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New Developments

Sophia’s new project developments


Portlaoise Project

In July of 2018, Sophia welcomed the announcement that €10,059,191 will be invested in their proposed housing development in Portlaoise, Co Laois, which will create 47 homes thus potentially providing supported housing to over 150 people.

The historic Convent Building which generations of Portlaoise townspeople have been educated in will be retained as part of the development. Not only creating new homes and support for people who so dearly need it but adding to the revitalisation of the heart of the Midlands fastest growing urban centre.

Sophia has been collaborating with the Presentation Sisters on the development of the former Convent Site to ensure that their legacy will be a continuation of providing support to those in greatest need.

Since its foundation 20 years ago Sophia has been committed to a ‘Housing First’ approach to solving homelessness in Ireland, providing homes and support to those emerging from the trauma of homelessness. The organisation owns and manages a range of homes in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Sligo and now works with over 600 families, couples and individuals at any one time.

The development of the Presentation Sisters site is also in partnership with Cooperative Housing Ireland and is in line with Laois County Council’s regeneration plans to bring new life and vitality to the centre of Portlaoise over the next 20 years. It is an exciting time for Sophia as we meet the ever-growing need to provide homes and support people to recover from the trauma of homelessness and begin in lives in a home for life not just a bed for the night.


New Developments in the Pipeline

Sophia is entering an exciting phase of development, with new opportunities and collaboration on the horizon to ensure that homeless individuals, couples and families across Ireland continue to receive the support they need as they recover from the trauma of being homeless.