This page provides statistical information on homelessness in Ireland as well as information Peter McVerry Trust’s services.
Over 7,800 unique individuals were supported by Peter McVerry Trust in 2020, and the charity was active in 28 of the 31 Local Authorities across Ireland.
The majority of those currently residing our emergency accommodation are men accessing Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA). Places are prioritised for those over 18 years of age who are homeless and have complex low-threshold needs. We also offer services for families, young people under the age of 18 and those ageing out of State care, addiction and recovery, and Housing With Supports.
An STA service is modelled on a six month placement. Unfortunately, due to the housing and homeless emergency people are spending longer than six months in homelessness. Learn more about our homeless services here.