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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 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 12% 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.

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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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July 26th, 7:14 pm

Supper participant Sarah Hargrave tells us what inspired her to bake up a storm for Cork Simon.
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What a lovely woman. Great thing to do ❤

July 25th, 7:45 pm

Summiting four peaks in four provinces in three days – that’s the challenge the Hays team (www.facebook.com/HaysIreland/) set themselves as their way of helping people experiencing homelessness to overcome the challenges they face every day.

Derek at Hays (www.facebook.com/HaysIreland/) said he and his colleagues decided to challenge themselves to play their part in the fight against homelessness because of what they witness every night heading home: “We all leave our office at different times in the evening but we all see homelessness as we make our way to our cars. People bedding down for the evening and sleeping in doorways. It puts it all in perspective for us. We all agreed that enough is enough; that we need to do something together to help change that.”

So, over three days Derek and his Hays (www.facebook.com/HaysIreland/) workmates will take on the challenges of Carrauntoohil (Munster), Mweelrea (Connaught), Slieve Donard (Ulster) and Lugnaquilla (Lenister) to raise money to help fight homelessness here in Cork.

You can play your part and support their Four Peaks Challenge by sponsoring Kieran on his GoFundMe Page:
ironman-70-3.everydayhero.com/ie/hays-4-peak-challenge
Or by sponsoring Derek and the rest of his colleagues at Hays on their GoFundMe page:
give.everydayhero.com/ie/cork-simon-community-4-peak-challenge
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Summiting four peaks in four provinces in three days – that’s the challenge the Hays team (www.facebook.com/HaysIreland/) set themselves as their way of helping people experiencing homelessness to overcome the challenges they face every day.
 
Derek at Hays (www.facebook.com/HaysIreland/) said he and his colleagues decided to challenge themselves to play their part in the fight against homelessness because of what they witness every night heading home: “We all leave our office at different times in the evening but we all see homelessness as we make our way to our cars.  People bedding down for the evening and sleeping in doorways. It puts it all in perspective for us.  We all agreed that enough is enough; that we need to do something together to help change that.”
 
So, over three days Derek and his Hays (www.facebook.com/HaysIreland/) workmates will take on the challenges of Carrauntoohil (Munster), Mweelrea (Connaught), Slieve Donard (Ulster) and Lugnaquilla (Lenister) to raise money to help fight homelessness here in Cork.
 
You can play your part and support their Four Peaks Challenge by sponsoring Kieran on his GoFundMe Page:
https://ironman-70-3.everydayhero.com/ie/hays-4-peak-challenge
Or by sponsoring Derek and the rest of his colleagues at Hays on their GoFundMe page:
https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/cork-simon-community-4-peak-challenge

July 22nd, 8:05 pm

Chrissie from our Shelter team knows how important it is for women like Anna who have become trapped in our Emergency shelter for far too long to find homes of their own.

Anna recently moved from our Shelter to our High Support House on Boreenmanna road and Chrissie says it has changed Anna’s life: “The change in Anna since she left the Emergency Shelter is huge. She looks healthier and happier than I’ve seen her in a long time. She has pride in her room, in her wardrobe - things that we all take for granted but for Anna are huge life changes.”

You can help women like Anna turn their lives around by signing up to run or walk this year’s Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon for Cork Simon. Simply contact Kate by email kate.hargrave@corksimon.ie or on 021 4929 415, send us a message or read more here: www.corksimon.ie/projects/mini-marathon/. Thank you.
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Chrissie from our Shelter team knows how important it is for women like Anna who have become trapped in our Emergency shelter for far too long to find homes of their own.

Anna recently moved from our Shelter to our High Support House on Boreenmanna road and Chrissie says it has changed Anna’s life: “The change in Anna since she left the Emergency Shelter is huge. She looks healthier and happier than I’ve seen her in a long time. She has pride in her room, in her wardrobe - things that we all take for granted but for Anna are huge life changes.” 

You can help women like Anna turn their lives around by signing up to run or walk this year’s Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon for Cork Simon. Simply contact Kate by email kate.hargrave@corksimon.ie or on 021 4929 415, send  us a message or read more here: http://www.corksimon.ie/projects/mini-marathon/. Thank you.

