Sophia Housing Association, Ireland

Sophia Housing Association is a collaboration of religious and lay people working to support the ‘out of home’. It is a national social housing organisation with projects providing long term supported housing throughout Ireland. It was established as a Limited Company in 1999 with Sr. Jean Quinn as the founder on behalf of the Daughters of Wisdom and its first project was the conversion of the Mercy Convent, Cork Street, Dublin, which also serves as the association’s central office.

Inspiring change in communities by working with others to provide homes and support for those in need.

Dealing with real Problems – we have solutions and it works

Sophia Housing Association works with and supports marginalised, vulnerable and disadvantaged men, women and children through the provision of good quality housing for homeless people or people at risk of homelessness.There are projects in Dublin (Cork Street, Donabate, Tallaght, Ballymun, Churchtown), Cork, Limerick and Wicklow.

The Wisdom Centre in Cork Street opened in 2007. It is the creative centrepiece representing an innovative approach to caring for the physical, social, educational and spiritual needs of all those living at Sophia Housing in Cork Street, and those who come for courses, training, workshops and various therapies.

Sr. Jean Quinn is joint Chief Executive with Eamonn Martin, while Sr. Maureen Seddon and Sr. May Lewis are Board members and Sr. Grainne Hilton is Service Manager for Cork Street.


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