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Providing Homes - Supporting People


1 unique Vision


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%

Sophia Wins Public Sector Magazine Award

Sophia has been awarded The Public Sector Award for Excellence in Housing Services Supporting Families 2021

Sophia was delighted to be awarded the Public Sector Magazine Award for Excellence in Housing Services Supporting Families 2021.


This award is recognition of the emphasis Sophia places on providing quality homes with support for families. Since our foundation by Jean Quinn D.W over twenty years ago, Sophia has recognised the role a quality home and the environment around it plays in supporting a person to recover from the trauma of homelessness.


The award is also recognition of the support our staff have been committed to providing over the past 12 months and their commitment to excellence in all they do.

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin praises the work of Sophia

“Sophia is a charity that brings hope and security to people and families when they need it most, Sophia’s compassionate and holistic approach to homelessness has transformed lives for over 20 years.”

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin praised the work of Sophia in moving vulnerable families and individuals out of homelessness during a visit to new homes in Cork City.

To mark the first Christmas in the new Cork complex Mr. Martin hung a house key on the Christmas tree, a symbol of hope at the close of a difficult year for so many families. In wishing residents a Happy Christmas Mr Martin also extended his wishes to all Sophia residents and staff throughout the country.


The visit to the new homes marks an extension of Sophia’s work in Cork City with Sophia now supporting over 100 people in Cork City and County at any one time.


The Taoiseach commenting on the Hollies Project said “I’m delighted Cork City Council and the Department of Housing were able to provide over €1million in funding to help Sophia acquire permanent, quality homes here at The Hollies for families and individuals moving out of homelessness.

An Taoiseach spoke to staff after visiting one of the new apartments:

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin Sophia Cork
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A Home Is Dignity

The benefits of supported housing were highlighted in a recent research paper by one of Mercy International's Emerging Leaders, Siobhan Golden. Her research examined the impact homelessness has on women’s psychological well-being, during and after homelessness. The research looked at the impact that supported housing can have on those women.

The research identified profound negative impacts on the psychological well-being of women during their past experiences of homelessness, and that receiving home and supports from Sophia Housing caused these negative impacts to decline.

You can read Siobhan's research HERE and view a presentation she made of the findings HERE

Sophia Housing

Sophia Head Office
Sophia Housing Association,
25 Cork St.,
Dublin 8

D08 YD91

Email: info@sophia.ie

Phone: +353 1 473 8300

Registered Charity Number: 20042363

Charity Number: CHY 13516

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