Abhaile Arís

Abhaile Arís based in Letterkenny, County Donegal, works with the Republican ex-Prisoner community to bring about their acceptance as equal members of Irish society. It is also our function to engage actively in discussions and projects with other community based groupings. Since our inception in 1998 we have initiated and played a leading role in many joint community-based projects whilst contributing positively with our time and resources to many more.

Ana Liffey Drug Project

The Ana Liffey Drug Project aims to respond to the needs of drug users, their families, their children and their communities in a flexible, person-centred way. The project endeavours to create a welcoming and open environment where service users are respected, accepted and encouraged to manage the issues impacting on their lives.

The project works with service users to reduce the risks associated with drug use, advocate for the rights and needs of drug users, and improve overall quality of life.

Our Objectives

Website: https://aldp.ie/

ATD in Ireland

All Together in Dignity – ATD Fourth World is an international human-rights organisation that works through grass-roots projects in partnership with people living in poverty. All around the world, it remains focused on constantly reaching out to the most vulnerable families, those who have a long history of poverty and educational disadvantage even in the so-called developed countries.

For the past 15 years, ATD in Ireland has been close to family members facing persistent poverty and struggling daily to live in dignity.

Bray Area Partnership

Bray Area Partnership is a local development company working in the greater Bray area.

We work to:

  • tackle disadvantage and social exclusion in the local area;
  • increase equality of access to information, education, training and employment for our most marginalised local individuals and groups; and
  • empower local people and communities to have a say on issues that affect them, identify their own needs and make positive change in their lives.

We do this by


CityWide works to promote and support a community development approach to the drugs problem - this means involving the people who are most affected by the problem in dealing with the problem - drug users, their families and communities.

CityWide aims

Community Partnership Network

To Represent and Support Community Partnerships.

The Community Partnerships are working under the framework of the National Development Plan (2000-06) funded through the Local Development Social Inclusion Programme (LDSIP), to address issues of poverty, social deprivation, and marginalisation which has intensified in some urban and rural areas.

In addition, Community Partnerships also work with groups in Irish society such as Travellers, disabled people, asylum seekers and refugees all of whom and others besides experience specific forms of marginalisation.

Community Work Ireland

Community Work Ireland was established in 1981 as the the Community Workers’ Co-operative (CWC) and changed its name in 2015 to more accurately reflect its work and members.

Community Work Ireland is a national organization that promotes and supports community work as a means of addressing poverty, social exclusion and inequality and ultimately as a means of achieving social change that will contribute to the creation of a more just, sustainable and equal society.

Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance (CESCA)

Sixteen community and voluntary organisations have come together, with the support of the HSE Social Inclusion Services Cork, to form an initiative called the Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance (CESCA).  CESCA will work together to address issues of disadvantage in Cork city, as well as promoting social inclusion and social justice.

This new and innovative way of doing business will harness and protect the vast experience and excellent work of these front-line organisations that are at the heart of social inclusion services in Cork city


YMCA is a cross denominational organisation committed to actively responding to local youth and community need.

Our aim is to work alongside young people to further their social, physical, and spiritual development through a range of challenging programmes and services.


Crosscare initiates, delivers and supports social programmes for the most disadvantaged groups mainly in Dublin and adjacent areas.

Food Centres, the Dublin Food Bank, Clothing, CentreCare, Community Development, Community Education, Community Training Workshop, Drugs Awareness, Emigrant Advice, Teen Counselling, Hostel for Boys, Carer Support, Traveller and CEDAR (inclusion of those with disability in the life of the parish), Night Shelters.

Crosscare Migrant Project

Crosscare Migrant Project (formerly Emigrant Advice) is an information, advocacy and referral organisation for vulnerable migrants.

It is a project of Crosscare, the Dublin Diocese Social Care Agency.

Crosscare Migrant Project provides its service to intending, existing and returning Irish emigrants, as well as immigrants and members of new communities in Ireland.