Irish Links

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.

Athy Community & Family Resource Centre

The FRC programme is Ireland’s largest family support programme delivering universal services to families in disadvantaged areas across the country based on a life-cycle approach. The programme emphasises involving local communities in tackling the problems they face, and creating successful partnerships between voluntary and statutory agencies at community level. FRCs are participative and empowering organisations that support families while building the capacity and leadership of local communities.

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

Autism assistance dogs Ireland was founded on the 26 of April 2010. Our National Headquarters is based in Quartertown Mills in Mallow Co. Cork.

This is a primary service providing highly trained assistance dogs for children with autism and their families.

Our charity provides a valuable service that can have life changing effects for children with autism and their families.  Assistance dogs are provided free of charge.
 

Aware

Aware is a voluntary organisation formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals, whose aims are to assist that section of the population whose lives are directly affected by depression.

Baby Friendly Health Initiative in Ireland (BFHI)

Baby Friendly Health Initiative in Ireland (BFHI) is a registered charity active since 1998 and serves as the National Authority for the WHO/UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative in Ireland. All maternity units participate in the BFHI in Ireland.

The main object for which the BFHI is established is to benefit the community by encouraging and supporting health-promoting practices towards ensuring a breastfeeding supportive health care environment which fosters life-long health for infants and their mothers.

Activity of the BFH aims to:

Ballymun Job Centre (BJC)

The BJC is a co-operative society and its objectives and powers are:

To inform, advise and support any individual or group in Ballymun who wants to engage in work, be that paid employment, self-employment, or voluntary.

To foster, co-operate with and where necessary, co-ordinate all initiatives in Ballymun that promote or maintain employment.

Ballynafeigh Community Development Association

Ballynafeigh Community Development Association is an open-minded development organization which creates positive opportunities, delivers imaginative programmes and provides practical resources for the community.

Community House was developed as a focal point for local groups and projects.

Current projects include welfare rights, legal advice, an after-schools club, crèche, play group, parent and toddler, journeys development programme for women, young adults citizenship programme, finance and IT, community facilitation, social energy and mixed links.

Barnardos

Barnardos is committed to the best interests of children and young people in Ireland, promoting and respecting their rights in all of our work.

Barnardos is Ireland's leading children's charity. Each year we work directly with over 12,000 children and families throughout Ireland. Barnardos also raises issues through our advocacy programme to make Ireland the best place in the world for all children in Ireland.

Barretstown

Barretstown provides a medically-endorsed programme of arts, adventure and fun activities for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

Children aged 7 to 17 come from Ireland and all over Europe to take part in the 10-day residential programme. They find new skills to cope with their illness and are helped to make real changes to their lives. By facing new challenges in a supportive environment, these children rediscover their self-esteem, improve their self-image - all adding up to 'Serious Fun'.