Leading campaigner to raise awareness on homelessness

Leading campaigner to raise awareness on homelessness

A leading social justice campaigner, Father Peter McVerry will speak at a seminar in Kilkenny on World Homeless Day (October 14).

The event, which aims to raise awareness around homelessness, is being organised by The Good Shepherd Centre in conjunction with the Kilkenny Homeless Action Team.

The key speakers for the day are Professor in Social Policy at Trinity College, Dublin, Eoin O'Sullivan. Professor O'Sullivan is the author of many publications on the topic and is Lead Editor of the European Journal of Homelessness since 2009.

A former client of The Good Shepherd Centre will also speak on the impact that homelessness had on his life.

Father Peter McVerry has been working with vulnerable young people in Dublin for the past forty years. He is the founder of the Peter McVerry Trust - a charity organisation that has progressed from one flat in Ballymun in 1983 to 11 homeless hostels with over 100 apartments, a residential drug detox centre nd two drug stabilisations services.

The seminar will take place at The Parade Tower at 11am this Friday. Admission is free and all are welcome.