Mendicity is a low threshold food and day service for people experiencing homelessness. We are open 7 days per week and serve 2 meals per day, as well as tea & coffee and snacks throughout. 

We have over 300 regulars attending our service, and over half of these have no income at all. Almost 80% of our clients are homeless EU migrant workers, and one quarter are sleeping outside.

Our food and day service offers the following support to those who are homeless:

  • Meal service
  • Daytime shelter with access to Wi-Fi and charging facilities
  • Hygiene: shower, laundry, hygiene packs, clean clothes
  • Advocacy and employment support
  • Safety Net Primary Care

History

The Mendicity Institution has been in operation for over 200 years. Since 1818, we have been continuously helping those who are homeless, poor and marginalised. Our food and employment services still survive today. However, in the past we offered additional supports such as our transmission service – offering fare for passage home or to emigrate to a new life. Mendicity has survived many turbulent times in history including the Famine, 1916 Rising and many more.

 

Read all about our extensive history in the latest edition of ‘Dublin Outsiders: A History of the Mendicity Institution 1818 – 2018’, available to buy online in our shop. All proceeds go towards our frontline services.

Our Governance

Our Governance

Mendicity is committed to providing transparency and the best quality service to our clients and those who donate to us
FAQ

FAQ

Mendicity is open to those who are homeless. We will prioritise those sleeping outside or staying in hostel accommodation with limited support

We offer free meals daily, as well as shower, laundry, hygiene facilities and free WiFi and charging facilities. We also offer support in accessing accommodation, employment and training.

We are open 7 days a week, Monday – Friday 9.30 – 5.30 (last admission at 4.30) and Saturday and Sunday 9.30 – 3.30 (last admission at 3 pm)

Those who are long term homeless and are experiencing addiction are welcome to apply to our Workshop. Employment in the Workshop is offered through a CE Scheme in partnership with Addiction Response Crumlin. To apply email workshop@mendicity.org

Our Team

Our Team

With your help, we can provide free supports to those experiencing homelessness

With your help, we can provide free supports to those experiencing homelessness

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Food

Food

We provide over 35,000 free meals per year
Hygiene

Hygiene

Access to shower, laundry, hygiene products and clean clothing
Training & Employment

Training & Employment

Access to training and employment supports as well as free WiFi and charging facilities
Workshop

Workshop

Employment in Mendicity to those experiencing homelessness and addiction