Why sleep out?
Shine A Light is meant to be a night of solidarity –the goal is not to pretend to be homeless or to replicate the experience. This sleep out is an opportunity to step out of our comfort zones to get a deeper understanding of how we can come together as a community to fight homelessness in Ireland. Wherever you choose to sleep out and support us, expect a great night of connection, engagement, and purpose.
A SINGLE night out WITH A MASSIVE IMPACT IN 2022
Meals provided in the Focus Ireland Coffee Shop
Young people supported in the 6 months following their exit from the foster care system
Customers provided with advice and information
Families placed in long term accommodation for a year
Focus Ireland works to bring about real and lasting change for the people who need our help. With your support Focus Ireland can reach even more people on the brink of homelessness and make a real and lasting difference to those currently living in emergency accommodation. Your support of Shine A Light allows Focus Ireland to provide individuals, families and children trapped in homelessness the immediate and practical support they need.
Number of people who are homeless and relying on emergency homeless accommodation
Young Adults (18-24)
* These figures are correct as of July 2023.