Crosscare is looking for support for its annual appeal to prevent even more people from losing their homes as the housing and accommodation crisis in the city deepens.
The number of people in emergency accommodation in Dublin is now over 9,000; this includes almost 3,000 children. Crosscare provides homeless accommodation in six locations in the city; among them is a Family Hub for homeless families and a service for homeless teenage boys.
As well as providing emergency and medium-term homeless services, Crosscare teams work hard with thousands of others who are at risk of losing their homes or rental accommodations.
They do this in several ways through their Homeless Prevention Services, offering critical advice and support to families and individuals. Last year alone, 2,700 families and 2,500 individuals came to Crosscare for help.
As well as advice and advocating for those in need, Crosscare supports people who have moved on from homelessness through the Clan project. It helps people to adapt, find stability in their new communities, and remain engaged with others in similar situations.
Crosscare’s Aftercare Service works with young people between 18 and 23 who have moved out of care and adjusting to independent living.
These vital services for those in need ensure that hundreds of families and people at risk are kept out of homeless services if possible—donations from the public and grant aid support much of this work.
As the cost of living and housing crisis continues to impact the most vulnerable people, Crosscare is appealing for your help to ensure these critical services are maintained and, where needed, expanded.
Please support the Homeless Prevention appeal if you can.
The collection for Crosscare will be taken up at all Masses in the Archdiocese on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September.
You can also donate online at www.crosscare.ie/donate or telephone 01- 8360011
If you or anyone you know is at risk of becoming homeless, please get in touch with Crosscare Homeless Prevention Services at 01 8726775 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org