Aftercare Housing

Home management skills; cooking skills, and budgeting. Merchants Quay Ireland offers limited 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.

Kildare and Dublin Aftercare Housing

Finding accommodation for the large proportion of clients leaving our residential rehab services who are effectively homeless has been an increasing challenge in recent years. MQI’s Aftercare housing includes two short-term transitional housing services, one in Kildare developed in partnership with Respond Housing Association, and one in Dublin. Across both houses, MQI provide a total capacity of 12 supported accommodation units. Aftercare represents an important step of the recovery journey, where clients are supported in re-establishing relationships with friends and family, and education, employment, and housing goals can be achieved. In 2021, MQI supported 21 clients in the Aftercare Service.

Dublin Drug Free Programme

Based in Drimnagh, this programme is designed to support services users to maintain and further develop the skills that are required to sustain a healthy and productive lifestyle. The program is also aimed at those interested  returning to education or employment. The programme runs five mornings a week, from 9.00am – 1.00pm. This programme runs in partnership with Crumlin College.

Who can use this service?

Former drug users over 18 years of age, who are currently drug-free from drugs and alcohol and have completed a residential programme.

Our programme offers:

  • Individual care planning
  • One-to-one work
  • Group work
  • Psycho-educational workshops
  • Life skills training
  • ECDL computer training
  • Personal development
  • Work and pre-employment training
  • Support to access further education
  • Onward referral
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga


Please note we are constantly revising our programme to meet the developing needs of our clients. 

Merchants Quay Ireland – St John Bosco Youth Centre, Drimnagh, Dublin 12

Phone: 01 524 0112