Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Over 40,000 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland since the war started in February. In the midst of a
wider housing crisis, the state has run out of emergency accommodation for new arrivals. We need
more hosts.
This August, 841 people will arrive at Maynooth University, where they will be housed until early

Helping Irish Hosts are appealing to local people Kildare and surrounding areas to come forward to offer accommodation.
We invite current hosts and anyone interested in hosting to join us for an evening of celebration and information on what it’s like to host a Ukrainian family and how to go about it.
The first of a series of nationwide events will take place at The Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth on Thursday next August 11 at 7.00pm.
The evening will be hosted by RTE presenter Kathryn Thomas, who will be joined by local host families and Ukrainian guests, Angie Gough from Helping Irish Hosts and expert partners from The
Irish Refugee Council, Nasc, Doras and The Open Community.
Maynooth local and Helping Irish Hosts Co-Founder Jill Robinson says, “Helping Irish Hosts arose in
direct response to the Ukraine crisis, to empower and support individuals and communities in Ireland
to host Ukrainians in their homes, safely and sustainably. We are here to help set hosts up with all the
tools you need to host in your home. All are welcome to this event at The Glenroyal, if you are
currently hosting please come along to share your experience.”
The Helping Irish Hosts roadshow is funded by The One Foundation and The Sunflower Foundation,
in partnership with The Community Foundation and private donations. Coming soon to a town near
Register for this free event on eventbrite, here
Or just show up! All welcome

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