Focus Ireland Shine A Light – Reliance team will sleep out to support Irish charities
On Friday 14th of October, the team at Reliance will be sleeping out for one night to shine a light on homelessness in Ireland and raise vital funds for Focus Ireland and HUGG. In May, homelessness figures surpassed 10,000, the highest figure recorded since before the pandemic due to a lack of affordable, secure housing in Ireland. Right now, there are 1,366 families, including 3,028 children without a home. These families can spend up to two years in a one-bedroom room in an emergency accommodation situation, which has a significant impact on mental health, self-esteem, and child development.
However, homelessness would be much worse without the work of Focus Ireland. Focus Ireland are ending homelessness every day for families and individuals and our services are working hard to protect people who are currently homeless – especially children from the trauma caused by homelessness.
HUGG is a peer support organisation. They provide a safe, confidential environment in which those bereaved by suicide can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.
Please donate to our Shine A Light Night to help Focus Ireland and Hugg Irish charities. Friends and family of Reliance are welcome to join in.