Drogheda Homeless Aid

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If you need a bed tonight or know someone who is experiencing homelessness or who is at risk of becoming homeless, the first thing you will need to do is contact the relevant Local Authority in order to be eligible for homeless services. Louth County Council Homeless Services can be contacted on 087 418 6000 or 1890 202 303.

Our Projects & Services

We aim to restore dignity and hope by providing care, support and shelter for homeless men, encouraging self-development, independent living and resettlement.


Emergency Accommodation

Our hostel in no 35 North Strand provides temporary emergency accommodation for 25 men at any one time.


Resettlement & Tenancy Sustainment

Our resettlement team adopt a flexible person centred approach to preparing homeless individuals for independent accommodation and supporting them in the community once resettled.



Our advocacy service is available to any individuals who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness to defend and safeguard their rights and have their voices heard.



Drogheda Homeless Aid is an approved housing body managing four long-term and four transitional properties put to purpose for people exiting homelessness.

About Us

Drogheda Homeless Aid was set up in 1982 by Sr. Cait Fitzgerald to cater for the growing number of homeless people in our community, and since then has provided accommodation, care and support for over 4,000 homeless people, many of whom have resettled into our community and are living independent fulfilled lives.

The hostel at 35, North Strand was officially opened in September 2000 by Minister Dermot Ahern, and was funded by the Department of the Environment and Local Government under the Capital Assistance Scheme.

Drogheda Homeless Aid caters for 25 residents at any one time with 140 men typically staying in the hostel in a typical twelve-month period.

Drogheda Homeless Aid is also a housing association with 4 long term houses and 4 transitional houses

During 2019 Drogheda Homeless Aid Provided the following services & supports:

  • Accommodation: 133 men were accommodated in our emergency 25-bed hostel.
  • Resettlement services: provision of support and advice services for all residents who were helped in exiting homelessness and were supported to live independently in the community.
  • Hot meals: 21,500 hot meals were prepared for and provided to homeless people and those living in poverty in the community during 2019.
  • Social Houseing: Drogheda Homeless Aid is also an approved housing body and provided transitional and long-term housing for 40 homeless men, women and families from the Local Authority housing list during the year. 
  • Prevention/Tenancy Sustainment/Home Visiting Supports: DHA also provided supports to prevent individuals at risk from becoming homeless and delivers a service for Louth County Council helping to support those with mental health issues in maintaining their tenancies and/or supports people with mental health issues in existing homelessness.

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4th June 2020 @ 12:47 PM

Sr. Cait Fitzgerald short Biography Sr. Cait Fitzgerald of the Daughters of Charity Order who has died aged 89 was the founder of Drogheda Homeless Aid and the Drogheda Traveller Support Group and was a major force in the care of the underprivileged during her 21 years by the Boyneside.

4th April 2020 @ 11:16 AM

Hubert Murphy April 04 2020 12:00 AM Bernard Maguire has been the chef at Drogheda Homeless Aid for a decade and over the last seven years or so, has also taken over the task of providing dozens of dinners each day as part of the Rotary Club's 'Meals on Wheels' service.

30th March 2020 @ 11:20 AM

Huge thanks  for the free bottles of hand-sanitiser , Drogheda Homeless Aid has received from Listoke Distilery. Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, We all become more aware that the importance of staying clean and healthy is the most simple but with biggest impact we can do.