All funds raised during the Radio NOVA Help Homelessness Radiothon go directly to Focus Ireland, who are on-site in Radio NOVA’s offices in the Dublin docklands for the two days of the on-air initiative.
Thanks to supporters like our Radio Nova Listeners, last year Focus Ireland helped more than
15,000 people. Sharon was one of them.
After another rent rise Sharon and her six-year-old daughter became homeless and were forced to
live in emergency accommodation in the completely unsuitable surroundings of a city centre hotel.
“It was so terrible to see the damage living there was doing to my daughter. She was so unhappy
and started to get more withdrawn. It all really hit like a ton of bricks one day and I was bursting out
crying. I just felt so alone.”
But when Sharon was put in contact with the Focus Ireland Family Homeless Action Team, she
immediately got vital support including a specialist childcare worker for her daughter. Thanks to the
support of donors like our Radio Nova listeners, Focus Ireland was able to help Sharon get a secure
rental agreement so now she has a home of her own.
“Having a home again is unbelievable. I can close the door and I feel safe. I feel my daughter is safe. I
don’t think I would have made it this far without the great support Focus Ireland gave me and my
daughter. I feel we really have a future now.”
Make a difference in 2020 by supporting our Help Our Homeless Radiothon on Friday & Saturday, 28th & 29th February, on Radio Nova.