Sister Jean Quinn: Sophia’s slogan is “providing homes, supporting people”, reflecting a philosophy which recognises that the provision of physical space alone is an inadequate response

The contrast could not have been starker. On Wednesday last Sophia Housing hosted a morning of reflection on the possible development of Wisdom centre(...)

Darragh Doyle of Foodcloud delivering items to Paula Mahon of Jobstown Against Drug Dependency. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At the cosy kitchen of the supported housing agency Sophia Housing, breakfast is over and an English resident named Robbie is sitting with a cup of te(...)

Housing shortage: Minister for Housing Simon Coveney is to meet the religious orders for a “direct conversation” about what they could do to help alleviate the housing shortage. Photograph: PA

Religious orders will be asked to contribute land and vacant buildings by Minister for Housing Simon Coveney, to help tackle the housing shortage. H(...)

Sophia tenants Tracey O’Connor and Jonathan Flood:  One of the couples living in the new facility, which opened last December

Jonathan Flood (28) and his partner Tracy O’Connor (29) were homeless for almost two years and had slept in a tent on winter nights, before being offe(...)

Robert White in his Sophia Housing Association apartment: ‘I put a runner on my foot and said: cheaper than Dunnes, half price!’ Photograph: Alan Betson

In an unassuming apartment complex on Cork Street in Dublin 8, formerly homeless people are turning their lives around. Many of them are overcoming me(...)