Open Door Returns

Tuesday 4 May 2021 to Friday 14 May 2021

2021 Booking opens

Monday 29 March 2021 at 13:00
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RIAI Simon Open Door

Dermot Bannon launches Simon Open Door 2020

is a partnership between the Simon Communities of Ireland and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI). Over €1,000,000 has been raised for the Simon Communities of Ireland by RIAI Simon Open Door in the last fifteen years of the campaign.

Anyone can sign up to RIAI Simon Open Door and in return for a €95 donation to the Simon Community, you will receive an hour long consultation with a RIAI Registered Architect.

covid-19 This year consultations are taking place online.
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Your €95 donation will help fund Simon Community projects around Ireland

COVID-19 poses very serious challenges to people who are homeless or living in homeless services, and Simon Communities need your support to ensure we provide the strongest possible service during this crisis. It is crucial that a very necessary spotlight is kept on one of the most vulnerable groups in society in what is a very challenging time for us all. We are stretched but coping in this early phase of the crisis, however we have to continue to plan through this evolving emergency.

Simon Communities are doing all we can to keep our vital services open, including the setting up of COVID19 response teams, enhanced hygiene and infection control measures and collaborating with the HSE and local authorities to ensure that there is a coordinated response to protect those experiencing, or at risk of homelessness.