Opened in 2011, Mitchel Street provides accommodation for five individuals from North Tipperary in a group home setting.
Some of the issues facing the residents of the service include family breakdown, care leavers needing additional support, substance and alcohol misuse, mental health issues and social marginalisation. Many of the clients have been excluded from mainstream society for much of their lives due to their background, challenging behaviour and poor mental health. Staff support residents to reengage in their local communities in an empathetic and non-judgmental manner.
Mitchel Street prepares clients for independent living. Life-skills programmes are run within the house and residents are actively supported in accessing further education. Staff endeavour to secure suitable accommodation based on individual needs. The service accommodates individuals from 18 years of age and also cares for a number of older clients.
An outreach programme to support families and individuals from the north Tipperary region is also provided by staff. Practical and emotional supports are offered to this client group in an effort to maintain existing tenancies and improve their quality of life in the areas of money management, health, family relationships and access to services. This outreach service was developed as a preventative measure in the cycle of homelessness and also supports former residential clients now living independently in the community.
If you would like further information on this service, please contact the Project Manager, Deborah Ryan, on 0504 58838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.