Everyone can help fight homelessness
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 2017 the Shelter accommodated an average of 53 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.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Upcoming Events


Join us at one of our upcoming events in aid of Cork Simon

 

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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September 19th, 7:45 pm

It’s always great to have your positive contribution to your local community acknowledged!

We’re delighted to congratulate Technically Write IT for being shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland Excellence by an SME award.

It a well-deserved shortlisting for the staff and management at TWi who are being recognised for their tremendous support of our Housing First team.

Best of Luck at the awards TWi and thank you for all you to do to help end homelessness here in Cork.
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September 18th, 7:47 pm

A life changed while helping to change lives. After nine months of being eleven thousand miles from home, Emma – our full-time volunteer from New Zealand, has had such a life-changing experience that she has decided on a direction when she gets back home

“I didn’t know anything about addiction or mental health before I started my volunteering experience but now the addiction and homeless issue really interests me - figuring out why something happened, what’s the bigger pictures behind people’s behaviours. I think at the end of my experience I’m going to go home and find a job in the same area as what I’m doing now. The volunteering experience had helped me immensely towards figuring out what I want to do and what I don’t want to do.”
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A life changed while helping to change lives.  After nine months of being eleven thousand miles from home, Emma – our full-time volunteer from New Zealand, has had such a life-changing experience that she has decided on a direction when she gets back home

“I didn’t know anything about addiction or mental health before I started my volunteering experience but now the addiction and homeless issue really interests me - figuring out why something happened, what’s the bigger pictures behind people’s behaviours. I think at the end of my experience I’m going to go home and find a job in the same area as what I’m doing now. The volunteering experience had helped me immensely towards figuring out what I want to do and what I don’t want to do.”

September 17th, 7:30 pm

Did you run Cork’s Mini Marathon for Cork Simon Yesterday?

A Big Thumb’s Up if you did!

Every step you took is helping to make a difference – a Big Difference.

Thank you!
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Did you run Cork’s Mini Marathon for Cork Simon Yesterday?

A Big Thumb’s Up if you did!

Every step you took is helping to make a difference – a Big Difference.

Thank you!

September 13th, 7:15 pm

Remember 13-year-old Alex? He’s the young man who, as a 9-year-old, was so moved by a man sitting on the ground outside Paul Street Shopping Centre that he asked his parents for his treat money to give to him.

Well…Alex dropped into us recently after running the 10km Curragh Chase where he raised an amazing €1,500 in support of our work with people experiencing homelessness.

A HUGE thank you to Alex for showing us that anyone can play their part in the fight against homelessness. Well done Alex and thank you for believing in people
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Remember 13-year-old Alex? He’s the young man who, as a 9-year-old, was so moved by a man sitting on the ground outside Paul Street Shopping Centre that he asked his parents for his treat money to give to him.

Well…Alex dropped into us recently after running the 10km Curragh Chase where he raised an amazing €1,500 in support of our work with people experiencing homelessness.

A HUGE thank you to Alex for showing us that anyone can play their part in the fight against homelessness. Well done Alex and thank you for believing in people

 

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gorgeous child xx u should b so proud

Amazing, well done Alex!

Well done Alex. You’re inspirational!

He’s a little star ⭐️Tanya a Browne Gould 💙

Amazing child and obviously parents

Well done to this young man, fantastic on so many levels.

Woohoo Well Done Alex xxxx

Well done Alex , may all good things come your way !

Well done great to see such compassion at a young age.

Well done Alex!

We need more Alex’s

Great lad xxx

Well done Alex x

Good man Alex. An inspirational little man😊

What a lovely thing to do well done alex

Well done Alex

Well done Alex from everyone here at the Curraghchase 10K Run/Walk. You should be extremely proud of your achievement. Not just a fantastic sporting achievement but to have the kindness and drive to raise €1,500 for a great cause and all at 13 years of age is really remarkable. We're all very proud of you here and hope to see you again next year. 👏👏

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September 7th, 5:35 pm

Yet another sign that summer is all but ending - tomorrow is the last morning of Yoga in the Park for summer 2018.

@HimalayaYogaValleyCentre and all our amazing Cork yogis have raised a record-breaking €18,000 so far this Summer at Yoga in The Park! A BIG Thank You. Join us one last time and bid a fond farewell to the summer!

Come along to Fitzgerald’s Park tomorrow at 10.00am and bring your mat, water, the last of your sunscreen & your donation to help make a difference in the lives of people who are homeless in Cork.
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Yet another sign that summer is all but ending - tomorrow is the last morning of Yoga in the Park for summer 2018.

@HimalayaYogaValleyCentre and all our amazing Cork yogis have raised a record-breaking €18,000 so far this Summer at Yoga in The Park! A BIG Thank You. Join us one last time and bid a fond farewell to the summer!

Come along to Fitzgerald’s Park tomorrow at 10.00am and bring your mat, water, the last of your sunscreen & your donation to help make a difference in the lives of people who are homeless in Cork.
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