Providing Homes - Supporting People
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Sophia owns or manages 365 homes across Ireland
In 2019 Sophia supported 1034 in homes of their own
In the past 4 years Sophia has increased the number of people it supports by 100%
Lord Mayor of Dublin Praises the Work of Sophia
The Lord Mayor of Dublin, praised the role the staff of Sophia played in supporting people during the pandemic. Speaking while visiting Sophia's housing with support service in Cork St in October, Mayor Allison Gilliland said;
“The commitment of the Sophia teams to support people who have experienced homeless across Dublin especially over the past 18 months should be commended. The model of support provided by Sophia is one that works. Providing a home with this type of approach can make a genuine positive impact on people’s lives. Sophia’s trauma informed approach to supporting people to recover from homelessness in homes of their own is to be admired”
Sophia is a lead partner in an Erasmus+ funded project in Trauma Informed Care and Psychologically Informed Environments. The project will see three European seminars being held, one in Cork, one in Lisbon and the final in event in Rome.
As part of the project, a number of webinars are also being held. The first webinar took place last October and Dr Peter Cockercell introduced staff from each partner organisation to the key concepts of Trauma-Informed Care.
The second webinar was held on Monday the 5th of July and was hosted by the Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico De Lisboa. The hospital is also one of 31 partners in Lisbon who form the Homeless Planning and Intervention Centre and provide innovative supports to people who are homeless and have mental health support needs.
The webinar, focussed on psychological supports and the complexity of need that has been seen in homeless people in Lisbon. You can find more information on the project and the webinar HERE.