Stability & a home
From our residents
“Our aim is to keep families united in a safe and dignified environment, help them address the issues that have led to them being homeless, and have them leave us to successfully re-establish themselves in the community.“
De Paul House provides housing and family support services. It responds to the needs of homeless families. De Paul House accepts families of all nationalities and religions.
“I encourage you to accept that you may not be able to see a path right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.“
Past residents and families we have assisted (which currently sits just shy of 3,000) often continue to visit and update us on their lives. From achieving full-time employment or further education, to learning how to increase savings, or build better self-esteem and confidence, our success stories are many! We are proud of what our families have been able to accomplish, and love to hear of their stories.
Testimonials from our residents
``Thank you for all your help and support throughout the year, as well as having the faith and believing in me``, ``The world is a better place thanks to you``, ``There are no words that could explain how grateful and thankful we are for the wonderful work and the help that you guys have given us and our children. From the bottom of our hearts.``
how can you help?
Being charitable takes many forms - three key ways in which you can help De Paul House are through financial donations, weekday volunteering, or the donations of goods. Please read more about these forms of support below.
De Paul House accepts a variety of donated goods, including: kitchenware, household goods, bedding and linen, staple household furniture, and food (particularly non-perishable items). While we are very appreciative of all donations, we do ask that you ensure any items you wish to gift to us are clean, usable, and in good condition/good working order. If you have any questions or you would like to discuss potential donations with us in advance, please visit out contact us page and get in touch
The easiest way to give a financial donation is online. Click the donate icon to go through to our online form which will produce an automated receipt for your records. We’re happy to take any donation, large or small - and all of them make a big difference.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
We are always looking for new volunteers that can help with a number of day to day tasks such as making up units, helping with food parcels,ground maintenance, hospitality, fundraising, marketing and many other tasks.
The de Paul House Fundraising Committees are all volunteers and work on events as they occur. Our fundraising activities raise approximately $40,000.00 annually.
Currently we have 87 registered volunteers
volunteer support dating back to 1986
We value our Volunteers. They are the pillers of our establishment
meet our volunteers
Currently our 87 registered volunteers are involved in many tasks ranging from the teams who sort donated clothing, household goods and furniture to youth volunteers who assist with supervising the homework centre. Our volunteer co-ordinator is always keen to hear from any willing participants. Lesley is expert at matching volunteers to our ever changing organisational needs. De Paul House could not provide the breadth of support it does without our volunteers’ contribution and dedication.