WHO WE ARE
The housing crisis is pushing people into homelessness and preventing people from leaving homelessness. Our Emergency Shelter is overflowing and an average of 15 people a night are sleeping rough. Rents in Cork are spiralling out of control, increasing 14.4% in the 12 months to September 2016. Average rent for a one bed property in the city centre is 58% above Rent Supplement and HAP limits for a single person.
Our Emergency Shelter is located on Anderson’s Quay, in the heart of Cork city centre. The Shelter provides care, accommodation and one-to-one support for 47 people around-the-clock, every day of the year. Demand for emergency beds is high – Throughout 2016 the Shelter accommodated an average of 54 people per night – the need for emergency accommodation is so great that we try to accommodate as many people as is safe to do so.