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Peter McVerry Trust

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Peter McVerry Trust.

Peter McVerry Trust is a charity set up by Fr Peter McVerry to reduce homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage.

Our History


Fr Peter McVerry began working with youths in Dublin’s north inner city in 1974 following his ordination. Here he witnessed first hand the problems of homelessness and deprivation. More

Our Vision

An Ireland that supports all those on the margins and upholds their rights to full inclusion in society. Find out more about our mission and goals here


Principles of Service

Peter McVerry Trust is committed to developing its formal and informal links with other relevant agencies with the aim of improving overall service provision to clients. The main principles underlying all our services are, Housing First, Inter-agency Model of Working, Organisational Collaboration, and the Homeless Agency Competency Framework. More


Fr Peter McVerry SJ

Fr Peter McVerry has been working with Dublin’s young homeless for more than 30 years. During this time he has campaigned tirelessly for the rights of these young people. More


Our Board

Peter McVerry Trust’s Board of Directors have a wide variety of skills and experience and are drawn from business, legal and not for profit sectors. More


CEO & Management

Our CEO, Pat Doyle has been in situ since 2005 and he is supported by a senior management team. More



Peter McVerry Trust is committed to maintaining the highest standards of Corporate Governance. For more information on our policies and procedures

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Our Services

We have been responding to the need of homeless individuals since 1983. We have developed a range of services to address homelessness and the factors that contribute to it across different care modalities


Prevention Services

Our prevention services include our Open Access Service, where Fr Peter McVerry is based, the Streets to Home Support Service and our Homeless Youth Cafe. You can read more about the services here.


Housing Services

Peter McVerry Trust provides a wide range of housing services and supports find out more about them and our social housing projects here.


Housing First

Housing First is a model of tackling homelessness that sees up front housing provision accompanied by wraparound, intensive and multidisciplinary supports. Read more about Housing First here.


Homeless Services

Our homeless services are residential homeless accommodation provided across Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA), Temporary Emergency Accommodation (TEA) and Emergency Accommodation (EA). Cold weather Provision is also made available on a seasonal basis. Read more about these services here.


Drug Treatment Services

Peter McVerry Trust’s Drug Treatment Services include a Stabilisation and Recovery Service, a Residential Community Detox Service and Residential Drug-Free Aftercare Service . Read more here.


Under 18s Residential Services

We currently have four services that offer support and accommodation for homeless children aged between 12-18. Find out more here.


Personal Stories

Read the stories of some of the individuals that have been supported by Peter McVerry Trust services here.


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