The purpose of this paper is to take a look at the growth and development of Depaul International, the parent company of a group of charities that work to tackle homelessness around the world, as an international homelessness charity.
The paper looks at the approach of Depaul International and the key role that community networks and local start‐ups have to bear on the company's expansion into becoming a global organisation.
This paper shows how the ability to work within a broad network of governments and an international community with grass roots impact has been vital to Depaul International's expansion.
Homelessness is an issue that affects people across the world in a variety of ways and it means different things in different cultures. This paper demonstrates Depaul International's response to this issue: not to offer a top down response, but to help local people set up their own independent charities that are governed locally but have the guidance and expertise of the Depaul group, so that together a global response can be offered to homelessness.
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