One for Ireland happens because Ireland comes together as One to make a difference for young people.
This year we are proud to be working with the following retailers, media organisations, businesses and charities.
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Barnardos (South East)
This funding will enable Barnardos to pilot a targeted advocacy support service to children and families attending the Barnardos Thurles Service affected by the housing crisis. Families who are homeless, living in inappropriate and overcrowded accommodation or at risk of becoming homeless. Families who are homeless, living in inappropriate and overcrowded accommodation or at risk of becoming homeless can access the support they need to secure and retain housing to reduce their risk of becoming homeless
Focus Ireland (South West)
Focus Ireland’s Youth Housing service in Cork provides high-quality housing and supports to young people aged 18–24. Vulnerable young people often experience difficulty in both accessing and sustaining tenancies, particularly in the private rented sector. Focus Ireland’s Youth Housing is offered for an unspecified time period, based on the needs of the young person. Accommodation offered is not intended to be permanent, but rather a form of transitional ‘open-ended’ accommodation which provides support for young people when they require it most.
Irish Refugee Council (North West)
The Irish Refugee Council’s Youth Advocacy Project (YAP) centres on supporting young refugees transitioning out of the asylum process by matching them with advocates who will be a person of support as they move onto independent living. Due to the current increased risk of homelessness this phase of the YAP will focus on training advocates to support young people in securing rental accommodation, understanding HAP and social welfare payments, and the different supports they will need as they move on from state run reception centres. In the experience of the IRC, such support is crucial and greatly reduces the risk of homelessness.
Merchants Quay Ireland (Dublin)
Within the homeless youth population, early intervention is an opportunity not to be missed, it's absolutely essential to act now towards positive outcomes over the long term. This is the time to engage, build trust, and work together to build a clear plan, mapping pathways out of the services before the young person becomes entrenched in homelessness and addiction. The Young Persons Support Worker works with clients on issues around education & awareness; motivational work; coping skills; crisis intervention; justice and legal issues; conflict resolution; accommodation and harm reduction amongst others.
Novas is a voluntary organisation and Approved Housing Body working with families and single adults who are disadvantaged and socially excluded; primarily those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. We provide a range of services and accommodation for marginalised households in Limerick, Clare, Tipperary, Kerry, Cork and Dublin. The One for Ireland grant enables us to extend the range of supports provided to the families to include a dedicated play area for families in homeless accommodation as well as Creative Play Therapy to support children and teenagers to navigate the trauma associated with being homeless.
Sonas Domestic Violence Charity (East Coast & Midlands region)
Sonas supports women and children experiencing domestic abuse by providing effective, quality services. The Irish Youth Foundation funding will extend the support given to children and young people by the Visiting Support Services in Dublin and Wicklow. This innovative service works with children and young people where they live, supporting both the mother and the children at the same time, or separately, depending on the family’s needs.
Galway Simon Community (West)
The Galway Simon Youth Service is a specialist service working with young people ages 18-25 in a targeted manner to both minimise the time spent in homeless services and / or circumvent young people spending time in main stream adult services / shelters altogether, thus minimising the impact of homelessness on this cohort of young people. The OFI funding will facilitate access to a housing first approach and help them to exit homelessness in a timely fashion. Through the provision of comprehensive tailored supports, young people are supported to manage the challenges in their lives effectively, thereby reducing the risk of behaviours that may compromise their well-being and capacity to achieve positive goals in their lives.
A huge thank you to our partners supporting the campaign!
Paypal are providing One for Ireland with free transfers to help us maintain our 100% donation model and are also donating to the campaign to help youth mental health.
The Lions Clubs of Ireland are an integral part of the campaign. Lions Club members across the country will be linking in with stores and businesses in their local area to connect them to One for Ireland.
Stripe are providing One for Ireland with free transfers to help us make sure 100% of every euro donated goes to helping young people’s mental health.
PML group are generously sponsoring outdoor advertising space for One for Ireland so that people know about the campaign.
Twitter are helping us get the word out by offering advertising space for One for Ireland.