THE NORTHWEST Simon Community is urging people to support the charity in the run- up to Christmas, one of its busiest periods.
Claire McTiernan, CEO said: "At North West Simon we embrace people who need our help and do everything in our power to provide them with housing support as quickly as possible.
"In these tough and uncertain times everybody is under severe financial pressure and we are finding that the typical perception of homelessness is changing.
"People realise that homelessness is something that could now happen to any one of us.
"We are extremely grateful to people who donate to us, as without their continued support we simply wouldn't be able to survive and provide crucial services in the North West for very vulnerable people."
Singer/song writer Christy Moore is fronting the charity's Christmas appeal.
To donate to the Christmas Appeal, please call 1850 711 811 or log onto simonappeal.ie