Stella Maris was the first service of its kind in Northern Ireland and was set up in conjunction with Helm Housing Association, now Radius Housing, in September 2005.
This project was set up to help people with entrenched alcohol issues who were rough sleeping in Belfast and works on the dual principles of harm reduction and low threshold, meaning we work with people in a way that encourages them to make more positive choices in relation to their addiction issues.
Stella Maris provides a home for up to 23 long-term homeless street drinkers. Everyone living in Stella Maris has a dedicated keyworker who supports them with their addiction through alcohol management support and planning. Support is offered with their emotional and mental health needs, physical health needs and it is also important to work on motivation and taking responsibility, managing money, social networks and relationships. Specialist support is also made available in-service by GPs and nurses.
One of the key aims of Stella Maris is to provide a homely environment for each resident. Very often this is the first stable place that they can call home in a very long time.
Stella Maris service is situated in Belfast.
Stella Maris service is run in conjunction with Radius Housing.
Referrals are accepted from multi-Agencies all over Northern Ireland.
Depaul Stella Maris
28 Garmoyle Street