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Wishing you every happiness Anna xx

Delighted for her I wish u the very best of luck Anna xxx

Well done Anna.. Wishing you love and happiness

Best of luck Anna xxx

Fabulous best of luck Anna xxx

Carol Keating ?

Wishing her all the best

Best of luck, fantastic achievement, if Anna needs any small bits and pieces for her room, pls pm me

God bless her.

Wishing you all the very best life,can give you Anna xx

Bless you Anna wishing you s happy future x

Best of luck anna

Good for anna wish her all the best in her new home 😄

Well done to the Simon community, thank god for organisations like ye.The very best of luck to you Anna you well deserve it.

Best wishes to Anna

Best of luck Anna xx

Best wishes well done best of luck

Best of luck Anna x

All the best anna.xx

💜💜💜

Best of luck Anna xx

Well done to the simon community. Best wishes to Anna💖

Wishing you all the best in your new home anna..have a good and happy life..

Hi I would like to ask if Cork Simon Community can benefit from food donations. Please pm me the contactdetails of the person who deals with this. Kind regards

Best of luck Anna

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July 21st, 7:18 pm

Stressed after a busy week? The perfect cure: Yoga in the Park on Saturday morning!
Yoga enthusiast Aoife says she looks forward to every Saturday morning; “It’s an easy way to help your city and make a difference. It’s great to do something positive first thing on a Saturday morning for yourself and for the people here in Cork who have fallen on hard times. Really it’s win/win.”

People from all corners of Cork are gathering every Saturday at 10.00am in Fitzgerald’s Park to take part in Cork’s premier outdoor Yoga event – Yoga in the Park for Cork Simon. To book your place now contact Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork
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Stressed after a busy week? The perfect cure: Yoga in the Park on Saturday morning! 
Yoga enthusiast Aoife says she looks forward to every Saturday morning; “It’s an easy way to help your city and make a difference. It’s great to do something positive first thing on a Saturday morning for yourself and for the people here in Cork who have fallen on hard times. Really it’s win/win.”

People from all corners of Cork are gathering every Saturday at 10.00am in Fitzgerald’s Park to take part in Cork’s premier outdoor Yoga event – Yoga in the Park for Cork Simon. To book your place now contact Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork

Comment on Facebook

,what time ill join you all

Tina Oconnell

David and Becka 👍

Jonathan Woodward

Hi I would like to ask if Cork Simon Community can benefit from food donations. Please pm me the contactdetails of the person who deals with this. Kind regards

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July 19th, 7:19 pm

Kate was one of the first to sign-up for our Great Cork Simon Supper last year even though as she says herself, she’s not much of a cook! “I love to bake, but wouldn’t be much of a cook, so I made a simple one-pot wonder that everyone could dig into, and then I made some cakes for dessert. I don’t think it’s about having a fancy meal, it’s about sharing a meal with friends and family, having fun, and supporting men and women who are homeless in Cork.”

Kate’s Supper raised a whopping €550, which helped pay the food bill at our services! Kate’s signing-up again this year when our Great Cork Simon Supper returns in September. Will you? Gather your friends, grab some food and help make a difference. Sign-up to host a meal – any meal - for Cork Simon. To find out more and Sign Up visit: www.corksimon.ie/supper
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Kate was one of the first to sign-up for our Great Cork Simon Supper last year even though as she says herself, she’s not much of a cook! “I love to bake, but wouldn’t be much of a cook, so I made a simple one-pot wonder that everyone could dig into, and then I made some cakes for dessert. I don’t think it’s about having a fancy meal, it’s about sharing a meal with friends and family, having fun, and supporting men and women who are homeless in Cork.”

Kate’s Supper raised a whopping €550, which helped pay the food bill at our services! Kate’s signing-up again this year when our Great Cork Simon Supper returns in September.  Will you? Gather your friends, grab some food and help make a difference.  Sign-up to host a meal – any meal - for Cork Simon. To find out more and Sign Up visit: www.corksimon.ie/supper


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