'Lumen Initiative' and newly refurbished 'Teach Mhuire' Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 will be formally launched by The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins on Monday September 15th 2014.
Teach Mhuire, the first of Cuan Mhuire’s extensive network of temporary emergency accommodation (TEA), was established in Dublin’s inner city. It was opened on the 25th September 1995 by the then Minister for Housing & Urban Development, Ms Liz Mc Manus TD. Teach Mhuire provides short term accommodation for 55 homeless males who have completed a drug, alcohol, or gambling programme and who are in early recovery. Sancta Maria, Hamilton St. Dublin provides similar facilities for 6 women in early recovery. Teach Mhuire, Gardiner St., and Sancta Maria, Hamilton St. provides an holistic response to an inner city need which is characterised by extensive substance misuse and related issues.
At any one time Cuan Mhuire has 600 people in treatment through their nationwide centres in Bruree, Co. Limerick; Farnanes, Co. Cork; Athy, Co. Kildare; Coolarne, Co. Galway and Newry, Co. Down.
A registered charity (CHY6648), with full ISO 9001:2008 Certification, our philosophy believes the place and setting within which the programme is offered is just as important as the programme itself. Cuan Mhuire also provides life skills and personal development within the treatment programme.