Grappling with an alcohol addiction as result of his mental turmoil. Frank feel into a deep depression.
Years of moving between psychiatric wars and this family home left him feeling disempowered. In an attempt to escape Frank moved away to London where he continued to experience homelessness. After 10 years in London a physical illness led him back to Ireland where he came in contact with Dublin Simon Community. Once in touch with Dublin Simon Frank was linked in with a counsellor and is on the road to recovery.
Many of these clients who contacted our Tenant Information & Support (TISS) were elderly tenants who had lived at the same property for more than 20 years.
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In December 2022, we launched our Dublin Simon Community podcast, “The Streets of Dublin Simon”. Our podcast is a series of 40-minute episodes featuring interviews with different people across our community. You can listen to our podcast on Spotify or watch it on YouTube.
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This year we are celebrating 40 years of the Dublin Simon Home Run. If you have stories or photos you wish to share from past Home Runs, please share them with us below #homerun40 when sharing your post online.
In our capital city alone at least 2,700 households became homeless for the first time in 2022.
That’s 52 households per week, or 7 households per day who lost the roof over their heads. This
equates to 5 single adults and 2 families becoming homeless every day in 2022. While 7 households
entered homelessness on a daily basis, only two households exited to a home. More and more people are
becoming trapped in a system backlog that is straining under immense pressure, and the prospect of a
home is moving further and further out of reach.