The Cúis Drug and Alcohol Project's new premises was yesterday (26/06/17) launched by Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne, TD in Linnen Court, Balbriggan.
Politicians, young people and friends of Foróige gathered to celebrate the launch including Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mary McCamley, Cllr Tom O’Leary, Senator James Reilly, Dara O'Brien TD, Louise O'Reilly TD, Paul Reid CEO Fingal Co. Council and Cllr Malachi Quinn.
The premises has been open since January 2017 and works with young people and families whose substance use is problematic. The project offers intensive one to one and group intervention for young people.
The Cúis project is operated and managed by Foróige, the national youth development organisation, and funded by North Dublin Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force.
Andy Neary, Senior Youth Officer with Foróige said “There is an excellent relationship between the Drugs Task Force, ETB and Fóroige which has overseen the development of the project for the past seven years.
“Whilst the project is based in Balbriggan it covers a wide geographical area covering Rush, Lusk, Skerries, Naul and Garretstown.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank the young people of the area for their enthusiastic engagement as without their active participation this project would not be the success it is.”
For further information please contact:
Helena Clarke, Foróige Marketing Communications Officer
087 632 5138 / 01 630 1732
Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland. The charity works with over 50,000 young people and 5,500 adult volunteers annually, through a network of more than 600 youth clubs & cafés, 150 targeted projects and national programmes such as Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Health & Wellbeing, Citizenship and Entrepreneurship.