Barnardos Childrens Services 

Barnardos work is child-focused. They respond to the individual needs of each child and family, and aim to provide practical and professional supports to bring hope into situations where hope is sometimes lost.

The Bowling Green, White Street, Cork

T: 021 4310591 Website:  E:

Addiction Services

A.C.C.E.P.T Addiction Treatments, Arbour House, St Finbarrs

Hospital, Cork   Tel: 021 4968933

Kerry Community Counselling, 38 Ashe st, Tralee, Co. Kerry   Tel: 066 7123612

Brook House, Cork Rd, Waterford   Tel: 051 842789

Gamblers Anonymous Waterford: 087-1850294  Cork: 087-2859552


Alcoholics Anonymous Cork Tel: 021-4500481 Waterford Tel: 051-373173

Kerry Tel: 066-7128720 / 087-0522911 Website:

Al Anon/Al Ateen  Tel: 021 4311899



GROW-Community Mental Health

11 Liberty Street, Cork    Tel: 021 4277520

Harbour Counselling Service, Penrose Wharf,

Penrose Quay, Cork   Tel: 021 4861360

Popes Quay Counselling service  Tel: 021 4502267

Youth Counselling Service    Tel: 021 4270187

GROW Waterford    Tel: 056 7761624

Kerry Counselling Service    Tel: 066 7122931

Cork Alliance Centre

Prisoner Reintegration & Rehabilitation Programme in Cork

“The Cork Alliance Centre, which was established in 2002, focuses specifically on the development of a range of services that support prisoners and former prisoners to make a ‘fresh start’, both in terms of reducing offending and increasing positive participation in individual, family and community life”.

Telephone: 021-4557878 or 087-6890210  Website:

 Prisoners Families Information

Prisoners’ Families Information (PFI) Ireland is a support service for anyone affected by the imprisonment of a family member, partner or friend.  They are a confidential service.

Website:     Email:

Citizens Information Centre (CIC)

The Citizens Information Centre provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland. It is provided by the Citizens Information Board.Contact numbers:

Cork 0761 07 6950  Tralee 0761 07 7860    Waterford 0761 07 6580


M.A.B.S. – Money Advisory and Budgeting Service

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is the only free, confidential, independent and non-judgmental service for people in debt, or in danger of getting into debt, in Ireland. Contact numbers:

Cork 0761 07 2090  Kerry 0761 07 2190 Waterford:  0761 07 2050


Community Welfare Area Headquarters

Abbeycourt House, Georges Quay, Cork  Tel: 021 4965511

Godfrey Place Tralee Co. Kerry. Tel:  066 714 9500.

Cork Rd, Waterford, Tel: 051 842800

Threshold – Housing advice

Threshold is a frontline advice and advocacy service for people with housing problems and people at risk of homelessness. Their service is free, independent and confidential.

Cork Tel: 021 4278848 Website: 

The Irish Prison Service

The home page for the Irish Prison Service has useful information about all Irish Prisons, including phone numbers.


The Probation Service

The Probation Service is an agency within the Department of Justice and Equality. They play an important role in helping to reduce the level of crime and to increase public safety by working with offenders to help change their behaviour and make good the harm done by crime. 


Action for Prisoners Families (UK)

Action for Prisoners’ Families (APF) works for the benefit of prisoners’ and offenders’ families by representing the views of families and those who work with them and by promoting effective work with families.  


The Social Health and Education Project

The Social Health and Education Project (SHEP) is an Irish, not-for-profit, community-based training and development organisation established in 1974 and based in Cork and Kerry. Our key areas of work include: a unique training programme based on experiential group work approaches; low-cost counselling; advocacy; providing specialist support to community based organisations, and international partnership. Please view their website for further information:

Community Development Projects

There are a number of Community Development Projects in Cork, Kerry and Waterford. They offer a diverse range of services. Please click here to  find a community development project in your area


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