About us

Depaul Ireland supports people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Depaul Ireland was established in 2002 in Ireland and 2005 in Northern Ireland. It is now a leading cross-border organisation. Our focus is upon those suffering homelessness and marginalisation, who need vital support and the opportunity to realise their true potential. We offer support and guidance to break the cycle of homelessness, and assist our service users in making positive choices for their future.

Depaul Ireland is part of a wider group structure, Depaul International, with other subsidiaries in the UK, Ukraine, Slovakia, USA and France.

Our founding partners upon the establishment of Depaul Ireland in 2002 were the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Daughters of Charity and the Vincentian Fathers. Depaul Ireland shares close links with members of the Vincentian Family.


Our values remain at the forefront of Depaul Ireland and the International group.

Our core values, developed from the work of St. Vincent de Paul and those that unite the Depaul International Group, are:

  • We celebrate the potential of people
  • We put our words into action
  • We aim to take a wider role in civil society
  • We believe in rights and responsibilities.

Our Vision is that every person should have a place to call home and a stake in their community.

Our Mission is to offer homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to fulfill their potential and move towards a positive and independent future.

Our vision, mission and values clearly define us as a charity. What matters to us is that we serve those most in need in our community, and that our services are quality-led.


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