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Helpline for victims of crime. Their aim is to support, inform and listen to victims of crime and all those impacted by crime. They provide time and space for victims to talk about their experiences. They also provide information about the criminal justice system and referrals to other resources in the community.
FLAC is an independent human rights organisation dedicated to the realisation of equal access to justice for all. To this end it campaigns on a range of legal issues but also offers some basic, free legal services to the public and to the legal needs of those living in poverty. Services include training, public legal education and a limited representation. FLAC currently concentrates its work on four main areas: Legal Aid, Social Welfare, Credit & Debt and Public Interest Law.
Inclusion Ireland is the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability.
Their vision is to achieve a society where people with an intellectual disability can live and participate in their communities with equal rights.
Their services include:
Leanbh was set up to address child begging in Dublin. Leanbh is a 24/7 service for children, young people and parents who are begging or at risk of begging on the streets. Leanbh is an ISPCC service which seeks to: actively monitor the presence of begging children/young people on the streets; link children/young people found begging with appropriate helping services; identify and work with parents of such children/young people.
Migrant Rights Centre Ireland is a national organisation working to promote justice, empowerment and equality for migrants and their families.
Their services include a drop-in centre where you can get free and confidential inforation and support.
Provides information to employees and employers, and covers many aspects of employment rights including wages, annual leave, working hours, redundancy, dismissal and notice.
The askonefamily National Helpline for all members of one-parent families handles nationwise queries about issues affecting lone parents.
One Family are Ireland's organisation for one-parent families. They provide expert advice and support to people parenting alone or sharing parenting through their services, helpline and training. They also campaign to make life better for one-parent families.
One Family also offer a non-directive three option counselling and support service to anyone experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. They provide full information on all three options, with ongoing support following the client’s decision, including Post Termination Counselling. There is no cost for these services. Appointments are available within one to three days.
They also offer additional strands of counselling:
Other services offered by One Family include:
Pact is a small independent Irish charity founded in 1952 as an adoption agency. Today it provides a broad range of services in the area of adoption, information & tracing and unplanned pregnancy.
Pavee Point is a voluntary organisation committed to the attainment of human rights for Irish Travellers. The group is comprised of Travellers and members of the majority population working together in partnership to address the needs of Travellers as a minority group experiencing exclusion and marginalisation. They aim to contribute to improvement in the quality of life and living circumstances of Irish Travellers, through working for social justice, solidarity, socio-economic development and human rights.
The Equality Authority replaced the Employment Equality Agency, and has a greatly expanded role and functions. The Employment Equality Act, 1998 and the Equal Status Act, 2000 outlaw discrimination in employment, vocational training, advertising, collective agreements, the provision of goods and services and other opportunities to which the public generally have access on nine distinct grounds. gender; civil status; family status; age; disability; race; sexual orientation; religious belief; and membership of the Traveller Community.
The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) is IrelandÕs only national non-governmental organisation which specialises in working with and for refugees in Ireland. The main focus of our work is on those in the asylum system who are applying to be recognised as refugees. For almost 20 years, we have observed the changes that have been made in response to the arrival of refugees in Ireland. Based on extensive experience working directly with those affected, we have seen the huge financial cost of a failed system and the untold damage that has and is being done to men, women and children in the asylum process.