Local charity on track to hit homeless housing target this year
BY COLIN BARTLEY
A LOCAL organisation that houses people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in and around Kilkenny has provided around half of their targetted houses in the first six months of the year.
The Good Shepherd Centre, an organisation that works with homeless men, women, families and those at risk of becoming homeless, in Kilkenny and its environs, plans on providing 80 houses by the end of the year.
In the first six months of the year, the Good Shepard provided 34 homes.
Noel Sherry, general manager of the Good Shepard Centre says 80 houses are achievable.
“The Good Shepard Centre has provided 34 homes to date in 2019. We are a small charity and always can do with help.
“The target of 80 homes in 2019 is ambitious but achievable. Providing 80 homes is important.
“A home provides people with emotional safety. It allows you to revel in hopefulness, a place to call home.
The Good Shepard Centre offers emergency accommodation, transitional housing, and resettlement services with the aim of returning people to sustained independent living.