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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 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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August 21st, 12:39 pm

Steve Cotter reached Mount Elbrus summit, the highest peak in Europe, at 7:30am on Monday 5th August in support of Cork Simon 🙌🧗‍♂️⛰

Steve trained for months and his determination paid off! Thank you Steve, your support means so much to men and women who are homeless in Cork.
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Steve Cotter reached Mount Elbrus summit, the highest peak in Europe, at 7:30am on Monday 5th August in support of Cork Simon 🙌🧗‍♂️⛰

Steve trained for months and his determination paid off! Thank you Steve, your support means so much to men and women who are homeless in Cork.Image attachment

August 20th, 10:58 am

Gather friends and family for a picnic, a BBQ, a pizza night, a dinner party, or a meal at your favourite restaurant this September!

Every bite helps raise vital funds for Cork Simon and people who are homeless in Cork. 🍟🍕🥗🍜

Join us in the fight against homelessness: www.corksimon.ie/supper/
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Gather friends and family for a picnic, a BBQ, a pizza night, a dinner party, or a meal at your favourite restaurant this September! 

Every bite helps raise vital funds for Cork Simon and people who are homeless in Cork. 🍟🍕🥗🍜

Join us in the fight against homelessness: www.corksimon.ie/supper/

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Help Simon out great cause great people please help a good cause

August 19th, 12:44 pm

Join Us at this year’s Echo Women’s Mini Marathon! Run, jog or walk in support of women experiencing homelessness on 22nd September. 🏃‍♀️🚶‍♀️👭

www.corksimon.ie/mini-marathon/
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Join Us at this year’s Echo Women’s Mini Marathon! Run, jog or walk in support of women experiencing homelessness on 22nd September. 🏃‍♀️🚶‍♀️👭

www.corksimon.ie/mini-marathon/

August 16th, 3:05 pm

📢TOMORROW 📢

Seize the day, grab your yoga mat and join us at the amazing Bandstand, Fitzgerald's Park from 10am for Yoga in the Park Cork! 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️

Follow Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork on social media for weather updates in the morning from 8am to 9am 🙌🌞
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📢TOMORROW 📢

Seize the day, grab your yoga mat and join us at the amazing Bandstand, Fitzgeralds Park from 10am for Yoga in the Park Cork! 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️ 

Follow Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork on social media for weather updates in the morning from 8am to 9am 🙌🌞

August 15th, 1:27 pm

‘But the tireless toil of life brought her down a winding path and here she was working in burning irony as an eviction official in the city council. Her job was simple - compile a list of all the people in the city due to be evicted and oversee the forced removal of the family from their homes. To her, this was like watching a baby lamb being slaughtered whereas to others it was simply taking honey from bees, restoring the natural balance… When she asked her peers at the office what they thought of this, they simply shrugged, business is business and with the current economic climate, business is booming.’

This excerpt is taken from Christopher Forrest’s entry ‘Snakes and Ladders’ from this year’s #WriteForHome competition in partnership with Irish Examiner. Christopher attends Douglas Community School, Cork.

Christopher, thank you for sharing your thoughts on homelessness with us.✍️
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‘But the tireless toil of life brought her down a winding path and here she was working in burning irony as an eviction official in the city council. Her job was simple - compile a list of all the people in the city due to be evicted and oversee the forced removal of the family from their homes. To her, this was like watching a baby lamb being slaughtered whereas to others it was simply taking honey from bees, restoring the natural balance… When she asked her peers at the office what they thought of this, they simply shrugged, business is business and with the current economic climate, business is booming.’

This excerpt is taken from Christopher Forrest’s entry ‘Snakes and Ladders’ from this year’s #WriteForHome competition in partnership with Irish Examiner. Christopher attends Douglas Community School, Cork. 

Christopher, thank you for sharing your thoughts on homelessness with us.✍️
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