Thank you to all our clients, volunteers and staff who have kindly shared their stories and experiences with us.

Over the past few years, our lives have changed completely. We have a beautiful home and I am clean from drugs.

- Lisa Marie’s Story

What they did for all the young people, they helped build lives for people who had no parents.

- Gul’s Story – Fearless in the Face of Adversity

It means the world to me knowing that my wife and children are now safe and we have more freedom to be happy.

- Our Story – moving into our own home

You will never know how much this house means to us, how it has changed everything and how much stress has been lifted from us.

- Our forever home

The children are so happy and they went crazy when they first saw their new home and they love their bedrooms.

- Sumithra’s Story

We feel that we are part of a community and take great pride in our new home.

- Joan and Kieran’s Story

I was given a second chance and am grateful for it. I have had positive interactions with the project workers and all the staff.

- The Abigail Centre Story

I recently got housed. I was able to get to the house viewing and the interview thanks to the staff of the hub

- Roisin’s Story – The Ennis Family Hub

'When one is on the streets, they are alone, stressed and fearful. It is dehumanising.'

- Sonia’s Story

'All clients who show up at the various service outlets are treated with total respect and enjoy the chat and banter.'

- Ger’s Story – Street Outreach Volunteer

Novas understood what it meant to us and our children's mental and emotional well being to stay rooted in a place.

- Laura and Garry’s Story – Novas West Cork

I believe the staff in McGarry House saw in us, things we couldn’t see in ourselves. They believed we were ‘more than just addicts’.

- Ger’s Story

I have made friends here and I now have more contact with my family. I am happy

- Sean’s Story

I could not stop smiling for about three weeks. I absolutely love the house.

- Ciara’s Story

Having a place of my own where I can hang up my photographs and cook my own meals and be myself feels really good

- Mark’s Story

Since having my own place, I have achieved one of my main goals...I got a job.

- Veronica’s Story

For me, the part I most enjoyed was the peace and quiet and being able to choose what I wanted to do.

- A holiday in Co. Kerry

I've gone from being homeless to having a home, money in my pocket and lots of friends.

- Ollie’s Story

Doing my Master's helped me strive for social justice with new vigour.

- Ronan’s Story

My Name is Luke and I’m writing to tell you how the service that is Novas changed my life.

- Luke’s Story

My name is Margaret and I have been a resident of Haarlem Court Apartments in Firhouse since last November...

- Margaret’s Story

I wrote a story in May, about my life since I was a child and the ups and downs I have had.

- Richard’s Story

Rose & I decided to get involved with the ‘Soup Run’ having watched the television programme ‘Secret Millionaire’ with Richard Mulcahy.

- Novas’ Street Outreach

Brother Russell is my home now, the only home I’ve had since I was 4 years old.

- Frank’s Story

There is light and hope at the end of the tunnel. Novas' Respite House helped me to relax and meditate.

- Novas Respite

Novas supported me with my housing, my addiction and rebuilding my relationship with my children.

- Intensive Family Support Story

I started doing some voluntary work in Bridgeland House… it kept me busy and sober...

- Bridgeland House

56 Mitchel Street was not just a place to sleep. It was much more than that…a home away from home.

- 56 Mitchel St, Thurles Story