The fear and trauma of having nowhere to sleep is a stark reality for some, and Covid-19 continues to pose an even greater challenge to those who don’t have the security of a home. We urgently need your help to continue providing supports to those who are living with the threat of homelessness.
The real impact of your support
Funds raised through our annual Sleep Out have made a significant impact on Homelessness Prevention Services throughout the region. Last year alone, these funds, which came to a staggering €137,205.10, directly supported over 500 individuals and families facing homelessness in the West.
To give you an idea of the true impact of support like this, we want to tell you about Matthew, who lost his home around the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hear Matthew’s story in his own words:
100% of funds raised will go directly towards providing vital services to people like Matthew who are living with the threat of homelessness during this critical time of need, allowing us to intervene early and put the right supports in place to prevent someone from experiencing the trauma of homelessness in the first place.
You can make a difference
Some of the tangible supports that you could help to fund include:
- €100 Could provide emergency supports for a family experiencing food poverty
- €250 Could provide a ‘home starter pack’ with the essentials a young person facing homelessness needs when moving into a home of their own.
- €500 Could make the difference for a family having to choose between paying their rent or keeping their house warm this winter
- €950 Could ensure an individual or family do not lose their home due to the uncertain situation they may find themselves as a result of Covid-19