Dublin Christian Mission

We are a non-denominational, evangelical group seeking to relate God's love in word and deed to the poor and needy people of our city.
Located in two buildings at the heart of the city, DCM is the second oldest City Mission in the world.

While the Mission's history  has included many different Christian and social action programming (including having been a medical mission) we now focus on homeless ministry on Pearse Street (The Light House), as well as Youth and Community Work in three disadvantaged communities around Dublin: the Markets Area, Drimnagh and Ballyfermot.

Dublin Co-operative Housing Society

The society is a not-for-profit member/user housing co-operative, affiliated to the National Association of Building Co-operatives, with member/residents (families and single persons) in social rented housing estates and apartment buildings in the Dublin city area.

The rents paid by member/tenants are related to the housing management and maintenance costs and the household income circumstances of each member, rather than market rents, and are subject to assessment each year.

Dublin Region Homeless Executive

Established as part of the Government strategy on homelessness, the Dublin Region Homeless Executive is responsible for the management and coordination of services to people who are homeless in the Dublin area and for the implementation of agreed action plans which aim to eliminate homelessness in the capital by 2010.

The Agency is a partnership structure, bringing together the voluntary and statutory agencies responsible for planning, funding and delivering services to people who are homeless.

Focus Ireland

Focus Ireland aims to advance the rights of homeless persons to live in a place they call home through quality services, research and advocacy.

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Focus Ireland is a national voluntary organisation which provides a range of services to people who are out-of-home.

Galway Simon Community

The Simon Community movement was founded in 1963 by Anton Wallich-Clifford, a former Probation Officer. It aimed to be both an altering, campaigning body and a venture in care designed to fill the gaps in the social services, acceptable to those rejecting help.


Haven is an Irish non-governmental organisation (NGO), strongly committed to empowering the people of Haiti to build sustainable livelihoods and to live free from poverty.

Launched in 2008, Haven works solely in Haiti, focusing on three core development areas: water and sanitation, training and education, and shelter. Haven’s community development programmes and training courses promote improved health, create employment and enterprise, strengthen education, and eradicate poverty in what remains one of the poorest countries in the world.

Housing Association for Integrated Living

The Housing Association for Integrated Living (Hail) was founded in 1985 as a result of an initiative by members of St. Brendan’s Mental Health Association and others following the preparation of the report, Let's Look at Housing. This report identified the housing needs of single socially vulnerable persons, some of whom had been patients in hospital or other institutions and often have difficulty in coping on their own, or at least need start up help to integrate into the community.

Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH)

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) was formed in 1982 by housing and hostel organisations in Ireland to act as a national representative, promotional, information and advisory federation.

The ICSH seeks to encourage and assist the development of a range of social housing services which complements the role of the Local Housing Authorities and meet the different and changing needs of various groups of the population.

National Association of Building Co-operatives (NABCo)

The representative, promotion, information, training and development federation serving the Co-operative Housing Movement in Ireland.

The Association was formed in 1973 and is jointly owned by its affiliated housing co-operatives. NABCo seeks to represent and serve their common interests and concerns.

Work programmes include the development of more new co-operative rental and ownership housing projects, information, guidance and training for management committees and members, facilitating co-operation between co-operatives for common services.