Anew works with women, their partners and families providing the following services:
There is currently a housing crisis in Ireland and there is a clear need for accommodation for pregnant women and their babies who are homeless. Anew caters for these service users through its Homeless Service in Dublin. Anew’s trained staff also offers support and life skills classes to the service users in the Homeless Service.
There are only a small number of beds servicing the city of Dublin that provides specialist care for homeless pregnant women. There are no statistics available from the Homeless Executive as to how many pregnant women are currently on the street. The reason for this is due to the invisible nature of the issue.
Anew currently have just four beds to sustain mothers and babies who are homeless. Currently, we have had approx. 35 referrals to our service in 2015 with many of these women living in hostels and hotels while they await word on availability from our service. For many of these women, it is too late by the time a bed becomes available.
All of the above Anew services are free and confidential.