Focus Ireland World Record

About Focus Ireland

Focus Ireland is a not for profit charity organisation specifically established to care for the homeless in Ireland. 

It was founded by Sister Stanislaus Kennedy and Rachel Collier in 1985. Its stated mission is "to advance the right of people-out-of-home to live in a place they call home through quality services, research, and advocacy". 

Focus Ireland works to influence the social and political environment in which Ireland operates by undertaking a programme of national and local research projects, policy analysis and development. This work helps the organisation to identify the needs of their customers and to lobby for changes in public policy and provision for those experiencing homelessness. By developing evidence based research and policy they hope to influence young people. 

Opened in December 2001, Aylward Green is unique in that it is the first development in Ireland to provide emergency accommodation for both one and two parent families.  The project comprises 13 emergency (2 &3 bedroom houses) and 11 long-term (3 &4 bedroom houses).

They have assessment and key working services for young people catering for children ranging from 5 to 18 years.  

The  following services are specifically provide for children:  

  • Breakfast Club: - School children
  • Homework Club: – School Children
  • School holiday programme School children
  • Snack/Lunch: Pre School