Open Access Homeless and Drug Services

MQI’s Open Access Homeless and Drug Services offer a tremendous variety of services to Ireland’s homeless, hungry and those struggling with addiction. MQI’s Open Access Centre provides a seven day a week meal service, primary healthcare and drug related services. We are located in the Riverbank Open Access Centre, 8 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.

Tel:01-5240927

Homeless Services

Who can use this service?
Homeless people, those struggling with addiction and others in need of support.

What services are offered?

  • Drop in
  • Crisis support, referral advice
  • Meals services - breakfast and lunch.
  • ​Primary healthcare service including doctor, nurse, chiropodist, dentist, counsellor and mental health nurse.

Opening Hours and Contact Details

Drop-In Service

Monday-Friday (Excluding Thursday): 7.30am-1.00pm and 1.45pm-4.30pm
Open Thursday: 7.30am-9am and 1.45pm-4.30pm only
Sunday: 7.15am-1.00pm

Telephone: 01-524-0927 Fax: 01-524-0946

Primary Healthcare Service

Monday - Friday (Excluding Thursday) 10.00am-1.00pm and 1.45-4.30pm
Open Thursday: 1.45pm-4.30pm only

Drop in or phone for times of the Primary Healthcare Service on 01-524-0927.

Meal Services

Merchants Quay Ireland offer meals morning and evening (Monday-Sunday) in Dublin city centre at the following locations and times:

Available at Merchants Quay Ireland, Riverbank Open Access Centre, 8 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.

Breakfast

Sunday - Friday: 8.00am-9.30am
 

Tea/Coffee (available to clients who are being seen by the Contact Service or who are waiting to see one of our medical personnel).

Monday - Friday: 10.00am-12.30pm.
 

Lunch

Monday - Friday: 1.45pm-3.00pm
Sunday (Roast Dinner): 11.00am-1.00pm

Evening meals

Extended Day Services - A joint venture by Merchants Quay Ireland and Focus Ireland

Evening meals

Available at Merchants Quay Ireland, Riverbank Centre, 13 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8
Monday-Friday: 4.30pm-8.30 pm

What services are offered?

  • Food services (soup and sandwiches - no charge)
  • Referral and advice
  • Accommodation services.

Night Café  – Night

This service focuses on those who do not have any other options for accommodation

  • Who can use this service?

           Homeless people

  • How can I access this service?

          Through referral via the Central Placement Service only, on 1800707707

  • What services are offered?

           Crisis support, referral advice and food services            

  • Where are we located?

         Riverbank Open Access Centre, 8 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8

  • Hours of service

        Sunday to Thursday, 11pm - 7.30am.

        Friday, 11pm - 9.30am on Saturday morning.

   

Drugs Services

Who can use this service?
Anybody who is using drugs

What services are offered?

  • Needle exchange and health promotion service
  • Crisis support, referral and advice
  • Family support group
  • Service user forum
  • Holistic therapies
  • Outreach service

Opening Hours and Contact Details
Monday-Friday: 8am-1.00pm and 1.45pm-5.00pm
​Open Thursday: 1.45pm-5.00pm only

Drop in or phone for an appointment on 01-5240927

MQI Information Services Support

MQI provides a range of advocacy services related to the Social Welfare system, including information around entitlements and the appeals process.

We support clients in the application process for assessment by the Department of Social Protection.

For advice and support please click here for contact information.

 

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