Crosscare Housing and Welfare Information (CHWI), Crosscare Migrant Project (CMP) and Crosscare Refugee Service (CRS), are based in Cathedral Street. The projects provide direct information and advocacy services in the areas of housing, homelessness, social welfare, immigration issues, health and wellbeing-related issues, emigration, returning emigrants and asylum seeker and refugee issues. The projects also have a remit to undertake research and publications work, and use the experience of their clients to promote solutions to recurring issues at a policy level. Our three information and advocacy services were used by 5,000 people in 2013.

Crosscare Housing and Welfare Information

CHWI works with people experiencing poverty and social exclusion with a core focus on preventing homelessness and advocating for access to social protection. The project also provides specialist clinics on social welfare and homeless issues with the help of volunteer interpreters for the Polish and Roma community. CHWI promote the needs of their clients at a policy level as well.

CHWI  can be accessed through our drop-in centre at 1 Cathedral Street.

 Opening Hours
10 am - 4 pm
10 am -  4 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
10am - 1 pm
10am - 4pm
Clinics provided with the assistance of interpreters:

Polish Language clinics

·         Tuesday 10am - 4pm *

·         Friday 10am – 1pm *

Roma / Romanian Clinic

·         Wednesday 2pm – 4pm *

 *Service is available through English also at these times.

*Those speaking English can access the service at any of our opening hours.

Contact:01 8726775 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crosscare Migrant Project

CMP works with intending, existing and returning Irish emigrants, as well as new migrants in Ireland, through direct work with clients, including a Chinese-language clinic with the assistance of volunteer interpreters.  The project also produces specialist information resources published through two dedicated websites: and project has a key focus on policy work to promote positive changes for clients.  To access our Migrant Project website click here .

Contact:01 873 2844 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crosscare Refugee Services

CRS works with refugees, asylum seekers and people who were in the asylum system. CRS provides advice and advocacy on housing, social welfare, health and wellbeing, education, family reunification and citizenship and support with integration including a women's group and outreach clinics in direct provision asylum seeker accommodation.

Contact:01 01 873 2844 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Crosscare’s Community College is based on Arran Quay and is an innovative new way of giving participants in the Crosscare community the opportunity to learn or teach new skills.  During 2016, 693 people engaged with the Crosscare Community College as participants and/or tutors of 180 short, non-accredited courses in an informal setting.

Crosscare’s Community College represents the values and ethos of love, respect and excellence in a practical way through education. Courses are co-produced and co-facilitated by young people, clients, volunteers and staff members. Everyone in the Crosscare community has an opportunity to enrol in the courses on a first come first served basis. It is expected that college participants will benefit from their engagement with the college and enhance a skill they already possess or learn a new skill.

Our Community College aims to provide a space where people can grow and develop through participation in education. It plans to give people the opportunity to focus on their own strengths and enable them to enhance their skills, knowledge and confidence. The projected aim is that participants acquire knowledge, awareness and understanding of an area of interest.

The Community College aims to create a sense of connection and participation and also build on participants’ experience which will contribute to their curriculum vitae. It aims to provide a selection of courses, such as personal development, health and wellbeing, creativity, getting active, and will develop in many other areas as it evolves. The college plans to use educational action research to measure the impact of their service provision. The aim is to use pre and post course surveys to measure outcomes and ensure that aims and projected objectives are being met.

Check out the range of courses being held during our Spring Term 2018.   For Registration forms click here.

Good luck to everyone participating in this next term!

Download Spring Term Prospectus

For all potential participants in the college, it is important to read the College agreement before committing to attend or facilitate a course. Click Here


We are working to provide a diverse range of community services throughout Dublin South & Arklow. 

Crosscare has two Community Outreach Centres that opened in 2013, Crosscare Community Outreach Centre in Arklow and Crosscare Community Centre in Tallaght. The Community Outreach Centre Tallaght is based in the parish grounds of St Thomas Jobstown. It opened in March 2013 to provide support services to people in the community of West Tallaght. The Community Outreach Centre Arklow opened on 13th of November 2013. The Community Centres host a number of Crosscare community services.  The centres give people from the local community an opportunity to access the support and care they require in their own local area.

The Community Outreach Centre Tallaght provides three different support services within the centre, community food bank, carers support programme and Crosscare Connections Befriending Service. The Community Outreach Centre also provide ‘Healthy Food Made Easy’, a cooking course that focuses on healthy cooking within a limited budget. The ‘Healthy Heart’ programme is also provided which focuses on culinary skills, stress management and physical activity. The service is in the process of creating a community kitchen garden and distributed a potted lettuce plant to families, to ignite interest in this garden project or even in gardening at home. As part of the Carer Support Programme a coffee morning takes place for the local Carers which provides a space for relaxation, refuge and social support.

The Community Outreach Centre Arklow was donated to Crosscare by the Sisters of Mercy, and works to combine the strengths of locally established community groups, and counselling services to help those most in need, within the local community. The community centre is a host to a number of agencies such as Arklow Community Action, Child and Family services, Tiglin Rehabilitation service and the Drugs Task force. It is also a host to Crosscare East Wicklow Youth Services.

For more information on activities in Arklow, Dun Laoghaire, Tallaght & South Dublin area, contact Rosemary Daynes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Crosscare Drug and Alcohol Programme (DAP) aims to inform and support those directly or indirectly affected by addiction, to make informed choices and access relevant support and treatment plans. In addition, DAP aims to work positively to affect policy and social change in addiction related areas, through engagement and collaboration with service users and other service providers.  During 2016, our Drug and Alcohol Project worked with 1,627 people through 670 counselling sessions and 509 support calls.

DAP offers support and training in the area of addiction. We provide counselling in Drumcondra, Balbriggan and Blanchardstown. Each individual is offered 6-8 weeks with a review to continue after this timeframe to see if they need more on-going support. We provide support for family members or significant others who are dealing with a loved ones primary or process addiction. Training is provided for individuals and agencies in the voluntary sector who work first hand with individuals presenting with substance use issues. We also provide training for Crosscare staff, clients and volunteers. DAP facilitates support groups in two homeless services, Crosscare Amiens Street TEA and Crosscare Haven House STA.

We offer phone support and have published ‘Don’t Lose the Head’ an easy-to-read booklet that aims to support parents/ significant adults in negotiating the topic of substance use issues with young people.  These booklets have been distributed across the Dublin Diocese. For more info, please contact Susan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Gerry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Our work is to support carers, older people, people with disabilities and community education providers throughout Dublin City. Our regional coordinator is supported by a number of volunteers.  For more information, contact Marie Keegan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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