The Hugh’s House mission is to provide a safe, comfortable accommodation for parents with children at the Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
It’s easy to get stuck in at Hugh’s House. When you show up, Ade, the community entrepreneur behind the project, asks your name and gives you a job. While you’re working, she tells you about the house’s namesake: her son, Hugh, who died as a infant after a long illness. She’ll tell you how she found this house, about all the donations, the volunteers, and the people who have promised their help. Before long, you’re all in.
The mission of Hugh’s House is simple: to provide safe, comfortable accommodation for parents with children in Temple Street Children’s Hospital. By serving at Hugh’s House, we are able to multiply the work we do through the house as it serves families during a difficult time. Serve the City Dublin’s first project at Hugh’s House was in October, through the combined efforts of Google and Dublin Vineyard Church helping to launch our work there. Last Saturday we sent our fourth team, including nine students from Seda College.
The biggest reason we are serving at Hugh’s House is because of Ade’s intentional vision for the House. She wants it to be a community project, to see people from every part of the community pouring their love into it. Over the past few months, parents whose children had spent time in Temple Street have “adopted” rooms in the house to decorate, while Serve the City develops long term volunteering projects to serve them and future families as they stay in the house. We hope to start a befriending program with the parents, a cooking service to provide hot home cooked meals and a walking club to give families safe guided walks around Mountjoy Square.
Written by Karen Huber