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Services

Homeless Services

Peter McVerry Trust currently provides residential homeless accommodation to individuals, couples and families in Dublin, Kildare, Louth and Meath.

Peter McVerry Trust works in partnership with local authorities, the Dublin Region Homeless Executive and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government to deliver our homeless services. We also rely on funding from our donors to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of those in homelessness.

Our service is modelled on a six-month placement where places are prioritised for:

  • Persons over 18 years of age and are homeless
  • Persons who have complex low-threshold needs

Unfortunately, due to the acute housing crisis and the lack of housing for single people, it is likely that a person experiencing homelessness will spend longer than six months in emergency accommodation. For that reason, we often have to extend people’s stay beyond six months to ensure they continue to have access to shelter and supports.

Dublin Kildare Louth Meath

Services in Dublin

Peter McVerry Trust has been providing emergency homeless accommodation in Dublin since 1983.

The majority of our homeless services accommodate single people, but we also work with couples, and families with children.

During winter 2018/19, Peter McVerry Trust added over 200 emergency accommodation beds in Dublin, spread across the four Dublin local authorities (Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Fingal County Council, and South Dublin County Council).

As of February 2019, Peter McVerry Trust operates 31 services in Dublin accommodating 857 people.

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Dining facilities at one of our supported temporary accommodation services in Dublin
A common area in St Catherine's Foyer, a supported temporary accommodation service for young people aged 18-24
A bedroom in one of our supported temporary accommodation service
Children's bedroom in one of our Family Hub services in Dublin
A play area in one of our Family Hub services in Dublin

Services in Kildare

Peter McVerry Trust has been providing emergency homeless accommodation in Co. Kildare since December 2014. The charity provides accommodation to single people and families in Athy, Naas and Newbridge. As of March 2019, Peter McVerry Trust supports over 50 people across three residential homeless services in Kildare.

Peter McVerry Trust continues to work in partnership with Kildare County Council to identify and respond to the needs of people at risk or impacted by homelessness in the county.

If you are in need of homeless services in Kildare please contact Kildare County Council on 045 980705 or email homelesshousing@kildarecoco.ie

Out of Hours Emergency Freephone

The Out of Hours Information and Advice Service for County Kildare is operated by Peter McVerry Trust on behalf of Kildare County Council.

The service offers information and advice to those at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness in Kildare. The freephone number operates outside of Kildare County Council’s office hours and at weekends.

  • Freephone: 1800 804 307
  • Freephone Operating Hours: The freephone number is active from 5pm – 9pm Monday to Friday. It operates from noon – 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
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In July 2017 Peter McVerry Trust began operating a small family hub service in Athy, Co. Kildare. The service works with seven families at one time and supports them to progress into permanent housing.

Services in Louth

Peter McVerry Trust began operating homeless services in Co. Louth in 2018. As of February 2019 the charity operates one homeless service, a Family Hub in Drogheda. It is expected that in 2019 the number of homeless services provided will increase.

However, the main focus of our work in Louth, and indeed in the North East region, (Cavan, Louth, and Monaghan) is on social housing provision and helping people to secure and sustain tenancies in the private rental sector.

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The family hub in Louth began operating in September 2018.

Services in Meath

Peter McVerry Trust began operating homeless services in Co. Meath in late 2018. As of February 2019 the charity has one homeless service in the county, a Family Hub in Navan. Additionally, the charity is responsible for the extreme weather response in the county. In the event of a red weather alert the charity will carry out an emergency response to protect people sleeping rough in Co. Meath.

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In 2018, Peter McVerry Trust opened a small family hub service in Navan. The service works with three families at one time and supports them to progress into permanent housing.