Dublin Homeless Women’s Charity Daisyhouse launched their #HaveACuppa campaign this week in House on Leeson Street. The association announced the initiative, which will run from the 1st-7th of November, alongside their Ambassador, RTÉ broadcaster Claire Byrne.
The association are encouraging companies, schools, community groups, as well as the general public to hold their own events in order to help raise much needed funding to support women in breaking the cycle of homelessness.
Speaking at the event, Daisyhouse CEO Orla Gilroy said: “We help a real mixture of women, women from all over the country and all over the world. We have women who have been trafficked into the country, the youngest would be about 18, the eldest would probably be late 50’s. Nearly all of these women have been through domestic violence, and nearly all have been sexually abused.”
She continued: “They are incredible women, they really are fighters. They have fought to survive and to stay alive, and our job is to continue to fight with them to help them get to where they want to go.”
Speaking at the event, association ambassador Claire Byrne also said: “What Daisyhouse does is it selects women who fit their criteria who are willing to work with them and help them to live again. What I saw at Daisyhouse was people rebuilding their lives.
“Daisyhouse gets no government funding, not one penny. Daisyhouse has a couple of months left in the bank, and that’s why we’re here. We’re here to raise awareness, funding and to keep this fantastic project going.”
For more from the event, and to hear more from CEO Orla Gilroy, watch below.