The concept of ‘World Homeless Day’ emerged in the last decade from online discussions between people working to respond to homelessness from various parts of the world.  The Inaugural World Homeless Day was marked on 10 October 2010.  Since its founding, World Homeless Day has been observed on every continent except Antarctica, in several dozen countries.

This year Depaul International is using World Homeless Day to relaunch its ‘Dinners for Depaul’ campaign during the autumn of 2016, aiming to highlight the plight of homeless people in the countries in which Depaul runs services – Ireland, Slovakia, Ukraine, France, the UK and USA – and raise funds to support those in need.