H.O.P.E.’s 2016 Annual Report
It has been another year in HOPE where we have accomplished much, with very little, thanks to the hard work and goodwill of so many. It has been a privilege to manage this project and work in Dublin’s North Inner City, a fantastic community. The dedication to making this community, and this world, a better place has driven our work. We have a fantastic team, and I would like to extend my appreciation to the following:
Our voluntary Board of Management for the many years of support and guidance and the time they have given up to help run HOPE. Three of our current management committee are founding members. Many thanks to: Carmel Cosgrave, Angela Hart, Theresa Brady, Yvonne Bambury, Kevin Murray, Catherine O’Connor, and Martin Cooke.
Our wonderful staff: Senior project worker Joe Dowling, Advocacy Worker Alison Gray, and “IT Guy” David Brown.
Client Work Volunteers: Kenneth Reilly and Connie Murphy
Counsellor: Paul Flannery
Holistic Therapies: John Hanamy and Alison Gray
Maternity Cover Admin: Sandra O’Connor
Student placements 2016: Brian Hempstall, Tracey Clarke, Maura Hawkins, Beth Cosgrave.
I also thank the following without whom our work would not be possible: The North Inner City Drug and Alcohol Task Force, our funders the HSE, and Dublin City Council for our premises. Also, thanks to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his office, Paschal Donohue TD, Catherine Byrne TD, Mary Lou McDonald TD, Maureen O’Sullivan TD, Joe Costello, Cllr Christy Burke, Cllr Ray McAdam and Cllr Niall Ring, all of whom came down to this community and supported HOPE in 2016.
Finally, many thanks to our colleagues in the North Inner City and all the agencies and individuals we have worked with AND all of our clients for their continued trust in us and their willingness to put in the work. We hope to be here for many years to come.
Irene Crawley, Manager