Focus Ireland is a non-profit organization that is based in Dublin. It was founded in 1985 by Sister Stanislaus Kennedy and is one of the largest housing and homelessness organisations in Ireland. Focus Ireland believes that everyone has a right to a place they can call home.
Focus Ireland is driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong. 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.
Funds raised from our players allowed Focus Ireland to offer flexible courses designed to meet the specific education and employment needs of those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
It developed out of an identified need to address the gap in the training, education, and employment pathway through homelessness into independent living. This enabled their Preparation for Education, Training & Employment team help clients complete their second level education, apply for third level education, and secure the necessary supports for clients to become secure and independent in their lives. The impact of this for the wider community is that employment and education levels increase, leading to improved standards of living for community members.
This incredible organization provides vulnerable families and individuals with support, education, advice and housing to help them to have a place they can call home.
We're so proud to support this incredible organization in the fight to end homelessness in Ireland.