Those adult survivors who as children suffered trauma while in industrial ‘schools’ and other historic institutions need support to deal with the trauma and to move on with their lives and the centre provides that support.
It also offers a congenial meeting place and a centre of information to assist survivors deal with those state and non-governmental agencies which can assist them in taking control of their lives.
Learning and a sense of self-worth can provide the key to a better life and the centre assists survivors through educational therapy, arts and development of a range of skills.
Survivors who attend the centre frequently recount how they would be at a serious loss, if it were not for the volunteers, staff and the support of other survivors who attend the centre.
We are always looking for good people to help us to maintain service for survivors at our charity. Volunteering for a good cause like ours can have a profoundly positive benefit. We offer volunteering opportunities to both survivors and other supportive members of the broader community.
Feeling helpful, purposeful, valued and good about doing something practical, making a worthwhile also meaningful difference are among the feel good factors which benefit volunteers.
Learning & Development
Learning and a sense of self-worth can provide the key to a better life and the Centre assists survivors through educational therapy, arts and development of a range of skills.
With the support of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board as well as volunteer teachers our Centre provides a range of classes, including. Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, Stress Management, Computers for living, Learning to read and write, Maths, Financial Management, Nutrition Guidance , Stress Management, Nutrition Guidance, Meditation, Knitting and sewing crafts.