Friday April 12th 2019
Sleep-Out March 23 in the car park of Gorey Methodist Church for Focus Ireland to show your support for the men, women and children experiencing homelessness and raise vital funds.
The number of people now experiencing homelessness is at a record of almost 10,000. The homeless and housing crisis is deepening, with children and young people the most severely impacted.
For children, Easter should be a time of wonder and fun, but for over 4,000 children across Ireland including children here in Wexford, the housing and homeless crisis is a shocking reality. The largest group of people amongst those who are homeless are 0-4 years.
Every aspect of a childs’ life is impacted, from play to education to diet. However, thanks to the hard work of Focus Ireland staff around Wexford and elsewhere, we can support families as they seek to exit homelessness. We also prevent families from falling into homelessness in the first case.
We are now asking the generous people of Wexford to come on board, show solidarity and raise funds for those that need them and be part of the Big Gorey Sleep Out.
The situation would be much worse without the work of our service teams, as they helped over 700 families to escape homelessness last year, in partnership with the State. Here in Wexford the organisation has been working with local people since the turn of the millennium.