Dublin Simon

Dublin Simon was founded by a group of Trinity and UCD students in 1969. The organisation began by providing much-needed soup and sandwiches to people who were sleeping rough in Dublin city centre. In addition to the Soup Run, which still goes out 365 nights of the year, Dublin Simon provide many services which aim to help those who are sleeping rough on the streets, people who are in their own accommodation but at risk of homelessness and those who are at any of the stages in between.

Dublin Simon works to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow. They seek to provide services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home.

Simon strive to achieve their aims by listening to people who turn to them for help and by doing everything they can to support them to move out of homelessness into independent living. Simon strive to empower people to access, secure, and retain a home of their own by reducing the reliance on short-term emergency accommodation and providing permanent supported housing for people to sustain a home in their local community. Moving people into supported housing produces life-enhancing and life-saving results and is more cost-effective in the long run.

Simon’s Objectives are: to develop innovative service delivery models to empower the people who use their services, to source and acquire fit-for-purpose accommodation, to work in partnership to advocate and to tackle the causes of homelessness, to develop a more robust, outcome-focused organisation, and to deliver the resources to achieve their mission.

Mercy Law Resource Centre provides free legal advice clinics to residents of Dublin Simon on Housing and Social Welfare Law issues, every 2nd Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m., at Dublin Simon, Harcourt St., Dublin 2.  Appointments for residents should be made only via Dublin Simon.


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