WHY WE EXIST?
Don Bosco Care exists to provide safe, healing homes for young people who cannot live with their own families. They may have parents struggling with alcohol and drug addictions that cannot give them the attention and care they need. Some are living in homes where emotional and physical abuses are an everyday occurrence. They have nobody to turn to for love or care. Their young lives are in chaos.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Don Bosco Care works with Ireland's most at risk young people
Don Bosco Care provides safe, secure and healing homes to young people who can't live in their own homes. The young people we work with come from the most challenging backgrounds. They grow up in homes where violence, addiction, physical and emotional abuses and neglect are commonplace. Their families are unable to provide them with the support and care that they need.
We help the young residents to work through any issues they may have. We help them learn to make good choices and encourage them in areas where they need to develop. We work to make each of our houses a warm and friendly environment that makes every young person who comes through our doors feel right at home.
Very few young people are ready to live independently at 18 and this is even more likely if that young person has grown up in care and does not have the traditional support networks to fall back on. We aim to provide a caring and warm home environment to aid the transition from a formal care environment and facilitate the young person moving into independent living.
After Care work with young people who have left state care and are moving into independent living. We work with the young people to help them secure accommodation, to ensure they are budgeting their money properly, to keep them in education or work and to provide the practical and emotional support that we all need.