WHO WE ARE
Helping Irish Hosts
Helping Irish Hosts (HIH) arose in direct response to the humanitarian crisis that has arisen as a consequence of the war in Ukraine. Our purpose is to empower and support individuals and communities in Ireland to host Ukrainians in their homes, safely and sustainably.
We are hosts, helping hosts. In other words, we have opened our own homes to Ukrainians in need and want to support others doing this too.
To date we have successfully facilitated and supported matches for over 2,200 displaced Ukrainians with more than 980 hosts across Ireland. We support hundreds more through our Facebook group and wider support network. We know that hosting works and that matches last when people have the right infrastructure in place to support them.
Community spirit. Positive change. Welcome. Hope. These are the impacts our actions as hosts are having on the wider community.
HOW TO BE A HOST
"My son had lost his voice. Thanks to this host family, he's found it again. That says it all. We are so grateful."
Frank, age 91 (Host)
"For 15 years my house was cold and quiet. Now it's warm and full of life again"