The Belvedere College "Annual Sleep-Out" will take place on 22nd to the 24th of December
in two locations; outside the Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2 and at the GPO, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.
As Christmas approaches, for most of us happiness is the dominant mood. However for many on our streets, Christmas is just another cold day to endure. As more and more cuts are implemented those who have been invisible even in the boom years remain so.
First established in 1983, the Sleep Out comprises of a joint group of past & present pupils sleeping out on the streets of Dublin to raise funds and create awareness for a number of charities including the Peter McVerry Trust and Focus Ireland.
Home Again works against homelessness by providing residential care for children that is as close as possible to a family home by being welcoming, considerate and attentive to the diverse needs of the children who stay with us. We work with them, their families and communities to bring about positive, healthy and fulfilling experiences that will enrich their lives and help their development.Read More
Peter McVerry Trust is a charity set up by Fr Peter McVerry to reduce homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage.Read More
Focus Ireland helps prevent families, young people and individuals from having to first experience homelessness if possible. For those currently experiencing homelessness, we identify the best available supports and options to aid them on their journey out of homelessness. Another key aspect of our work is supporting those at risk of homelessness again in the future, to minimise the risk, by providing excellent tenancy supports.Read More
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