& Community Outreach Services
The aim of our alcohol and community outreach
programme is to support people with alcohol related issues to seek advice
and options for permanent housing from statutory housing providers.
In 2004 we established Damien House, a
purpose built accommodation facility comprising 12 units of accommodation
for men with alcohol related issues. ‘Damien House’ named after a
young man that was left with no other option but to sleep rough is an
award winning project located in Derry catering for street drinkers and
people sleeping rough in the North West. The project, which is a
partnership between First Housing, Supporting People and Habinteg Housing
Association, is designed to offer crisis intervention and street outreach
services to people with chronic alcohol difficulties who require
emergency interim accommodation.
‘Way2Go’ Project, was funded by the Big Lottery Fund in 2013 for a
period of four years under the Impact of Alcohol programme. Our vision is
to reduce the harm to individuals, families and communities directly
affected by alcohol misuse.
operate across various areas of Northern Ireland: Derry/Londonderry,
Omagh. Enniskillen, and Belfast/Armagh
currently work in conjunction with our existing night support service in
Derry/Londonderry that provides support on the streets to individuals that
are homeless/and or sleeping rough due to alcohol misuse.
also work alongside our SmartMove NI Service, which provides temporary
accommodation through private sector housing.
We offer additional support to those experiencing difficulties
associated with alcohol misuse to allow tenancies to be created and
run age specific, tailored workshops as a off, or over a period of weeks
either in a group setting, or on a one to one basis.
We do this in schools, colleges, youth clubs and community centres,
within temporary supported living projects and local communities.
provide advice and information on this across all our areas of service.
We offer a range of activities that aims to provide an alternative to
you would like to become involved please contact us, we would love to hear
for a referral form. Our contact details are available on the
contacts page of this website