Presenter Information

Christine Littlefield


Founded in 2002, DePaul Ireland works in Northern Ireland and Ireland to help persons who are homeless with addictions. These persons are often refused service by other organizations because of their addictions. DePaul Ireland provides them with a safe place to stay and with services to help gain independence. Its vision and praxis are described. Respect for residents and collaboration among residents and staff are important to building a community that successfully helps individuals. The article includes reflections on hospitality from those whom DePaul Ireland serves.