About Mendicity Institution

About Mendicity Institution


It is our mission to disrupt and prevent the cycle of homelessness by enabling and empowering individuals to become self-sufficient members of their communities.

The Mendicity Institution is the oldest working charity in Dublin. Established in 1818, it has been in operation for over 200 years creating opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, isolation and marginalization to live better lives.

We help people empower themselves so they can work their way out of homelessness. We are inclusive, we are innovative and we provide quality service to all who come to us.

We do this through the services we provide:

In 2020, we remained open during several lockdowns, and increased our opening hours to provide services for those most vulnerable 7 days a week. We installed a shower and laundry facility for those sleeping rough. We served over 38,000 meals, facilitated over 400 loads of washing and offered more than 700 showers. 

You can support us by donating here or volunteering to help with our Weekend and Evening Service. For more information click here