What your donation would do?
Annual contributions at the following levels would enable Home Again to provide services:
- €250 would pay the education for a child for 1 month
- €500 would provide psychological counselling for 1 boy for 3 months
- €1,000 would cover the food bills for the two houses for 2 weeks
A donation of any amount would of course be much appreciated and help Home Again in the current financial climate in fulfilling its caring mission. Your entire donation will go directly to support these deserving children as Home Again is managed by a committee of volunteers.
Your Donation also helps:
Specialist staff: Very often we have to provide for such things as psychological supports which are not covered by our core funding.
Holidays: Many of us take for granted that a holiday is a normal part of family life. Your donations will help us bring children for modest vacations, usually combined with activities such as sport and outdoor pursuits.
Maintenance: Keeping our houses in good repair is not very exciting but is essential to the physical and emotional well-being of our residents. We try to keep these costs to a minimum but some work just has to be done.
Heating and power: Staying warm and cooking for a lot of people does not come cheap!
Fundraising: We can multiply the effect of your donations by using it to tell more people our story.
Food: Young people eat a lot.
Awareness raising: We work with other similar organisations to keep the issue of homelessness highlighted and in the public mind.
Aftercare and accommodation: Somewhere to live is a problem for many today-it has always been an issue for young people leaving residential care. Some are actually confronted with homelessness when they turn 18. Nowhere to go.
What are our costs and how are we funded?
Home Again purchased its two homes over many years, principally through generous donations, legacies, and fund raising. Our main costs are the salaries of our Director of Care and care workers, all of whom are professionally qualified. Our other costs include food, clothing, medical/therapy, educational support, property repairs/maintenance, insurance and heating. Our main funding is from TUSLA (Child & Family Agency). However, grants fall well short of our total recurring costs.
We are therefore making this appeal to you for your support.