Our Impact The difference we make: Housing “We have provided homes for over 1000 people since the establishment of our Housing project in 1990. Currently we have in excess of 105 tenants all of whom would be homeless without our support. Through our housing project we keep people in a home and out of hospital or homeless shelters by working with them to not only have a home but to maintain the tenancy. “We have been successful in obtaining over €5m from the government funds to provide new homes to those who need it most. We provide this housing in a number of different ways from a fully staffed 24/7 service to living independently in the community in an apartment or a shared house. Education Primary School talks Each year we visit on average 80 primary reaching over 2200 students in Cork City and County. The feedback we get from the students is excellent and they are very engaged in the talks. The teachers are very appreciative of the talks and we are invited back each year by many of the schools who avail of the service. Seminars Our Annual Seminars continue to go from strength to strength with 1,600 students attending over the 2 days in The Clayton Hotel Silversprings. In the last two years we have incorporated musical acts which have a theme around mental health which has had a huge impact on the students. These acts are developed by young people and it is great to see the students get the message from their peers. This event has become so popular that the event is almost fully booked in May without a line up even being finalised.