The myth of social recovery in Ireland.
Brother Kevin Crowley helps at the Capuchin Day Center for Homeless People, and says he is shocked with how dramatically the need for the center has risen in recent years.
Since the collapse of the Banks in 2008, the numbers attending the center have more than doubled. However, the most saddening aspect of this sharp rise in demand is the increase in the number of children attending the day center, with some less than a year old. When asked how much families attend the center daily, Brother Kevin said there could be anything up to sixty families a day coming for help.
Summertime, when kids are off school, they come in very early in the day. It is not right that a child should spend their summer holidays in a center for homeless families. There is often a worry for the people coming into the center, who feel they…
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