Homelessness, and those at risk of becoming homeless, particularly in men, is growing in Kilkenny and its environs.
Projects in 2018
We will continue to provide emergency accommodation to adult males referred by another agency or to a person who
presents at the Centre themselves. Emergency accommodation is a short-term solution.
We will continue toprovide transitional housing. The Centre opened a new developmentin the grounds in 2007, called Brother Thomas Place. The small complex comprises eight apartments and provides a transitional opportunity for those who require a longer period of support and preparation. It is particularly important for long term homeless people who require extra support into independent living.
We will continue to provide Family Accomodation. Following a complete renovation project in 2013, the Lodge is providing emergency accommodation for a family experiencing homelessness. It is located on the grounds of the Good Shepherd Centre and is the first, and only family accommodation in Kilkenny.