Based in Belfast, the Extern Ormeau Centre offers temporary accommodation and support to men and women (18+) experiencing homelessness, with specialist provision for injecting drug users.

We operate an open, non-judgmental referral policy aimed at removing the barriers to support, tackling street homelessness and combating social exclusion.

We are available 24 hours a day, 365 nights a year.

The majority of those who come to the hostel have been homeless for some time or have been sleeping rough on the street.

Many are experiencing difficulty with their mental health, substance use and/or physical well-being.

All have experienced a crisis at some point in their lives that has led to them losing the family, friends, or local community networks that we all rely on in times of trouble.

Help from Extern:

If you're homeless, we can help you with:

  • Person-centred support
  • Individually tailored support plans
  • Crisis intervention around complex needs
  • Specialist IV drug accommodation
  • Referral and signposting to other agencies, both Statutory and Voluntary.

All our staff are trained in the specialist techniques required to respond to clients with a drug addiction and experiencing a heroin overdose.

SUPPORTING: Communities

WHAT TO DO IF I'M HOMELESS? Referrals to this service are made from the NI Housing Executive


Calder Fountain
2 Victoria Street
BT1 3GE               

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Email: [email protected]