Dublin 12 Family Support Project (ARC)

This project provides support to families of Dublin 12 Service Users presenting or being referred regarding drug use within the home. The purpose of this project is to Support parents, siblings, grandparents, children and parents that are affected by drug misuse whose lives are and have been affected and modify the problem.

  • Information/Advocacy
  • Keyworking
  • Outreach Service
  • Peer Support Group
  • Referral for Counselling and other services if required
  • Holistics
  • Afterschool club for children lower Crumlin

Contact: 01 4113222

Address: 16a Sunshine Ind.Est., Crumlin Rd, D12

Website: http://www.addictionresponsecrumlin.ie/index.html

Walkinstown Greenhills Resource Centre (WGRC)

The WGRC provides supports to the families (over 18) of the individuals with the substance use problem to cope with the problems and issues that often face families living with addiction.

The service supports family members who are affected by addiction/substance use to develop positive coping skills that supports them and their family to reduce the impact of addiction/substance use on the family as a whole.


Service provided:

  • Information
  • Peer Support group-open group on Tuesdays 6-8.30pm
  • Referral for counselling & other services if required
  • Holistics


Contact: Ann: 01 4198630

Address: Unit 16, Bridgecourt Business Park, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

Dublin 12 Strengthening Families Programme

Dublin 12 Strengthening Families Programme

The Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) is a 14-session family skills training programme designed to increase resilience and reduce risk factors for substance abuse, depression, violence and aggression, involvement in crime and school failure in high-risk, 12 – 16 year old children and their parents.

In Dublin 12, the multi agency committee are delivering their 6th programme this year.

Positive results from over 15 independent research replications demonstrate that the programme is robust and effective in increasing assets and protective factors by improving family relationships, parenting skills, and improving youth’s social and life skills.

The SFP curriculum includes three aspects (Parent Skills, Children’s Skills and Family Life Skills) taught in fourteen two-hour periods. In the first hour, parents and children participate in separate classes, each class led by two co-leaders. Parents learn to increase desired behaviours in children by using attention and rewards, clear communication, effective discipline, substance use education, problem solving and limit settings.

For further information please contact; Dublin 12 Task Force : 076 6955657

Loreto Centre

Loreto Centre provides a community education centre that offers courses and counselling to people in the Dublin 12 area.


Services Provided:

  •  Counselling and Psychotherapy service is available at a low cost, often on a sliding scale based on the individuals ability to pay. Loreto have a number of voluntary counsellors working there so waiting lists are very short for counselling.
  • Holistic approach to education and offers a wide range of courses e.g. womens studies, outreach UCD courses and pre-university course (DIT)


Contact: 01 454 1078

Address: Loreto Centre, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12