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Stability and Security - key in building a future

Posted on September 06, 2020 by Cathy Flanagan

If people are to have a chance of building a future, they need stability, a secure home and other crucial supports. In Cork, our Access Housing Unit provides a unique but critical support service to people who are at risk of homelessness or living in temporary accommodation.     We work to empower and assist people 'out of home' to access accommodation in the private rented sector through both pre and post tenancy support programmes. Our formalised pre-tenancy programme is designed to …

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A home means more than just having a roof over your head

Posted on August 29, 2020 by Cathy Flanagan

Father Donal O' Mahony

Today, we reflect on the legacy of an unsung hero, Fr Donal O’Mahony, the Corkman who founded Threshold in 1978 after being appointed chaplain to Dublin’s flat-dwellers, who was also internationally respected as a human rights advocate and peace activist. Fr O’Mahony, who was educated at CBC, Rochestown College and UCC, entered the Capuchin Franciscan Order as a late vocation in the late 1950s. After ordination he was based in Dublin and worked in the inner city where he became aware of …

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