Daisyhouse was founded by the late Sr Una McCourtney CSJP (1935-1996). Sr Una was Principal of a School in Washington State, USA for many years before returning to Ireland to work with people experiencing homelessness and women fleeing domestic abuse. With the help of the then Senator, and former President, Mary Robinson and Ita Kelly, a property was found in Dublin 8 and Sr Una opened up a new service for single homeless women. Out of this experience, Daisyhouse was born in 1989.
The Daisy flower was the symbol which Sr Una chose to represent the new service for people experiencing homelessness.