A DONEGAL-based charity which deals with the ongoing probalem of homelessness has said more and more people in the North West are today turning to them for help and support.
North West Simon Community is an affiliate of the Simon Communities, comprising 8 Simon Communities throughout Ireland.
The organisation works in partnership with statutory and voluntary service providers and in Donegal provides, ‘Supported Housing’ to 42 individuals in Letterkenny and provides, a ‘Tenancy Sustainment Service’ to families and individuals throughout the county.
“Homelessness has a stigma attached to it and unfortunately, in today’s challenging environment, many individuals and families throughout Ireland are finding themselves in this frightful situation.”
North West Simon Community works with people not only to address their immediate crisis but to try and have long term sustainable solutions for the individual and their family such as developing a routine, providing life-skills, accessing training and educational opportunities.
The charity’s mission is to prevent people from becoming homeless, develop and facilitate services that respond to individual needs, enable people to live in their own home, inform, advocate and campaign for each person’s right to a home and appropriate services to support this.
“More and more people in the North West are today turning to North West Simon Community for help and support. We prevent 100 people a year throughout the North West from becoming homeless.
“We are not in receipt of government funding to sustain our services, therefore; we rely heavily on funding from donations and fundraising.”
If you would like to make a difference in your local community, by organising a fundraising event such as, a Coffee Morning, Fundraising Walk or by making a donation, please contact Collette Ferguson directly on T: 074 9121613 M: 087 0552478; 9 Riverfront House, Level 1, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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