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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org