Addiction Services

First Housing has two specialist accommodation projects for people suffering alcohol addiction who are sleeping rough.
Damien House caters for 12 men while Ramona House has 8 beds, suitable for men and women. Meals are provided; health professionals visit the projects daily and staff support is tailored to an individuals needs.

Our Night Support Team work in Derry City getting the vulnerable home safe

Way to Go, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, through the 'Impact of Alcohol' Programme compliments our work in this area

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  • Damien House & Ramona House

    These projects offer Crisis accommodation preventing rough sleeping for those experiencing addiction issues. They also offer detox programmes.

    "If it wasn’t for Damien house I’d be dead"

    "The staff support me and help me with my Mental Health and emotional needs. They are 100% professional and really care for me and help with any problems. I can’t thank everybody in Damien House enough for all they do for me."

    Service User
    Damien House
  • Harm Reduction Service

    Harm Reduction involves a range of support services and strategies to enhance the knowledge, skills, resources, and supports available for individuals who face issues with drugs & alcohol misuse. The service is aimed at supporting individuals to live safer and healthier lives, through minimising the risk involved in drug or alcohol use. Particularly for those who are not able or willing to consider abstinence or engage in structured treatment.

    Harm reduction provided has a far reaching impact on the lives of service users. The support provided can be a lifeline for service users and that much needed link between themselves and other services.

    My harm reduction worker visits me and gives me moral support. She encouraged and supported me to link in with ATU and my community centre. She has supported me to seek medical support and to attend my G.P.
    She is very caring, good listener and I would highly recommend the service to anyone who is in need

    Harm Reduction participant
  • Night Support Service

    Our team works with street drinkers and rough sleepers in the northwest.

    These awards are an opportunity to pay tribute to the exceptional work that is going on within the heart of our community.

    This is work that we hear so little about, by people who go the extra mile to make Northern Ireland a safer, better place for everyone.

    David Ford, Justice Minister
    at the Inaugural DOJ Justice Champion Awards 2016