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.
Longford County Council and the HSE Community Healthcare Services.
Referrals are accepted through Longford County Council.
St. Martha’s and Bethany House,
Phone: +353 43 334 8062