Transition Houses

Approximately 40% of those availing of addiction treatment in our Cuan Mhuire Centres have been homeless at the time of admission. Many have experienced sleeping rough or living in hostels for prolonged periods of time. For such individuals, it can be difficult to return to independent living on completion of their programme, especially if they lack financial and/or family support.

To meet the needs of those experiencing such circumstances, Cuan Mhuire has established a number of transition houses throughout the country. The purpose of the transition houses is to provide a “home from home” within a supported environment which encourages self-awareness, self-respect, self-esteem, a sense of responsibility and independence. Residents stay in these houses for 3 to 6 months or until they feel ready for independent living and have secured their own accommodation. Transition accommodation is available for those who are homeless upon completion of a 12 or 20 weeks programme in a Cuan Mhuire treatment centre. Places in transition houses are subject to availability.

While in transition accommodation, Residents participate in training, further education and/or employment.