Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland-Aspire
Aspire was established by a group of parents in 1995 to provide support for people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and their carers, and to encourage research into the condition.
CanTeen Ireland is a nation-wide support group for young people who have or have had cancer, and for their brothers, sisters and friends. CanTeen Ireland was set up in 1990 by a group of dedicated health professionals. They are associated with the Irish Cancer Society.
Care Alliance Ireland
Care Alliance Ireland was established in 1995 by a number of voluntary organisations which saw the need for an umbrella group for Family Carer's organisations. The most recent figures form the Central Statistics Office found that an estimated 350,000 people provide unpaid help or assistance to people living in their homes or in other private households
Caring and Sharing Association
In 1981 CASA was founded by a group of volunteers. Its central purpose is the development of friendships, through social events, for all its members. Today, it still adheres to that same purpose, friendship. Starting from a small number of groups the network has expanded.
Cats Protection Association of Ireland
The Cat & Dog Protection Association of Ireland rescues and rehomes abandoned, injured and sick animals in Dublin and surrounding areas. They care for all animals but one of their primary aims is the trapping and neutering of feral cats to reduce the number of diseased and sick kittens. CDPA is a member society of the ISPCA, and is run by a voluntary committee.
Center for Independent Living
The first Irish Centre for Independent Living (CIL) was established in Carmichael House in 1992 by and for people with disabilities, with the main aim of ensuring that people with disabilities achieved Independent living, choice and control over their lives and full participation in society as equal citizens. Since 1992 Center for Independent Living (CIL) Carmichael House has supported development of 24 Centers for Independent Living around Ireland and facilitated a sharing space called CIL Network.
Children's Leukaemia Research Project
The Children's Leukaemia Research Project (CLRP) Committee is comprised of a group of parents and medical staff working together to raise funding for research and finding a cure for childhood leukaemia. These children are being treated for this potentially fatal disease at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children (OLHSC) in Dublin.
Cuidiu Irish Childbirth Trust
Cuidio means caring support in Irish. They are a voluntary parent-to-parent support group. Their mission of information, education and support encourages a confident, positive approach to parenting, empowering parents to make informed choices about issues from pregnancy right up to adolescence.
Dublin Community Games
Dublin Community Games aim to provide opportunities for children and young people to develop in a healthy and safe environment through experiencing a wide range of sporting and cultural activities. They encourage and foster community spirit and co-operation.
Children in Hospital Ireland
Children in Hospital Ireland is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting and ensuring the welfare of all children in hospital and their families. For almost 40 years, the organisation has been directly working with sick children to bring them both fun and support.
Endometriosis Association of Ireland
The Endometriosis Association of Ireland was formed in 1987. They aim to give sufferers an opportunity to share information and to give support. In addition to being a self-help group, the Association aims to increase
awareness among women, the population in general and the medical profession and to encourage and support research.
Coeliac Society of Ireland
The Coeliac Society of Ireland was formed in Dublin in 1970 with its aim to "promote, safeguard and protect the interests of the members in relation to the Coeliac condition". It is a self-help charity set up to promote the interests of Coeliacs in Ireland. It consists mainly of volunteers who are a valuable asset to the society.
Dublin Lesbian Line
Dublin Lesbian Line started in 1979 after a year of operating in conjunction with Tel A Friend (TAF). All volunteers at Dublin Lesbian Line are lesbian and bisexual women who listen without judgement and without opinion. They have a strict policy of confidentiality and anonymity which means that calls are treated with the utmost respect and always remain completely private.
Dyspraxia Association of Ireland
Formed in 1995 by parents of children with dyspraxia, the Association aims to raise awareness of dyspraxia in Ireland and create a better understanding of the difficulties children and parents face, ensure adequate resources are available to support the needs of children with dyspraxia.
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same. Gamblers Anonymous (GA) provides help to people through attendance at GA meetings.
