Focus Ireland are driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong. Wrong because it is a failure of society that creates victims out of ordinary people and robs them of their potential. Wrong because it can be prevented, it can be solved but is allowed to continue and in doing so, undermines society.
Focus Ireland challenges our society to think and act differently. They are committed to challenging everything about homelessness; the causes, systemic failures, people’s perceptions and how it is tackled.
Focus Ireland work to prevent people becoming, remaining or returning to homelessness.
Focus Ireland was founded by Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy. Sr. Stan was involved in a research project into the lives of homeless women in Dublin, when she realised the importance of involving people, who are, or have been directly affected by homelessness, in the development of homelessness services.
Since its foundation Focus Ireland has continued to grow and its research and advocacy work ensures that the rights of people who are homeless remain on the political agenda. In addition to its Dublin projects, it now has services and housing projects across Ireland including in Waterford, Kilkenny, Cork, Sligo and Limerick.
Focus Ireland can be contacted using the details below:
9-12 High Street
Tel: 01 881 5900
Fax: 01 881 5950