Sophia Housing was founded in 1997 as a national organisation in Ireland to care for and support people with complex mental health and addiction needs who are also homeless.
Sister Jean Quinn DW (Daughter of Wisdom) was the founder of Sophia Housing. Jean is also executive director of UNANIMA International, (UI) a United Nations-based coalition of Catholic religious congregations focused on concerns of women, children, migrants and the environment. (The Brigidine Congregation is a member of UNANIMA International).
In 2019, in addition to the range of issues addressed by UI, members also present on the situation of homelessness throughout the world. To have a home with dignity is a human right that all people should enjoy.
The following article on Sophia Housing first appeared on the website for COREW (Conference of Religious of England and Wales)
Photo first appeared on the website for COREW (Conference of Religious of England and Wales)