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Local Services

Find information on the different types of services available to you in north inner city Dublin.

NICDATF local Services: COVID-19 Level 5 Arrangements January 2021

SAOL Project

A community drugs project for women.

SAOL educational and support classes are mainly continuing online. There are some staff in the building for face to face support if needed, with all precautions in place. Ongoing additional services are in place to support clients through COVID-19. Referrals are accepted. 

Phone 01 8553391 Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm; 

Facebook: @saolproject;

emails: and all other ‘saolproject’ emails listed on the Contacts page of the website: (where free downloadable resources are available for individuals and projects) 

Crinan Youth Service

A community based drug treatment facility for young people and support for their families. 

The service is mainly continuing with phone and online supports, with some face to face support if needed. One to one client services, and supports to families are continuing. Assessment, pre-entry, day programme, after care and family support services are continuing, as well ongoing outreach to young people in the local area. Holistic and group work is currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. Open for referrals.

Phone 01 8558792 Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm; 



The Deora Project at the Oasis Counselling Centre

Deora Counselling is a specialised project providing a counselling and crisis intervention service working with bereavement, addiction and suicide intervention.  We also support those in recovery and those affected by the addiction of a family member. 

Most counselling sessions are continuing by phone or online, but face to face support is available if needed. Training programmes are currently suspended.

 If you feel that you need support at this difficult time from either Deora or Oasis, please contact 01-8364524 between 9am to 9pm Mon to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Fridays or email:

BeLonG To Youth Project

Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Young People in the NICDATF and Ireland.

The majority of BeLonG To Groups remain online, and face to face appointments with the Drugs Worker can be supported, so get in touch. The digital groups BeLonG To Sunday, Over 18s, The Ladybirds and IndividualiTy take place every week. Click here for further information and details

HIV Ireland

HIV education, services and community supports for people living with and affected by HIV

  • Support and counselling for people living with and affected by HIV 
  • Outreach support for gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men 
  • Communications: updates for the community and people living with HIV about COVID-19, HIV and Sexual Health on website, twitter, and facebook, and continuing to publish our NewsDesk weekly.

HIV and STI testing services are currently suspended, but Free Rapid HIV Testing is continuing but needs to be booked here.

Free condoms can be ordered online here 

Information and updates about the service are on FacebookTwitter and on the

Contact HIV Ireland on 01 873 3799 or Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, and Fridays 9am to 4:30pm 



HIV Ireland has published information and advice about COVID-19, HIV and Sexual Health:

There is a platform of information on HIV Ireland website which includes links to other important information published by the HSE and the Gay Health Network about Sex, HIV, Sexual Health and COVID-19:


ICON Inner City Organisations Network

ICON (Inner City Organisations Network) is a community network that is based in the north east inner city area, committed to fighting against disadvantage and ensuring that the voice of the community is heard. It provides a housing and homeless support service, general advocacy and information service, and support for the Addiction Working Group. 

ICON staff are working by phone and online, but services are continuing and remain available to the local community, get in touch.


Phone 01 8366890 Monday – Friday 9-5pm.

H.O.P.E. (Hands On Peer Education)

The H.O.P.E. project offers a first point of contact for those wishing to become drug free, and support to their families. The project develops and delivers a range of drug / alcohol educational programmes for youth and adults in the North Inner City. 

HOPE has temporarily suspended drop in services, but staff are available for supports. Please get in touch.

Tel: 01-8878404 Mon – Fri 10am to 5pm 



After Schools Education and Support Programme

Creche and After Schools project

Childcare services are continuing but are limited. The service remains available for parents, guardians and the local community to contact for information and support. 

Contact 01 8554043 or through Facebook 

CASPr Community After Schools Project

Creche and After Schools project

Childcare services are temporarily suspended. The service remains available for parents, guardians and the local community to contact for information and support. 

Contact 01 8366364, and Facebook

ACET Ireland

Support for individuals and families living with and affected by HIV

ACET are operating a full service supporting individuals and families affected by HIV. Staff are continuing with care visits in line with COVID-19 safety precautions.  The service is also still in touch with faith communities across the city with information and support on HIV and COVID-19.

You can contact the service through email – or via any social media platform: Facebook  Twitter 

More information is available on the website:

North West Inner City Training & Development Project

Providing rehabilitation to stabilised drug users through training & development

Training and support work is continuing, mostly online, with face to face supports where needed. Key working and support continues for CE participants, pre-entry group and past participants. Staff continue to provide advocacy and referrals to treatment services and rehabilitation as well as educational and therapeutic work, with some additional supports out of hours as required during the Covid-19 crisis.

How to contact the service: Referral number 086 6029791/email and the project Facebook page during office hours.

Step by Step

Child and family project working with children and their families on a referral basis

Face to face work is temporarily suspended. Staff are continuing to provide support to parents by phone and onlineThe project continues to work closely with the local Child and Family Support Network to respond to any crisis situations. New referrals to the project are being limited due to the constraints of social distancing.

The service can be contacted via the following numbers: 089 2537937 (office hours) 086 1648780 (office hours)  (anytime).

The Snug Counselling Service

A counselling service for people affected by addiction in the North Inner City.

Counselling is continuing in The Snug by phone or online only at the moment. Please get in touch if you need support at this difficult time.

How to contact the service: Phone 087 2735358 / 01 8786231, email:, or contact Facebook



UISCE is an advocacy service for People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) in Ireland.

UISCE are currently providing services, service users and peers in the NICDATF area with overdose awareness and prevention supports, including Naloxone administration training online. UISCE publish Brass Munkie and a range of harm reduction awareness material aimed at PWUD – available on their website

To contact UISCE phone 01 555 4693 & 01 515 7253  email or through Facebook


Gateway Project

The Gateway Project is an Educational and Training project for women in Manor St, Dublin 7

The project provides quality training in QQI levels 3 and 5 in a supportive and encouraging environment. Gateway aims to remove barriers that stand in the way of opportunity, and the project support many students through Recovery. The programme is a Community Employment (CE). Further information can be found on the website Gateway is currently working with students online, and continuing supports online and by phone.

To contact Gateway phone 01 8823002 or email


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