Transgender Equality Network Ireland
TENI is a non-profit organisation supporting the transgender community in Ireland in all its variety. Liaising with LGBT and other community organisations in Ireland and Europe, we seek to improve conditions and advance equality for trans people in Ireland through support, education, capacity building and advocacy
Hyperactivity Attention Deficit Disorder
Hyperactivity Attention Deficit Disorder is an organisation in Ireland made up of volunteers- mainly parents of children with ADHD. They are dedicated to providing as much up-to-date information, resources and networking opportunities to parents of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and the professionals who serve them.
The Hope Foundation
The Hope Foundation works to free street children and poor families from lives of pain, abuse and poverty.
Their Vision -A world where it should never hurt to be a child.
Heart Children Ireland
The mission of Heart Children Ireland is to support children who suffer from congenital heart defects and their parents and families. They also try to support bereaved families whose children have died from CHD.
Their aim is to provide practical support for their members in any way that we can, including the setting up of local groups, the purchase of medical equipment, financial assistance to families, the funding of specialist posts and special events for the children and their families.
Huntington's Disease Association Of Ireland
Huntington's Disease Association Of Ireland aims is to provide specific advice to those who have the disease and their families, provide practical help where possible, foster and promote research, provide up to date information to those interested in Huntington's Disease, avail of every opportunity to highlight the needs of their members through the media, update information regularly, and help establish the true incidence / prevalence of HD in the Republic of Ireland.
Caring for Carers
Caring For Carers Ireland have a National Network of 106 Carers Groups throughout Ireland.
Irish Association for Palliative Care
The Irish Association for Palliative Care (IAPC), established in 1993, is an all-Ireland body that aims to promote palliative care nationally and internationally through education, publications, representation on national bodies and opportunities for networking.
Irish Chronic Pain Association
The Irish Chronic Pain Association is the principal support group in Ireland for the 400,000 people of all ages suffering with chronic pain.
Irish Fair Trade Network
Irish Fair Trade Network is a small Third World charity based in Dublin. They are active throughout Ireland via their supporter network of dedicated volunteers, involved in the promotion of Fairtrade, the Fairtrade Towns project, and FAIRTRADE Mark products.
Irish Lupus Support Group
Irish Lupus Support Group is a registered voluntary charity which helps those with Lupus, supporting their members as required. Their priorities are to increase the public's awareness of Lupus and its impact, to improve fund-raising income, so that a better programme of awareness can be undertaken, to increase the Group's member base and thus contribute to both the above.
Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association
The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association functions mainly as a support organisation for people who have MND, their carers and families. This work entails home visiting by their MND nurse specialist, financial assistance towards home help and supply of specialised equipment on loan to patients. The association also supports research into the causes and treatment of Motor Neurone Disease.
Irish Multiple Births Association
Irish Multiple Births Association is managed and coordinated by volunteers who are themselves parents of multiples. It is uniquely placed to offer support and information to parents, as all volunteers have experienced the issues that arise for multiples in pregnancy, during birth and in the early stages of childhood. IMBA's patron is President Mary McAleese, who is also the mother of twins.
Irish Society for Colitis & Crohn's Disease
The Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn's Disease (ISCC) is a support group for people who suffer from Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease, their families and friends. Founded in 1984, they organise public meetings throughout the country at which lectures are given by doctors, gastroenterologists, surgeons and dieticians.
Irish Stammering Association
Irish Stammering Association is a charitable organisation providing information and support to people who stammer in Ireland. Stuttering, as it is also known, affects people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Parents, partners, friends and family can also be affected by stammering.
A Little Lifetime Foundation
A Little Lifetime Foundation, formerly known as Irish Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Association, has provided information and support to bereaved parents and families since 1983. A Little Lifetime Foundation works with Health Care Professionals and others to develop good practices in the area of Infant death. A Little Lifetime Foundation is a registered charity with support and services provided by volunteers.
Irish Sudden Infant Death Association
Irish Sudden Infant Death Association offers support to families bereaved by the sudden unexpected and often unexplained death of an infant or young child and to others affected by it. The Association offers information on Sudden Infant Death to families, professionals, the media and the public, and promotes research into the causes and prevention of Sudden Infant Death.
