- About us
Depaul is a charity helping people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
Depaul believes homelessness has no place.
We exist to serve homeless individuals or families, at risk, caught in the spiral of homelessness, deprived of all control of their lives, when every door is closed to them. Depaul is there because we believe they deserve help to rebuild their lives and progress to a positive future
We approach this:
With compassion and a willingness to do whatever it takes no matter what. With expertise and professionalism so the most excluded homeless people get the help they deserve and are not overlooked or ignored. We don't stop there; we innovate when services are needed. We advocate for hard-to-reach groups and are willing to take risks to make sure the services exist for homeless people
We want to end homelessness and change lives
Depaul is a cross-border organisation working in 4 main areas of service provision;
- Homelessness and vulnerable families services
- Homelessness prevention services
- Homeless addiction services
- Homelessness and criminal justice services
Depaul shares close links with the SVP as one of our founding partners but we are a separate charity addressing homelessness.
Depaul was established in 2002 in Ireland and 2005 in Northern Ireland. It is now a leading cross-border organisation. Our focus is upon those suffering homelessness and marginalisation, who need vital support and the opportunity to realise their true potential. We offer support and guidance to break the cycle of homelessness, and assist our service users in making positive choices for their future.
Depaul Ireland is part of a wider group structure, Depaul International, with other subsidiaries in the UK, Ukraine, Slovakia, USA and France and Croatia. Our founding partners upon the establishment of Depaul Ireland in 2002 were the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Daughters of Charity and the Vincentian Fathers. Depaul Ireland shares close links with members of the Vincentian Family.