54.3 % of the homeless population identified in the 2016 Census are women and children.

54.3 % of the homeless population identified in the 2016 Census are women and children. 24.5% of these are children under the age of 14. Reading the report below we were shocked to discover that [...]

Debut Novel by Pádraig O’Gorman to be launched in aid of Good Shepherd Cork.

Pádraig O’Gorman has generously donated the proceeds of sales of his first novel ‘The Drowning of Innocence’ to Good Shepherd Cork. The book will be launched by Pádraig this Friday, 11th August, 2017 at 18:00 at Poet's Corner, [...]

We are holding a Table Quiz at The Market Tavern Cork - Buffalo Lane Beer Garden on September 7th. Please come along and help us to raise funds to support our work here at Edel House, Good Shepherd Cork. ... See MoreSee Less

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Preparations are all in order for our Open Mic night in Edel house tonight. Music, bringing the women and children who are residing here together 🎵🎤 the excitement sure is building up for the first lady to take to the Mic 😄. The beautiful knitted teddies, donated by a lovely lady earlier today are joining the audience 😁 ... See MoreSee Less

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Women and children
resident in Edel
House in 2016
Women and children
helped by Good
Shepherd Cork in 2016
Women and children
accessed Support &
Advocacy in 2016

Our Services

Emergency Accommodation
Edel House is perhaps the best known of Good Shepherd Cork’s projects. Providing emergency accommodation for homeless women and children. In addition to providing emergency shelter, our staff work with women, empowering them to return to independent living as soon as possible. With our help 80% of the women that who seek shelter at Edel House find a new home within 3 months of admissionread more

Residential Care for Teenage Girls
Good Shepherd Cork offer residential accommodation to teenage girls between the ages of 15 and 19, who are out of home. Each girl has their own room, there is a communal kitchen and living room and staff are present 24 hours a day. Our ultimate goal is to help girls achieve greater resilience and wellbeing. Key workers engage on a one to one basis … read more

Supported Housing
Through the provision of supported housing, we aim to enhance the quality of life of vulnerable women and their families. Our service offers quality accommodation to single adult women in a safe and nurturing community. … read more

Support Advocacy
At Good Shepherd Cork we know that the impact of homelessness is not solved by a house alone. Women who have experienced homelessness have been through a trauma, they have ongoing needs  … read more

Education & Development
Good Shepherd Cork’s Education & Development project offers fresh educational opportunities to women who for a variety of reasons are unable to access mainstream education.  … read more