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Drogheda Homeless Aid

We aim to restore dignity and hope by providing care, support and shelter for homeless men, while encouraging self-development, independent living and ultimately resettlement.

St Joseph's Hostel now caters for 25 residents at any one time. On average, 140 residents will stay in the hostel each year.

Drogheda Homeless Aid is also a housing body and we have four transitional houses, all of which are two bedroom houses and residents from our hostel can move in to them for a period of six months in order to prepare them for independent living. We also have a five long-term houses social houses in which we house families from the Local Authority housing waiting lists. 

Drogheda Homeless Aid was set up in 1982 by Sr. Cait Fitzgerald to cater for the growing number of homeless people in our community, and since then has provided accommodation, care and support for over 4,000 homeless people, many of whom have resettled into our community and are living independent fulfilled lives. In 1999, the old cottage from which Drogheda Homeless Aid operated in 35 North Strand was demolished, and the construction of our new 22-unit purpose built hostel commenced. The new hostel was officially opened in September 2000 by Minister Dermot Ahern, and was funded by the Department of the Environment and Local Government under the Capital Assistance Scheme.  St. Joseph's Hostel now caters for 25 residents at any one time. On average, 130 residents  stay in the hostel each year

Any donations Drogheda Homeless Aid receives go towards continuous improvement of our services.  With the rising issue of homelessness our services are under constant pressure.   


Contact Details

35 North Strand, , , IRELAND - A92 F802

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 8721

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) : 20021795

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