Suaimhneas first opened its doors in August 2016 in partnership with the Health Service Executive, Acet and the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive. The name “Suaimhneas” when translated from Irish means “Serenity”.
Suaimhneas is a female only service which provides beds for up to 6 women who have completed a residential drug treatment programme and have a minimum period of 8-10 weeks drug and alcohol free. Within the service, days are very structured for the residents. Attendance at external twelve step recovery meetings is also paramount for the growth and development of residents’ recovery. The women are engaged in full time therapeutic day programmes during the week and while the weekend is also structured, there is time for residents to relax and have meaningful use of their free time.
Suaimhneas is deemed a ‘Recovery House’, aiming to create a home for all residents with communal living; meals are cooked and eaten together. Cleaning and other household tasks are undertaken by residents too.
Suaimhneas is situated in the Dublin 7 area.
Referral criterion consists of previous engagement with the criminal justice system and eligibility for registration with the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. Referrals are only accepted from designated referral agents.
Phone: 01 868 4624