Laura is a Coordinator with Merchants Quay Ireland, a Homeless and Drugs Support Organisation.
Laura has almost a decade’s experience in working with clients presenting with multiple complex needs and for the last number of years has managed various Teams in Merchants Quay. She has most recently had the role of setting up a Community Recovery and Integration Supports (CRIS) Service in the East Coast Region, in conjunction with the East Coast Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force.
Previous to this she worked in a Case Management capacity with clients experiencing homelessness and/or addiction. Previous to Merchants Quay, Laura worked with the Dublin Simon Community.
Laura holds an Honors Degree in Social Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Studies, and a Masters Degree in Child, Family & Community Studies.
Laura’s professional interests are in the prevention of people requiring more acute services by providing robust supports in community settings. She has a particular interest in Child Protection and Support.