Peter McVerry Trust, the housing and homeless charity, opened its first regional office in Limerick during December, 2016, marking the beginning of their social housing programme in the City and County. The programme will see Peter McVerry Trust’s team supporting a number of formerly homeless people, providing 24 hour care.
Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, said, “We have become a leader in providing permanent accommodation with wrap-around supports for people with a range of issues including mental health, addiction and family breakdown. We’re delighted to be a part of the Limerick community, and we look forward to building key relationships and the support of local stakeholders as we move to eliminate homelessness in the region.”
The charity worked with 4,584 individuals during 2016 and now provides homelessness prevention, housing, homeless, drug treatment and under 18s residential services across Limerick, Dublin, Kildare and Laois.
In Limerick, Peter McVerry Trust will identify, acquire and sustain housing options in conjunction with Limerick and City County Council. Please note that 100% of all nominations for housing are provided by Limerick City and County Council’s Housing division who can be contacted on +353 (0)61 407 120.
Address: 50 O’Connell St, Limerick
Office hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Telephone: +353 (0)61 214 882
This short video gives an insight into the work of Peter McVerry Trust to provide housing led solution to homelessness in Limerick.
Deirdre, who became homeless after an illness, was living in emergency accommodation before moving into her own home in Limerick with help from Peter McVerry Trust. She tells her story in this video.
Pat, who is now living in his own home in Co Limerick after spending time in emergency accommodation, reflects on his experiences with homelessness and receiving help from Peter McVerry Trust.
To mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of Peter McVerry Trust’s services in Limerick, we asked people in the city about their views on homelessness.
Along with the Moyross Youth Academy, we are working in Limerick to train young people to make furniture, which is then used in our accommodation.