Helping Irish Hosts

Helping Irish Hosts (HIH) is a limited company formed by a group of hosts, working together with displaced and Irish based Ukrainians, to get people into Irish homes – quickly – to give them a soft landing, while avoiding Direct Provision and long term hotel / government accommodation stays.

We 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’ve done an excellent job so far, with hundreds of Ukrainians in more than 260 homes, a vibrant, trusted support network for hosts and presenting a strong voice in advocacy for hosts at all levels.

It takes years of expertise to develop a safe, rewarding hosting programme. We've only had 4 months! We are working in close partnership and collaboration with The Irish Refugee Council, Doras, Nasc and The Open Community, organisations who have led the way in refugee resettlement and what's called the "Community Sponsorship" model in Ireland for over 30 years. We are part of the Irish Ukraine NGO & Civil Society Response Group and we are deeply engaged with the Ukrainian community in Ireland. We are funded by The One Foundation, The Sunflower Foundation, The Community Foundation. We are supported by a wide variety of corporate and state partners. We are registered as a CLG (717469, April 13, 2022) and we’re in the process of applying to become a registered charity.

Our hosts are motivated by a desire to help people fleeing Ukraine and this is our focus. Our belief is that this response has the potential to transform Ireland’s ongoing refugee response, to finally move away from Direct Provision towards a system Ireland can be proud of.

We are hosts, helping hosts. Together, we are playing our part in this historic, unprecedented, global emergency humanitarian response. We believe that this is the best way forward.

Helping Irish Hosts (HIH) is a limited company formed by a group of hosts, working together with displaced and Irish based Ukrainians, to get people into Irish homes – quickly – to give them a soft landing, while avoiding Direct Provision and long term hotel / government accommodation stays.

We 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’ve done an excellent job so far, with hundreds of Ukrainians in more than 260 homes, a vibrant, trusted support network for hosts and presenting a strong voice in advocacy for hosts at all levels.

It takes years of expertise to develop a safe, rewarding hosting programme. We've only had 4 months! We are working in close partnership and collaboration with The Irish Refugee Council, Doras, Nasc and The Open Community, organisations who have led the way in refugee resettlement and what's called the "Community Sponsorship" model in Ireland for over 30 years. We are part of the Irish Ukraine NGO & Civil Society Response Group and we are deeply engaged with the Ukrainian community in Ireland. We are funded by The One Foundation, The Sunflower Foundation, The Community Foundation. We are supported by a wide variety of corporate and state partners. We are registered as a CLG (717469, April 13, 2022) and we’re in the process of applying to become a registered charity.

Our hosts are motivated by a desire to help people fleeing Ukraine and this is our focus. Our belief is that this response has the potential to transform Ireland’s ongoing refugee response, to finally move away from Direct Provision towards a system Ireland can be proud of.

We are hosts, helping hosts. Together, we are playing our part in this historic, unprecedented, global emergency humanitarian response. We believe that this is the best way forward.

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