SVP/DePaul Handover of Services


What is the 13 Houses Campaign?

The 13 Houses Campaign is a Famvin (Vincentian Family) Homeless Alliance initiative and aims to improve and transform the lives of 10,000 homeless people around the world in 3-5 years from 2018. More than that, we want to see 13 Houses projects in each of the 156 countries where the Vincentian Family works!


Ireland’s Latest Contribution

Recently in Ireland two branches of the Vincentian Family (The Society of St. Vincent dePaul and DePaul) have made a unique contribution to the ‘13’ Houses campaign. In their joint press release statement issued 10th January 2022, the two National Charities tell us about this wonderful initiative:

‘The landscape of running homeless accommodation in Ireland has changed over the last number of years. This includes changes to government policy to a focus on housing-led solutions. SVP is transferring the management of seven hostels to Depaul due to its high level of specialisation in service delivery specifically in relation to the changes in government policy and the broader landscape. Crucially, the move benefits those who use the services.”

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin (Irish PM) attended the transfer of services event at Deerpark House, which he opened in 2002, and said:

“This transfer demonstrates the responsibility, foresight and vision of two organisations coming together to have a positive impact on people facing homelessness.”



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