Peter McVerry Trust operates a Mid East regional office in Johnstown, Naas, Co Kildare. The office serves the Kildare, Meath and Wicklow area.
The charity provides number of services across the Mid East region. These include Housing First, housing services, homeless services, addiction and recovery services, Aftercare housing and resettlement services.
In 2021, we supported 993 unique individuals across our services in the Mid East.
As the provider of Housing First in the Mid East Region, Peter McVerry Trust are working closely with Kildare County Council, Meath County Council and Wicklow County Council to deliver the Housing First services required in the area.
These services include housing for the most complex and long term cases of homelessness, as well as wraparound services like mental health and addiction support, education, training and employment, with the ultimate objective of helping people live independently in their own home and integrate into their respective communities.
In 2020, with a Year One target of 19 tenancies, Peter McVerry Trust created 18 Housing First tenancies in the Mid East Region and continued to provide pathways out of homelessness for some of society’s most vulnerable people.
We provide social housing and tenancy support through our Housing with Supports team in the Mid-East region.
In March 2020, we opened a CAS for Care unit in Co. Wicklow, the first housing unit of its kind in the county. It will provide a home for a young person ageing out of State care and will be key in preventing youth homelessness in Wicklow.
Watch this video of Anne-Marie, who was a resident of our family service in Athy, Co Kildare, with her two daughters. She has since moved on to her own housing and talks about the support she received to move on.