Drop-in Centre Limerick City
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    Drop-in Centre Limerick City

    Ozanam House Hartstonge StreetLimerick Ireland V94W2D3
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About us

SVP's Drop-in Centre in Limerick was opened in 2002. It provides daycare services to people experiencing homelessness and those vulnerable to becoming homeless in Limerick City and surrounding areas.
The Centre is an integral part of the homeless sector provision in Limerick. It is run by an experienced professional staff team and approximately 30 highly motivated and committed volunteers.

Homeless Prevention

Our major goal is to prevent the progression to homelessness by those in accommodation but vulnerable to homelessness. We create links between service users and other service providers best placed to help. The Centre provides practical help (meals, food bank supplies, clothing) and emotional support and advocacy.

Our Services

The Drop-in Centre offers services to meet the needs of the whole person in keeping with the ethos of SVP.

Staff and volunteers share their time, passion and skills to support service users as follows:

  • General support and advice

Service users are always welcome and we make everyone feel at home. We provide general support and understand the importance of the social aspect of the Centre. Many service users live alone or are homeless. Our care can make the difference in their lives. Volunteers and staff bring strong commitment and enthusiasm for supporting homeless and vulnerable people.

  • Personal support

We support service users with personal issues. Providing a listening ear we build positive relationships with all service users who attend.

  • Food provision

We provide food free of charge daily (sandwiches, tea or coffee). We also provide a limited number of hot dinners daily, which are outsourced from a Community Meals on Wheels Service. These meals are prioritised for those that are rough sleeping or are deemed to be particularly vulnerable. We regularly have sweet treats to share too. On Wednesdays from 9:30am-12:30pm we distribute non-perishable foods for those experiencing food poverty.

  • Hygiene services

Shower facilities are available, and we can give a change of clothes on request.

  • Laundry services

We provide a laundry service, which gives priority to People sleeping rough. This service is also free of charge.

  • Specialist Services

The Drop-In Centre collaborates with other specialist services to help people get specific supports for difficulties in areas such as housing, physical health, mental health, addiction, financial etc. We make formal referrals, with the person in order to ensure that they receive all of the available supports. We also link with SVP Home Visitation Conferences and the Mid West Regional Office to help people to avail of all that SVP has to offer in terms of assistance.

  • Empowerment

By providing advice, support and advocacy we can empower our service users.

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