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Cork is playing its part
Homelessness in Cork

The housing crisis is pushing people into homelessness and preventing people from leaving homelessness. Our Emergency Shelter is overflowing with an average of 53 people per night relying on a Cork Simon emergency bed. People are staying for longer and longer in emergency accommodation because they have no other options. Rents in Cork City increased 5.3% last year; Rent Supplement and Housing Assistance Payments do not come near asking rents.

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Emergency Shelter

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.

Want to get Involved?
Do You Own An Empty Residential Property?
We are urgently seeking to make contact with owners of vacant residential properties in Cork as part of our response to the housing and homeless crisis.
We are interested in:
  • Buying your empty residential property in need of repair under the Government’s BUY AND RENEW SCHEME.
  • Buying your empty residential property in turnkey or near-turnkey condition.
  • Leasing your empty residential property under our SOCIAL RENTALS SCHEME.

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Leaving A Legacy

If you know Cork, you know that we live in a caring community. And that sense of belonging, that feeling of community, was here before all of us – and will be here long after us.

Here at Cork Simon, we are blessed that our supporters have enriched our organisation – and our community – with their generous gifts.

What we’ve achieved, with the amazing support of our donors, represents our community at its very best. Read More


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February 17th, 8:52 am

“I was in the gutter and I’ve risen above it. I’ve got my confidence back. Cork Simon made me employable again, they found me a job. This Christmas was exciting, exciting,
exciting… because I could buy my child presents! They gave me the chance to be a proper Dad again.”

Cillian.

Thank you for giving Cillian this chance.
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“I was in the gutter and I’ve risen above it. I’ve got my confidence back. Cork Simon made me employable again, they found me a job. This Christmas was exciting, exciting,
exciting… because I could buy my child presents! They gave me the chance to be a proper Dad again.”

Cillian.

Thank you for giving Cillian this chance.

Comment on Facebook

Well done best of luck for the future xxx

Well done Gillian Cork Simon are just brilliant

Absolutely brilliant news and well done! Sending you very best wishes for the future

Well done Cillian..wishing you nothing but happiness and success for the future,xc

Well done best of luck x

Best wishes x

They just brought the goodness out in you, and show you your self worth,so good on you,best of luck going forward👏👏😊.

Gorgeous happy photo 😊- well done

Well done Bless you . Your little girl is gorgeous, you both look so happy . Bless you . Well done for Simons help too . Be very proud of yourself

Gorgeous pic, delighted for you ❤️

Well done hun be proud I’m a sponsor glad to hear it helped some one

Well done xx

Well done

Well done ,that's great

Well done to you best of luck for your future..delighted for you xx

Well done gilllan. Also cork Simon keep up yer good work

👏👏👏

Beautiful pic well done God bless you always xx

Well done always light at da end of the tunnel

Congrats Gillian best of luck in the near futurexxx

Well done

Wishing you the very best x

Awe sooo beautiful too see we’ll done you 😍

Well done

Well Done You !!!!

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February 15th, 10:18 am

Temperatures were below freezing on the streets of Cork last night.

But, thanks to your support, over 50 people were warm and safe in here…
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Temperatures were below freezing on the streets of Cork last night. 

But, thanks to your support, over 50 people were warm and safe in here…

Comment on Facebook

What a great job your doing

Well done

Great news.

Great work keep it up

Well done

Great and done. GOD BLESS

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February 3rd, 7:24 pm

Budding researchers, Shauna and Nóirina – students at Coláiste Treasa Secondary School in Kanturk, have been playing they part to help fight the stigma of homelessness.

They completed an impressive piece of research for this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition – and they received a Highly commended award for their work.

Shauna and Nóirina’s research looked at the affects homelessness has on the children of parents staying in our emergency shelter.

Their research found that children whose parents have been or are homeless are more likely to have mental health issues, justice issues, or even die at a young age.

“Homelessness is our national emergency and there has been a rapid increase in the number of people becoming homeless in Ireland,” Shauna said.

The survey found that 16% of children whose parents experienced homelessness suffered from depression, 12% suffered from anxiety and 9% suffered from loneliness.

“They need help because if this generation of children aren’t helped, then they are going to be the next generation of homeless adults."

Shauna and Nóirina’s research project is titled: ‘Invisible Parents, Inconspicious Children. A Study of Parent-Child Separation among the Homeless in Emergency Accommodation’.

In the video below Caroline talks about her childhood and how she became homeless.This is "ACE Research Participant - "Caroline"" by Cork Simon Community on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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January 30th, 5:14 pm

“My father was a drinker. He'd come home and beat us up. I started running wild, sleeping in cars and in friends' houses, wherever I could. Then I’d wake up early in a doorway... in the lashing rain. You get low, very low. And I’d be starving. Without Cork Simon I wouldn’t be alive, you know.”

Ger.
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“My father was a drinker. Hed come home and beat us up. I started running wild, sleeping in cars and in friends houses, wherever I could. Then I’d wake up early in a doorway... in the lashing rain. You get low, very low. And I’d be starving. Without Cork Simon I wouldn’t be alive, you know.”

Ger.

Comment on Facebook

Keep your spirits up Ger.....Simon does fantastic work.

Knee going look forward not back

God love you ger, nobody should live that life , sending hugs xxx

God-willing you'll have a chance at a better life!

Stay positive 👍

Simon do amazing work Ger please god you will have a better future.

You still have you Ger. you will do well . No one deserves what you have lived through xxx💖

Stay positive ger

Great people

Stay positive German

You are very brave you have a chance now to change your life hang in there god bless xx

Thank God for the great work The Simon Community does. You are such a courageous man Ger, thinking of you and wishing you all the best.

THANK'S BE TO GOOD FOR SIMON, , wishing You well one day at a time Michael,

So glad you have the help from The Simon . Stay strong Ger .

Keep up your spirit Gerald look forward to your life head life is a beautiful think believe me sending hugs and best wishes for the future head great people that's for sure

Think positive Ger..

Simon are a money making racket do not give donations to em the management are paid a bloody fortune and I can name them all

Stay strong ger

Heart breaking xxx

Without charities like Simon our fellow country people would be forgotten.Keep going Ger.

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January 25th, 6:52 pm

Niall had 14 different foster homes. At 12 he started drinking, and later turned to drugs. But, thanks to your support, he’s been sober for 3 years. He has a home of his own. And he’s in college. ... See MoreSee Less

Niall had 14 different foster homes. At 12 he started drinking, and later turned to drugs. But, thanks to your support, he’s been sober for 3 years. He has a home of his own. And he’s in college.

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Wonderful best of luck Niall 😘😘

Well done niall

Good luck to you

Well.done niall.

well done niall best of luck

Wishing you well

Best of luck well done.

Well done continued good health and blessings to you for the future

Well done, ,Niall

Best of luck for the future Niall

Best of luck God Bless xxxxx

Good man keep going and you'll inspire others in similar situations to turn their lives around.

Well done Niall best of luck😍😘💚

Well done .

Well done Niall! You give hope and inspiration to others. Best of luck in your new life.

Fair play not many have the emotional strength to be able pull yourself up by ure shoe laces but you did it .well done you

Well done niall you should be so proud

Well done lad blessing of god on you

Well done .hope you have a happy life

Well done niall, keep up the good work xxx

Well done Niall, you should be so proud of yourself. Best of luck x

Well done young man

Well done your a fantastic person

Well done!

Please keep it up Naill and please help others .x

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