A safe place to learn and grow, that serves our needs and enriches our lives in a supportive, fun and caring environment.
We are a community project operated by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, based on Mountjoy Square in Dublins North Inner City.
We provide members of the local community with a vital stepping-stone to learning and development, safety and encouragement.
We have developed a wide range of programmes aimed at addressing the many needs of the community. We cater for over 500 members, who access 600 programme places each week.
Our community members range in their ages, from two years old to well into their nineties!
Ozanam House is a safe place where people come to learn, grow and develop.
It serves their needs and enriches their lives in a supportive, fun and caring environment.
Since opening in 2002, we're committed to developing programmes & projects that address the many needs of the local community. These include Childcare, Youth, Education & Community Programmes.
Ozanam House Resource Centre is a fantastic georgian building, overlooking Mountjoy Square park. It was the original SVP clothing & furniture warehouse, and has been used by the Society for over 100 years.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) was founded in Ireland in 1844. It is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland.
Our focus is having a practical approach to dealing with poverty, alleviating its effects on individuals and families and seeking to achieve social justice and equality of opportunity for all citizens.
The Society promotes community self-sufficiency, empowering people to help themselves.
We coordinate various community programmes and projects, believing that access to employment opportunities, education and health services are key determinants of social well-being.
"The question which is agitating the world today is a social one. It is a struggle between those who have nothing and those who have too much. It is a violent clash of opulence and poverty which is shaking the ground under our feet. Our duty is to throw ourselves between these two camps in order to accomplish by love what justice alone cannot do"
The services of Ozanam House are underpinned by a suite of policies including the following: