Depaul has been chosen by William Fry as their Community Partners for 2021-2023. Depaul was selected because of our strong alignment with William Fry’s CSR strategy and their desire to make a lasting and positive impact on people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.
Our partnership will specifically focus on providing meaningful support for the Cosán Nua (New Path) service and will include staff volunteering, pro bono and fundraising support in addition to a firm commitment of corporate donations over three years.
By focusing this partnership on Cosán Nua, William Fry will further their commitment to diversity and inclusion by helping provide practical supports for people exiting direct provision, facilitate their social inclusion, encourage positive interaction within the community and provide mental health and general health supports.
Managing Partner at William Fry Owen O’Sullivan says;
“We are delighted to announce Depaul as one of our community charities for the next three years. The work they are doing to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness is more important than ever in light of the ongoing pandemic. We are particularly excited to support the Cosán Nua programme, which helps people that have received the right to remain in the country to transition from direct provision into the community. Our partnership will help provide a positive start and deliver much needed practical and meaningful support to these families as they begin their new lives in the community.”
Depaul’s Director of Fundraising & Communications Mairéad McGinn says;
“Depaul is delighted to have been selected as a William Fry Community Partner 2021-2023. Their support and expertise will be invaluable to Depaul over the course of our 3-year partnership and specifically, to our Cosán Nua service. This specialised service supports people living in Direct Provision who have received their right to remain to move into their own homes. William Fry’s partnership will ensure we can continue to provide meaningful support to individuals and families leaving direct provision and ensure their successful integration in the community.”