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
  • 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
  • Way2GoProject

    Funded in 2013 under the National Lottery Community Fund ‘Impact of Alcohol’ programme.

    Makes you think about the dangers of drink

    Way2Go Project participant