The homeless and housing crisis is a reality that occupies much of the national conversation, and rightly so! We are constantly horrified by the seemingly endless increase in the numbers of people accessing emergency accommodation or the countless more at risk of losing their homes.
As the crisis continues to escalate, there is concern this can lead to apathy and cynicism. Will it ever be solved? What is being achieved? Many people could believe that nothing will change.
At Simon, we know that this simply isn’t true, and because of your tireless efforts people’s lives are being rebuilt and transformed every single day.
For the last 50 years the Simon Community throughout Ireland have been working to get people into homes, while confronted on a daily basis by the tragic impact homelessness has on the lives of those experiencing it.
We are determined to give people the security, peace, relief and hope that only closing your own door can bring. We firmly believe that until they can close their own door the most vulnerable members of our society will always be at their most vulnerable.
At Simon, we continue to protect those who are at their most vulnerable and helping to change the course of their lives. One by one, we’re closing the door on homelessness. By providing the physical door to a home of their own, we are helping people to close the door on the mental strain of homelessness, fear, insecurity, addiction or ill health.
To reflect all that we have achieved together, our public awareness campaign on 50 years of Closing the Door on Homelessness will be launched in August.
Join us at our Summer Social this Friday 26th July to see the preview. You will also be invited to other 50th Events such as the Annual Review, Memorial Service, Simon Week activities, Volunteering Celebration and 50th Commemorations in the coming months.
Hope to see you then and thank you again for all that you do…