Women experiencing homelessness: an invisible reality

Anyone can suddenly end up with no place to call home, but homelessness doesn’t affect everyone in the same way, with the experience of women completely different to the experience of men. (CYREANS, 2021). Whilst men are more likely to sleep rough or to make use of hostels and night shelters...

A first step towards stable housing for climate refugees in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the largest country of the Melanesian Region in the South Pacific and ranks among the most culturally diverse worldwide, home to approximately 8.8 million people and 840+ ethno-linguistic groups (World Bank 2019). PNG remains close to the bottom of the global Human...

World Homeless Day: ‘Seeking safety- a journey from Nigeria’

It seems that many days have passed since last June when we met together in Seville at the FHA Conference, united by the desire to help others. The memory of the testimonies and stories we have heard remains intact in our hearts. On this particular day, World Homeless Day, we would like to share...

Diaries of Vincentian: Perú

"Get on my motorbike" This story takes its title from the name of a beautiful love song by a famous band from 80s.In our caseit tells the story of a family - young parents and their two children- who, after living on the streets, now have a decent place to call home. They travel the city’s streets...

World Homeless day: the Daughters of Charity respond to homelessness affecting children in the streets of Kitale

Each year, on 10th October, World Homeless Day is marked to educate people across the world about homelessness issues, and to reflect on how homelessness can affect people of all countries, paths of life and ages, especially children.  According to UNICEF, it is estimated that there are 100...

13 Houses call for proposals 2022

Deadline extended to 28/2/2023All projects with homeless peopleHelp people who are refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced and victims of human trafficking to break the cycle of homelessnessInspired by the testimonies heard at the 2022 FHA Conference in Seville, the Famvin Homeless Alliance...

At the service of people experiencing homelessness: Depaul Ireland hits the target of 27 properties

We are very pleased to hear that Depaul Ireland, part of the 13 Houses Campaign, has managed to hit the target of 27 properties that they aimed to acquire, to help people experiencing homelessness secure a safe place to call home. This will support them to now start thinking about their future and...

Access to water: the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth work towards a right still denied to many

Water is one of the basic rights that is, unfortunately, still denied to many people across the globe. This is the case in Botswana, where rainfalls are poor and due to the scarcity of water, it is very difficult for families to meet their most basic needs such as cooking, drinking, bathing, and...

ACCOMPANYING THE JOURNEY OF A REFUGEE. WHAT HAVE WE HEARD? WHAT ACTIONS WILL WE TAKE FORWARD?

As we come to the close of our Conference, we will each leave with our own thoughts and reflections on what we have seen and heard over the past three days.   Our experiences are personal and individual. But, as Sister Carol reminded us yesterday, we also take home each other’s thoughts. So,...

FHA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, 7TH-9TH JUNE

How can the Vincentian Family help people who are refugees, internally displaced and victims of human trafficking? Through collaboration and action. These two themes permeated the 3-day FHA Conference. In his opening homily, Msgr. Robert Vitillo (C.S.) spoke of the importance of addressing both...
Women experiencing homelessness: an invisible reality

Women experiencing homelessness: an invisible reality

Anyone can suddenly end up with no place to call home, but homelessness doesn’t affect everyone in the same way, with the experience of women completely different to the experience of men. (CYREANS, 2021). Whilst men are more likely to sleep rough or to make use of...

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Diaries of Vincentian: Perú

Diaries of Vincentian: Perú

"Get on my motorbike" This story takes its title from the name of a beautiful love song by a famous band from 80s.In our caseit tells the story of a family - young parents and their two children- who, after living on the streets, now have a decent place to call home....

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13 Houses call for proposals 2022

13 Houses call for proposals 2022

Deadline extended to 28/2/2023All projects with homeless peopleHelp people who are refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced and victims of human trafficking to break the cycle of homelessnessInspired by the testimonies heard at the 2022 FHA Conference in...

read more
FHA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, 7TH-9TH JUNE

FHA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, 7TH-9TH JUNE

How can the Vincentian Family help people who are refugees, internally displaced and victims of human trafficking? Through collaboration and action. These two themes permeated the 3-day FHA Conference. In his opening homily, Msgr. Robert Vitillo (C.S.) spoke of the...

read more