Joanne was living in a hotel room with her her two young children for two years before moving into Castle Court in Dublin city centre, which is managed by Peter McVerry Trust.
“When I walked in, I was just overwhelmed. I couldn’t really speak, I was just full of emotion. I couldn’t believe it. I just think [the apartments] are absolutely beautiful, I really do,” she says.
“I’m just looking forward to actually settling in and just feeling secure and having stability in my life and my kid’s lives.
“Even when it comes to school, if you don’t have stability and you don’t know where you’re going and where you’re going to be living, that affects your child. I’m just really looking forward to having a nice life with my kids and having a home and somewhere to call my own.”