We run several concurrent projects, complementing each other to provide a holistic approach, which addresses a multitude of issues related to homelessness. Running these projects and activities allows us to reach our strategic aims, such as preventing and combating poverty and homelessness, empowering individuals and supporting the integration of homeless migrants. We are excited to continue to grow and develop our services.
- MAP – Migrant Access Programme
- Mendo Shed
- Migrant Prison In-Reach
- Community Support
19th and early 20th Century Projects
Various work was carried out in Mendicity and ‘picking oakum’ was one. This involved unpicking old rope that had been by tarring and varnishing and extracting the good fibres. These fibres were then used by mixing them with tar and using the mixture for caulking or sealing the sides of ships.
Breaking stones for road building, pulverising lime for building materials, spinning flax and lace making were also undertaken.
Some worked carrying placards through the streets of Dublin imploring the public not to give alms but to donate to the Mendicity instead. Some were employed as carters to collect left over food from houses in the city to add to the pot.