Dublin Simon Community was founded by a group of Trinity and UCD students in 1969, who began by providing much-needed soup and sandwiches to people who were sleeping rough in Dublin city centre.
In addition to the Soup Run, which still goes out 365 nights of the year, Dublin Simon Community provide many services which aim to help those who are sleeping rough on the streets, people who are in their own accommodation but at risk of homelessness and those who are at any of the stages in between.
The Mission of Dublin Simon Community
Dublin Simon Community work to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath. We provide services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home.
Making home a reality
Empower people to access and retain a home, by providing housing, prevention and targeted interventions through advocacy and partnership
Community - We provide those associated with Dublin Simon Community with a sense of involvement, inclusion and belonging
Respect & Empowerment - We are committed to showing respect to each other. Responsible conduct is expected from everybody in our community. We are also committed to creating an environment where volunteers, staff and those who use our services are empowered to improve their lives and that of their local communities
Excellence & Innovation - We provide services that are cost-effective, to best standards and we are constantly pioneering new and innovative ways of providing our services
Accountability & Integrity - We operate with transparency so that we are accountable for actions, individually and collectively. We are equitable and fair in all our dealings