Peter McVerry Trust Supported 8% More People Last Year
The number of people supported by the Peter McVerry Trust has risen by 8% last year.
The charity's annual report shows they helped just under 5,000 people in 2017.
Meanwhile, demand for their services has grown by 40 per cent since 2011.
CEO Pat Doyle believes the demand for their services will remain stready for the next 2 years.
The organisation launched its annual report today as they unveiled 13 new apartments on Castle Street in Dublin city.
We were delighted to launch Castle Court in Dublin City today. The 13 apartments have been renovated to high spec and will house those impacted by homelessness. Take a look inside the apartments in this short video. pic.twitter.com/LKN1U42r3P— Peter McVerry Trust (@PMVTrust) December 4, 2018
All of the tenants will be coming from some form of emergency accommodation.
The 7 two beds and 6 one bed apartments will be filled in time for Christmas.
Joanne Tobin received the keys to her new home today:
Joanne who’s currently in emergency accommodation with her two children receives the keys to her new appartment from the CEO of The Peter McVerry Trust and Junior Housing Minister Damien English pic.twitter.com/sLGW88jxgW— Kacey O'Riordan (@KaceyORiordan) December 4, 2018