We help people empower themselves
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The oldest working charity in Dublin
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.
Established in 1818, Mendicity is the oldest working charity in Dublin. For over 200 years, we have been 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.
Somebody told me about Mendicity, and they helped me to start getting clean again and looking for somewhere to stay. It’s a great place to come even just to talk to someone. I wouldn’t have gotten by without their help.
Andre, service user
I have been staying in hostels since 2019, which is not ideal sometimes when there is 4 to a room. You suffer from depression and anxiety and still feel on your own. It’s great to be able to get help at Mendicity and feel listened to.
Ionut, service user
I like Ireland but don’t understand why there is a homeless problem here. I worry about the other young people I see. When you have nowhere to stay you get depressed, lost and scared. The Mendicity pointed me in the right direction and now I am staying in a hostel.