Home Sweet Home Ireland
There are 260 people sleeping on the streets of Dublin every single night with more than 6,500 'officially homeless' people, including 2,400 children growing up in hotel rooms. 70 families a month are still losing their homes.
The life expectancy for a homeless woman in Ireland is 38, roughly the same age as during the famine period of 1847.
This is obscene in a country with so much wealth. The homeless crisis could be over very soon if the government made it their priority, but this is simply not happening. Instead, our government prioritise tax cuts for corporations and high income individuals.
The homeless need our help and we are sick and tired of waiting while families go homeless and people die in the streets, so now we are taking action.
We are asking you to support us in housing homeless people until the government gets its act together and realises that the most vulnerable in our society are the priority.
Please help us with funding so we can house homeless people directly. We need your support. All money received will go into a campaign that will get people off the streets, into adequate shelter and end homelessness in Ireland.
It's time to make the change we want to see.
(This gofundme is run by Oisín Fagan, a member of the Irish Housing Network finance team. All your generous donations will be drawn down by the Irish Housing Network, who are one of the groups helping to run the Home Sweet Home campaign. All donations will go directly towards the costs of running the current action, and any excess will go directly into a campaign that ends homelessness in Ireland.)
I just want to reiterate that all these donations are going directly into the running of Apollo House and ensuring the safety of our volunteers and our residents.
Your donations are the fuel that will keep this campaign alive, and your passion, practical support and generosity are what will end homelessness in Ireland. Thank you from all of us at Home Sweet Home.
This campaign belongs to everyone of you.
Santa here. I am delighted to add my support to Home Sweet Home Apollo House. If anyone dares to arrest any of these good people for what they are doing then they will have to arrest me too and they will, like Rudolf, go down in history, for arresting Santa the week before Christmas!
I would like to help out, I don't have much but I can spare some of my time ,, I have been working with feeding the homeless in clondalkin for the past year ,, would love to help out in anyway I could .. cleaning cooking washing up sweeping floors whatever needs be ,,,
Have you seen all the folk that sleep the streets of dublin Hurt in their eyes And sleeping bags in bags Worn out looks on faces And clothes all in rags Chrisma's an old lady In fact she's sixty five Lost her home to alcohol Shes lucky she's alive Or pat who sits of grafton street Head buried all the time People just walk by him And inside his heart is crying Theres john who sits Right outside Dublins g p o Until hes told to sling his hook With nowhere else to go And buko he just sits there With coffee cup in hand For 365 days a year Whats wrong with this old land There are families that walk the street Looking for donation Homeless guys and homeless girls Asleep at connelly station Shop fronts are engaged With folk a sleeping rough Current situations Oh by god are tough Goverenment ignore it And pretend not to see But god forbid if homelessness Presented upon thee Fancy cars and dress suit Ripped from under feet And enda kenny godforbid Make bed on the street And many politition That follow in his shoe Would have to wake up freezing With feet and hands a blue I wonder would they lie there Each and every night And wait to see the morning With no hope in sight Or would they reconsider And change the situation And put and end to homelessness And end peoples frustration In ideal i dont think so As the truth is hard to swallow All i can say for this year Is thank god for appolo .......
This action musn't end here. The celebs can adopt a more significant role by organising a public meeting of homeless people including those sleeping on sofas, floors and other inadequate or unsuitable accommodation. Enable those folk to come together with those consigned to the streets. Then take the struggle to the doorsteps of those responsible for the situation. Homelessness is not just for Christmas it can often be forever.
How silly and inhumane the Home Sweet Home Eire movement have made the government look. I know that's not the prime motive but I feel strongly that the amazing 'by-product' of the peoples compassion for others is the discovery of their own power. Power to the people.
Well said. I always do what I can to help homeless people. There are so many buildings in Ireland + here in the UK (and sadly all around the world) to which could be used, e.g.: old buildings which people no longer have a use for, or every time there's a new development some of it is "office space" but which never gets filled (because I think a lot of the time, they would have to move out of somewhere else to go to the new place, so it still ends up with rooms being empty). Wishing every one of you all the best with your plans. sending hopes and strength to your cause.
I have a warm bed to lay my head, food in my belly and love in my life. Doesn't everyone deserve this chance? Regardless of a person's circumstances, it is not for us to judge, only seek to help. We can't save everyone but campaigns like this give hope to so many. Good on ye, Ireland is behind you ❤️
could you explain to the Public where the money has gone and all other donations of furniture etc
Maybe you can help me in my situation... /fighting-in-a-court