These are personal stories, from childhood to adulthood, of loss, poverty, resilience and hope; stories that have been written as a result of collaboration between Catherine Dunne and Focus Ireland
Stories from donors, volunteers, customers and our services
Mark’s inspirational story tells us about how he battled addiction and homelessness and with the support of Focus Ireland was able to turn his life around.
Watch Katie’s story about her experience as a case worker supporting people affected by homelessness in Focus Ireland’s Coffee Shop and Advice and Information Centre.
Focus Ireland collaborated with Humans of Dublin to create a series to share the experiences of homelessness from our staff and the courageous people who have received our support.
“We had to get a place in a refuge to hide from his anger. I lived there for 11 months, homeless with two kids. It was when Focus Ireland came into our lives – with their help we were able to think about the future.”
“When you see a family at a bus stop with lots of suitcases, they are not necessarily going on holidays. Homelessness could be happening to your neighbour, your friend or your family, it can happen to almost anybody.”