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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 57 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 13.7% 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 2018 the Shelter accommodated an average of 57 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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July 23rd, 9:23 am

‘I am homeless
I have no home
I have no joy
My child wakes Christmas morning without a toy.’

This poem ‘I Am Homeless’ was written by Finian O’Driscoll from Schull Community College for our inaugural #WriteForHome competition in partnership with Irish Examiner.

Finian, thank you for putting pen to paper and sharing your thoughts on homelessness with us. ✍️
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‘I am homeless
I have no home
I have no joy
My child wakes Christmas morning without a toy.’
 
This poem ‘I Am Homeless’ was written by Finian O’Driscoll from Schull Community College for our inaugural #WriteForHome competition in partnership with Irish Examiner. 

Finian, thank you for putting pen to paper and sharing your thoughts on homelessness with us. ✍️

Comment on Facebook

Well done Finian,a lovely poem

July 20th, 8:00 am

📣There is no Yoga in the Park, in support of Cork Simon, this morning at Fitzgerald's Park. Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular is taking place.

🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️This summer’s yoga classes, organised by Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork, are going from strength to strength. Thanks for supporting us to keep our doors open for every person turning to us for help.

🗓⏰Yoga in the Park resumes next Saturday 27 July at 10am. See you all at the Bandstand!
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📣There is no Yoga in the Park, in support of Cork Simon, this morning at Fitzgeralds Park. Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular is taking place. 

🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️This summer’s yoga classes, organised by Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork, are going from strength to strength. Thanks for supporting us to keep our doors open for every person turning to us for help.

🗓⏰Yoga in the Park resumes next Saturday 27 July at 10am. See you all at the Bandstand!Image attachment
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July 19th, 12:04 pm

A reminder to all our amazing Yoga in the Park supporters that there will be no Yoga in the Park in Fitzgerald's Park tomorrow due to the Laya Healthcare City Spectacular taking place. It will be back to normal next week, July 27th. 🙏
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Join us instead in the beautiful Ballincollig Regional Park with Carolann tomorrow at 10.15am. 🧘‍♀️ A wonderful way to begin your weekend with some mindful movement in nature all in aid of Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm. 🌳
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All you need is your mat, sunscreen, water and donation for Pieta House.
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Check back for weather updates here between 8.30am and 9.00am tomorrow morning. Namaste 🙏
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July 18th, 2:27 pm

“I do the Women's Mini Marathon every year for Cork Simon because I want to help provide essential services for vulnerable people to keep them safe while homeless and to help them in finding their way back to regaining their lives,” says Niamh O’Sullivan who has taken part in Team Cork Simon for the past few years.🚶‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Let’s do it together this September! 👭 Sign-up now to run/walk/jog with us, Niamh and others: www.corksimon.ie/mini-marathon/

Note: You must also register separately with the event organisers here: bit.ly/2IIpQpL
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“I do the Womens Mini Marathon every year for Cork Simon because I want to help provide essential services for vulnerable people to keep them safe while homeless and to help them in finding their way back to regaining their lives,” says Niamh O’Sullivan who has taken part in Team Cork Simon for the past few years.🚶‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Let’s do it together this September! 👭 Sign-up now to run/walk/jog with us, Niamh and others: www.corksimon.ie/mini-marathon/   

Note: You must also register separately with the event organisers here: http://bit.ly/2IIpQpL

July 17th, 12:53 pm

A recent BBQ, held in Roberts Cove Inn and attended by over 160 people, helped to raise an amazing €3,050 in support of Cork Simon! 👏

Steve Cotter, organiser of this event, will head to Russia on Saturday 27 July, to climb Mount Elbrus with this fantastic support behind him. ⛰

Thanks very much to everyone involved – your help to fight homelessness in Cork is much appreciated.

We wish Steve the very best of luck with his climb! 👍
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Well done seven fantastic day, good luck wuth you adventure

Brilliant day!

Very proud of you Steve👍😜😎 x

Great day 😀🙌🏻

A brilliant day and atmosphere, hope you will do it next year again! Well done Steve Cotter

Well done Steve Cotter

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