I admire the work Safe Start does and it continues to have my support.
Bertie Ahearn, Former Taoiseach of Ireland.
A Brief History
Safe Start Foundation was founded in 1988 by the Mayo Association, and individuals from the Irish business community. Recognising the specific needs of young Irish people faced with homelessness and unemployment, the idea was simply to give young Irish people a Safe Start.
Safe Start strive to alleviate poverty and improve people’s lives through the holistic provision of Accommodation, Housing Advice, Employment Training and brokerage.
Safe Start Foundation strives to alleviate poverty and improve people’s lives through the holistic provision of Accommodation, Housing Advice, Employment Training and brokerage AND Irish Community Services.
Safe Start aims to provide a fully holistic one-stop-service through the work of our Employment Advisors, Cancer Support Worker, Debt & Housing Advice and Elders Coordinator.
Through our work we hope to:
- Provide advisory services to improve quality of life, including Employment, Housing, Benefits, Pensions and Health advice.
- Enable and support unemployed Irish individuals address and overcome their barriers to employment and developed tangible plan and route to employment that may also have housing or debt issues.
- Support and advocate for individuals battling cancer live their life, with as little every day stress as possible.
- Reach out to an even wider audience; meaning help and support reaches those most in need.
- Provide a safe haven and secure environment to aliviate social isolation by accessing our projects five days a week, across 32 hours.
- Re-connected clients with their Irish Heritage through cultural activities.
- Enable cllients improve their general well-being and standard of living.
- Strengthen ties with Partner Irish Organisations.
- Monitor and report on employment, isolation, housing, health and debt issues within the Irish Community