Homeless / Housing Projects

Cork Simon Outreach Project

Cork Simon Day Centre, Anderson’s Quay, Cork City


Outreach workers

Tel: 021-4278728

Mobile 1: 087-9045778

Mobile 2: 087-6599756

Email: outreach@corksimon.ie

Website: www.corksimon.ie

The Cork Simon Outreach Project, supported by the Cork Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force (CLDATF) and the HSE, aims to eliminate rough sleeping and to minimise the impact of alcohol/drug use among the homeless population and those at risk of homelessness.   The Outreach Team uses a harm reduction and health promotion approach, working in a non-judgemental way to provide direct supports and advice to homeless people using substances in order to increase their awareness of the risks involved and to minimise the harms to themselves and others.

Services Provided


  • Outreach staff provide one-to-one engagement with people to assess their needs and level of substance use.
  • Information is provided on all aspects of addiction services and supports including: needle exchanges, safe injecting practices and safe disposal of needles; drug and alcohol treatment options such as addiction counselling, methadone programme, residential treatment options, community detox and abstinence programmes.
  • Support people in accessing emergency accommodation, social welfare entitlements, and medical and mental health supports through the HSE’s Adult Homeless Medical Team.

D.I.O.N. Project

11-12 Marlboro Street, Cork City


Project Worker

Tel: 021 4270187

Email: dion.ymca@gmail.com

Services Provided

An Independent Living skills Programme for Young people covering areas such as:

  • Budgeting and finance
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Loneliness and support
  • Career Guidance Issues
  • Tenancy Rights
  • Information

Post Release Service

Cork Prison, Rathmore Road, Cork City.


Project Coordinator: Frances Russell

Tel: 021 4518814

Fax: 021 4503279

Email: frussell@irishprisons.ie

Services Provided

  • Information, advice, and liaising with statutory education & training services. A mentoring role in relation to the above is also available.
  • Provides outreach, support, training and information for ex- prisoners and their families