Our Network of Communities
The Simon Communities of Ireland are a network of independent communities working across Ireland to respond to local needs in the areas of homelessness prevention, emergency accommodation, health and wellbeing services and moving on from homelessness.
The independent communities share a set of common values and ethos in seeking to end homelessness in Ireland. The grassroots work of each communities means that our communities provide the services people actually need, in a non-judgmental, holistic and empowering way. Our communities work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, designing solutions with, rather than for, our clients.
In 2019, across the communities 18,00 adults and children were supported. Whatever the issue, Simon’s door is always open as long as we are needed.
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 wellbeing services (counselling;
addiction treatment and recovery; and mental health supports).
- Personal development, education, training and employment services.
- Foodbanks, drop-in centres and soup runs.