Focus Ireland was our Charity partner for 2016:
Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or are at risk of losing their homes across Ireland. We offer individuals, and families, advice, support, education and housing to help people to have and keep a home. We believe that everyone has a right to a place they can call home and we campaign to address the causes of homelessness.
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 reinvented, it can be solved but is allowed to continue.6,525 people are homeless today in Ireland, this is the highest number ever recorded.
– More than 6,500 people are homeless in Ireland
– 1 in every 3 using homeless services is a child.
– in 2015 alone, Focus Ireland supported over 12,500 people
– Focus Ireland have over 70 projects across Ireland providing warm meals, practical support and education along with safe and secure housing
At Focus Ireland they concentrate on solving homelessness, as well as meeting urgent needs every single day. In 2015, there was a huge increase in demand for their support and services but because of the wonderful generosity of people like you, they were able to achieve so much. For instance, they helped 12,530 people last year, a 9% increase on 2014.
Focus Ireland’s Family Team supports one family a day to move out of homelessness (in partnership with Local Authorities around Ireland and the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive). However, up to 3 more families become homeless that very same day.
By supporting Focus Ireland on Christmas FM this year, you will be helping them reach even more families and children this Christmas.
89c of every euro they receive goes directly on services