The Simon Communities of Ireland are a network of independent communities across the country that provide homeless, housing and treatment services to people facing the trauma and stress of homelessness. With a proud history of over 50 years responding to local needs, the Simon Communities of Ireland works to end long-term homelessness in Ireland, and ensure that homelessness where it does occur is rare, short-term and non-recurring.
The Simon Communities of Ireland national office is a leading campaigner nationally in putting forward solutions for tackling homelessness. We engage in advocacy, policy and communications work that is grounded in the experiences of our local services. We campaign for more effective policies and legislation locally, nationally at a European level.
We campaign for practical and sustainable solutions that tackle homelessness head on. Our advocacy and solutions are based on evidence, best practice, and the experiences of the people who use our services.
The Simon Communities of Ireland performs a coordinating, support and leadership role across the network in relation to;
Policy and Campaigning
Work in the areas of housing/homeless policy and the wider poverty and social inclusion agenda.
National Corporate Partners
Managing national fundraising opportunities in particular national and all Ireland corporate partnerships.
We are supported by Pobal and the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.
Our Network of Communities
The network of Simon Communities across Ireland provide a range of services to people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, including:
- Homelessness prevention, tenancy sustainment and resettlement.
- Street outreach, emergency accommodation and harm reduction.
- Housing with support and Housing First services.
- Homeless specific health and well-being services (counselling;
addiction treatment and recovery; and mental health supports).
- Personal development, education, training and employment services.
- Food-banks, drop-in centres and soup runs.
Whatever the issue, Simon’s door is always open. Our services are non-judgmental, person-centred and we work with people to design their solutions.
Your Local Simon Community
For assistance from your local Simon Community with a housing or homelessness issue, or to make a local donation, find your local Simon Community site below, or continue on to our website for national policy, advocacy and media.
Cork Simon; Cork : Kerry
Dublin Simon; Dublin : Kildare : Meath : Wicklow
Dundalk Simon; Cavan : Louth : Monaghan
Galway Simon; Galway : Mayo : Roscommon
Midlands Simon; Laois : Longford : Offaly : Westmeath
Mid West Simon; Clare : Limerick : North Tipperary
North West Simon; Donegal : Sligo : Leitrim
South East Simon; Carlow : Kilkenny : South Tipperary : Waterford