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Our Mission

Donore Community Drug and Alcohol team envision a community that is empowered to respond

to drug and alcohol related difficulties, where people experiencing such difficulties, and their families,

can access high-quality services when they need it in a safe and non-judgemental way.

 

Read more about our mission, values, supporters and how you can get involved.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide a range of services to meet the needs of our community in an open and welcoming environment. We serve people in active addiction, people who are taking steps to make change, and people who are trying to sustain change, as well as families who care for people with drug and alcohol difficulties.

 

We provide services in both one-to-one and group settings from our premises on Donore Avenue, and on an outreach basis where needed.

DCDAT are signed up to the Charity Regulator’s Governance Code.

Our Supporters

Funding

We receive our core funding from the South Inner City Drug 7 Alcohol Task Force and HSE Addiction Service.

 

We also receive additional funding from Dublin City Council and are supported through our annual fund raising drives, by many businesses and organisations. These include Donore Credit Union, Kirby’s Engineering,
Easy Street Bank and many local businesses.

Volunteers

Much of our work would not be deliver as effectively if we didn’t have our volunteers to help us.
Our volunteers come through the Dublin Volunteer Centre.

If you would like to help out or contribute in any way, please contact us:

Email:  fearghalcdat.ie@gmail.com

Call:  01 416 4339  or  085 131 0839

Donations

If you would like to make a financial donation to help us to continue running our vital services, you can do so by donating here.

Our Values

Client Focused

Donore CD&AT are committed to ensuring that the needs of our clients inform our work at all stages and in all facets. We are focussed on better understanding and responding to our client’s needs.

Community Focused

Donore CD&AT value our place in the wider community and will seek to ensure we continue to respond to community need, communicate our work to the wider community and ensure that all in our community who need to know about our work are informed of it.

Client Focused

Donore CD&AT are committed to ensuring that the needs of our clients inform our work at all stages and in all facets. We are focussed on better understanding and responding to our client’s needs.

Community Focussed

Donore CD&AT value our place in the wider community and will seek to ensure we continue to respond to community need, communicate our work to the wider community and ensure that all in our community who need to know about our work are informed of it.

 

Family Focussed

We know that drug and alcohol use difficulties often have ripple effects, causing stress and challenges both for the individual and for families. We seek to help families living with problem substance-use through the provision of tailored supports for them.

Ownership

The organisation seeks to ensure that the clients have meaningful opportunities to input into the service and its development through on-going consultation, formalised consultation, and by creating an environment that promotes clients sense of the service being theirs.

 

Inclusivity

Donore CD&AT work with people experiencing drug and alcohol difficulties and their families, regardless of their background, and regardless of where they are at in relation to their substance use difficulties. We do not discriminate and we actively seek to engage the most marginalised members of our community.

 

Quality

Donore CD&AT are committed to providing a high-quality service that is based on evidence of what works, and is in line with developments in our Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force area, as well as developments at a national level.

 

Our Work

Our approach is non-judgemental and supportive which ensures that clients can avail of a truly responsive service. The team provides a range of services including a low threshold drop-in facility, referrals, advice, case management, key working and family support. Additionally, daily programmes are delivered which include Yoga, acupuncture, Dynamic storey telling and Art Therapy. The purpose built building facilitates clients to avail of hot meals and shower facilities. 

 

We provide individualised care for service users through one to one work including Key working, Care Planning and Case Management. We also provide a free counselling service which is both addiction centred or more generic. We help family member who are, struggling to deal with someone in the family who is using drugs or alcohol problematically. From time to time we also provide a bereavement support service.

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