Becoming homeless is every family’s worst nightmare, but sadly the numbers of families without homes has been steadily rising for several years now. Thousands of children have been wrenched from their familiar settings, their schools and their friends. Thousands of parents have been forced to live with the grinding stress of not knowing where they can turn for help.
Please give your support to Focus Ireland today so that we can keep assisting families on the brink.
For families at risk of homelessness, or trying to escape it, we offer a range of donor-supported services. We talk to each individual family and tailor our help to their unique situation, ensuring they have the practical assistance they need at every step.
With this free, open-door service, we give advice to families at risk of homelessness, talking them through their legal rights,
accommodation options and social welfare entitlements.
This is more in-depth support, which we give to households who are at risk of homelessness or moving out of homelessness into a new home. We work with families on accessing entitlements, facilitating access to health and budgeting
services, and establishing routines that reduce their likelihood of becoming homeless.
This is a highly effective way to get homeless families out of emergency accommodation and keep them from falling back into homelessness. Under this model, Focus Ireland secures a tenancy with a private landlord and we then sub-let the property to a family at risk of homelessness.