Men Overcoming Violence
MOVE, Men Overcoming Violence, is a structured group work programme for men who are or have been violent in an intimate relationship. The programmes are designed to help the participants take responsibility for their violence and to choose to behave differently in the future.
Miscarriage Association of Ireland
The Miscarriage Association of Ireland is a charitable and completely voluntary body set up with the support of women and men who themselves have been through miscarriages. The Association holds monthly support meetings in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin on the first Thursday of every month (excluding July & August). The telephone support line is operated by a team of volunteers.
National Federation of Pensioners Association
National Federation of Pensioners Association is a representative body for pensioners' organisations. It aims to protect and promote the interests of pensioners and retired persons with regard to social welfare, health, superannuation, taxation and related matters. It also aims to co-ordinate the work of affiliated associations in matters of general application to pensioners and retired persons.
National Widows Association
All kinds of widows join the National Widows Association, the rich, the poor, the young, the not so young and the elderly. A widow can build a new life within the Association, regain confidence and gently adjust to a new life. No matter what are her problems, social, emotional, financial or legal, help and advice is there for her. There are 30 branches throughout the country and their activities are many and varied ranging from outings, social gatherings, holidays seminars, educational talks and demonstrations.
Neurofibromatosis Association of Ireland
The Neurofibromatosis Association of Ireland was originally known as P.H.O.N.E., which stands for Patients and Helpers of Neurofibromatosis. The association was subsequently renamed The Neurofibromatosis Association of Ireland. It is a mutual support group with the primary aim of informing suffers and their families of the disorder and letting them know they are not alone with their problem.
Neurological Alliance of Ireland
The Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) is an umbrella organisation for groups representing the views and concerns of those affected by neurological conditions. The NAI strives to achieve its aims by informing, influencing and liaising with those responsible for maintaining and developing services and support for people with neurological conditions, their families and carers
For over twenty years, Parentline has provided a completely confidential helpline for parents and guardians. They offer support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent. Parentline facilitators receive extensive training before going on the lines. They are non-judgemental and have a broad knowledge and understanding of the wide range of problems parents encounter. They will listen and guide parents to help them find the answers they seek.
Parkinsons Association of Ireland
Parkinsons Association of Ireland is based in Dublin, with branches throughout the country. Their aim is to assist those with Parkinson's, and their families and carers, health professionals, interested others, by offering support, a listening ear, and information on any aspect of living with Parkinson's.
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
The mission of the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association is to raise awareness and understanding of Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS) and to improve the choice and quality of care, education and support for persons with PWS.
Queen's Institute of District Nursing of Ireland
The Queen's Institute of District Nursing in Ireland provides funding for providing services for palliative home care to the terminally ill, the instruction and/or training of nurses for the provision of palliative home care for the terminally ill and to provide assistance for the sick and socially disadvantaged in their own homes.
Royal Life Saving Society
The Irish Lifesaving Foundation is a charity dedicated to reducing the number of drowning deaths, worldwide. The Foundation is registered as a charity in Dublin, Ireland (CRY 15102) and it is a not for profit company (CHO 368309) limited by guarantee.
Smashing Times Theatre Company
Smashing Times Theatre Company aims to use participative drama workshops and a professional theatre performance to raise awareness of issues surrounding suicide and suicide prevention.
As the National Volunteer Development Agency, Volunteer Ireland is a peak body for all organisations involving volunteers in their work and a representative voice for volunteering in Ireland. They are an independent membership-based organisation that inspires, promotes, supports and celebrates voluntary activity in Ireland as a way of strengthening participative democracy and building social capital. In addition to their remit within Ireland, they support the work of Irish-based overseas development agencies that involve volunteers in their work through a number of initiatives.
Institute for Managers of Community & Voluntary Organisations – Ireland
The Institute for Managers of Community and Voluntary Organisations in Ireland (IMCV) is a new membership organisation which aims to promote good management practice in ways that endorse and reinforce the values and philosophies of the community and voluntary sector and support the professional development of managers for their own gain and the wider gain of the sector as a whole.