Depaul Ireland provides accommodation and key services to people who many others struggle to work with street drinkers, women in prison, families who others have given up on, those with behavioral, self-harm and addiction problems. We work in Dublin and Belfast to provide accommodation, outreach and training services to homeless and disadvantaged people.
One of our host projects is "Orchid House". Orchid house provides emergency accommodation for men and women who have entrenched alcohol issues, complex support needs and a history of extended periods of street homelessness in Dublin. This 24/7 service offers alcohol management support onsite.
-One-to-one professional support
-Practical and holistic assistance
-Harm reduction addiction support
-Referral, advocacy and case management
-Independent living skills development
Orchid house works within a principle of 'harm reduction' which means that we work with service users at their level to provide the best possible interventions for them. Because of the needs of the service users the project is a “wet hostel” (where service users can consume their own alcohol on site) It provides accommodation to 23 street-homeless men and women over the age of 18. The project especially aims to cater for people with a long history of alcohol misuse and as a result of this have been discriminated from most other projects in the city. Some service users presenting are drug dependent and some drug and alcohol dependent and due to the emergency nature of the project there can be a frequent turnover of service users . Most of our service users would have spent a long time on the streets before arriving at our project. Therefore the support provided for our service users have to be very basic (i.e. a secure place to stay, three meals a day and a friendly environment).
Carretera de Sant Vicent del Raspeig, s/n - 03690 Sant Vicent del Raspeig - Alacant - Tel.: 96 590 3400 - Fax: 96 590 3464