Aftercare Housing

Merchants Quay Ireland offers aftercare housing in the form of supportive accommodation, to people in recovery who find themselves homeless after completing residential rehabilitation treatment. Clients must have completed a residential rehabilitation programme in order to access aftercare housing.

We foster an environment of support and safety, endeavouring to allow those who come to us to develop their practical life skills. Each service user commits to remaining drug and alcohol-free while participating in a therapeutic day programme.


Dublin and Kildare Aftercare Housing


Finding accommodation for the large proportion of clients leaving our residential rehab services who are effectively homeless has become increasingly challenging in recent years. MQI operates two short-term transitional housing services, one in Dublin, developed with the support of one of the organisation’s donors, the other in Kildare, developed in partnership with Respond Housing Association. Across both houses, we provide a total capacity of 12 supported accommodation units. Demand for the Dublin and Kildare Transitional Housing services was high during 2019, with 24 clients admitted during the year.


Drug-free Day Programmes


Our Drug-Free Day Programme based in Dolphin’s Barn, Dublin, is targeted at clients exiting our residential rehabilitation services at High Park and St. Francis Farm. The day programme is six months in duration and provides one-to-one care planning, support groups and education sessions aimed at assisting clients reintegrate into society. 24 clients participated in the programme in 2019.



Last update of the article: 24/08/2020.


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