Origin

Inner City Helping Homeless was founded in November 2013 as a result of the increased number of people sleeping rough around Dublin City. Members of the local community in the North Inner City came together to do a soup run around the city and on the first night over 40 volunteers turned up wanting to help. By 2014 ICHH was operating a 7 night a week outreach service all across Dublin City and we secured our first premises on Killarney Street, Dublin 1. ICHH now have over 200 volunteers on our books and our office on Amiens St is open 14 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Outreach

The ICHH outreach volunteers are on the streets of Dublin city and surrounding areas 7 nights a week. The volunteers leave our office on Amiens St at 11pm on designated walking routes on both the northside and southside of the city. They bring supplies such as tea, coffee, soup, pot noodles, sandwiches, fruit, water, hats, scarves, gloves, clothes and sleeping bags. Most importantly they offer empathy and compassion as a simple chat can mean so much to people sleeping rough around the city.

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Our mobile outreach unit is out 7 nights per week providing support outside Dublin City and answering rough sleeper reports as and when they come in via telephone or social media platforms. In 2017 ICHH outreach volunteers had 37,120 engagements with homeless people on the streets of Dublin. On one night in November alone the teams assisted over 200 people which was the first time that number was reached in 4 years of operation.

Advocacy

ICHH offer a 7 day advocacy service assisting homeless individuals and families and educating them on how to navigate through homelessness. As the number of homeless families and children has increased over 200% since 2015 the demand from families needing assistance in getting out of homelessness has increased. Over 3,000 children are now homeless in Ireland and ICHH have stepped in on numerous occasions and accommodated families that were left with nowhere to go.

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When the ICHH volunteers are on their outreach runs nightly they would then arrange advocacy and case work support for anyone that requires it. The face of homelessness has changed in Ireland over the last 2 years as it’s now children that are most impacted so our advocacy work is an essential part of the fight against homelessness.

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Charity No.: 20101848

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WHO WE ARE

Anthony Flynn was one of the founder members of Inner City Helping Homeless when the organisation was formed in November 2013. Anthony oversees the Senior Management Team responsible for the day to day operations of ICHH and has seen first hand the growth of the organisation over the past 4 years.

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Trustee

Over the past 3 years David has been to the forefront on a National basis in advocating on behalf of those in mortgage and personal debt. David has significant experience and success in negotiating deals with banks on behalf of debtors.

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Trustee

Ann has used her experience to implement policies and best practice models within the ICHH Volunteer Co-ordination team and has been at the heart of the organisation for the past two years.

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A finance professional with 12 years experience in corporate finance, Clare has an interest in project and change management and regulatory compliance, and is passionate about social justice.

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