St Martha’s opened as a Night Shelter in 1996. The service was expanded in 2003 as an 24/7 Emergency Accommodation for men who were experiencing homelessness. Bethany House opened in January 2003 catering for women and children who were out of home at a time of crisis. The service was transferred into Depaul’s care by St. Vincent de Paul in December 2021.
The 22-bed emergency accommodation service now welcomes single men and women, as well as couples. Each resident is assigned a keyworker to help assess their needs, create a support plan for their stay with a view to finding the service user a pathway out of homelessness. Residents get daily meals, and can use the cooking facilities and laundry facilities on site. There is a community Liaison Nurse who visits weekly to assess the health needs of Service Users. There is also an addiction nurse who supports residents still in and recovering from addiction. A support worker from Merchants Quay is also a support to the service.
St Martha’s and Bethany Place are located on the, Kilnasavoge, Dublin Road Longford.
Referrals are accepted through Longford County Council.
St. Martha’s and Bethany House,
Phone: +353 43 334 8062