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NATIONAL FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORKSUPPORTING FAMILY MEMBERS LIVING WITH SUBSTANCE MISUSE

Respite Locations

Aislinn Centre

Aiseiri Aislinn and Aiseiri Cahir run residential programmes for family members or any person whose life is affected by the impact of addiction. This programme runs on both a five day and weekend basis.  The programme encourages people to look at their current situation and to learn coping skills to help alleviate some of the stress with addiction.  Above all, it is an opportunity for the participants to give themselves the gift of time for personal growth and spiritual renewal in a safe and supportive environment.


Location: Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny or Cahir, Co. Tipperary 
Telephone Number: 056-8833777 (Ballyragget) / 052 7441166 (Cahir)
E-mail: info@aislinn.ie 
Website: http://www.aiseiri.ie/treatment/family-support-programme  

Stella Maris Retreat Centre

Stella Maris Retreat CentreStella Maris is a place of great natural beauty and residential facilities are available for up to 13 people. The Stella Maris Retreat Centre can facilitate weekend events, day events, morning, afternoon and evening events, and 6/8 Day retreats. 

Location: Carrickbrack road, Baily, Howth, Co. Dublin
Telephone Number: 01 832 2228 
E-mail: stellamarisretreatcentre@gmail.com
Website: www.stellamarisretreats.ie

 

Glendalough Hermitage Centre

Glendalough Hermitage Centre offers people the opportunity to experience a hermit way of life that suits their own tastes and desires. This may involve a short stay of a few quiet reflective and restful days or a more lengthy time of silence and prayer. Accommodation is provided in single and twin-bedded hermitages in a quiet and tranquil setting in the village of Laragh. Glendalough Monastic Site and National Park is nearby and beautiful walks are also available on our doorstep on Brockagh Mountain. These walks can lead one either towards the Monastic Site or away into the quiet and seclusion of nature. The centre also welcomes groups who wish to avail of a day’s retreat, guided prayer, group reflection or a pilgrimage to the monastic site in Glendalough.

Location: Glendalough Hermitage Centre, Laragh, Glendalough,  Co. Wicklow
Telephone Number: 087 935 6696
E-mail: failte@glendaloughhermitage.ie
Website: http://www.glendaloughhermitage.ie/ 
 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Holiday Breaks 

SVP runs 6 holiday centres to provide holiday breaks for individuals and families in various locations in Ireland. All of the holiday centres provide a safe and welcoming environment, away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Each holiday centre has its own unique character and each is special in their own way, offering an array of different amenities and activities including in-house entertainment, relaxing and fun activities and access to places of local interest. Whether your ideal holiday is action packed or simply a relaxing break, the volunteers and staff in each centre aim to ensure their guests enjoy a holiday that is welcoming, friendly and memorable. Holiday homes are mostly for older people but some, such as Bundoran cater primarily for families. Sunshine House is exclusively for children aged 7 – 11. Places are booked directly with the centres or through the Regional Office.

Location: National Office, SVP House, 91-92 Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1
Telephone Number:  01 8386990 (National Office)
E-mail:  info@svp.ie
Website:  http://www.svp.ie/what-we-do/holiday-centres.aspx

The Novas Respite House

The Novas Respite House cares for the families and loved ones of people with addiction living in the Mid-West region. Funded by the Mid-West Regional Drugs Task Force, the service seeks to improve the lives for those caring for people struggling with substance misuse. The house is located in a rural and peaceful setting in Co. Tipperary and provides families with the time and space for themselves. Alternative therapies such as reiki, reflexology and massage are offered, lunch is eaten together and above all clients are listened to in a compassionate, impartial and non-judgemental manner. Day, over-night and weekend respite is offered to clients. Children are welcome and lots of outdoor, fun activities are arranged for them. This service enables families to develop new coping skills, gain insight into their situation and implement harm reduction strategies in their lives. Caring for an addict can be divisive and draining on the family unit, therefore time to reflect on and nurture their own needs is essential.

Location: Novas Respite House, Newport, Co. Tipperary
Telephone Number: 061 624878  (Martina / Caroline)
E-mail: martina.cusack@novas.ie or caroline.carey@novas.ie
Website:  http://www.novas.ie/novas-respite-house

Contact Us

National Family Support Network
5 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1, Ireland

Phone: +353 (01) 8980148
Fax: +353 (01) 8889628
Email: info@fsn.ie
Web: www.fsn.ie

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