Now the latest figures from the department of housing show there are more than 8,300 people homeless in ireland and sadly 2,326 of those are children.
Charities, emergency accommodation hubs and of course the Gardaí are all doing their part to help these young innocent children find a home. One such place that was in operation in Dublin for more than two decades was Lefroy house coined by some as a 'homeless hostel for teenagers'. Last month the service, which was run by the salvation army, closed its doors and our reporter Josh Crosbie has been speaking with some of the former staff, and he also spoke with a homeless man who has over the years benefited from living in youth facilities like this.
And just a warning that some of what we will hear in this report is potentially upsetting for some people and is not suitable for small ears.