Reaching out for Support!
KCCP has been blown away by the generosity of Tony Murray, a local man from Briarfield Grove who is undertaking an 800 km walk, known as the Camino De Santiago, which starts in southern France and ends in western Spain. It will take approximately 33 days at an average of 25 km per day. Tony has chosen KCCP as the charity he wants to do the walk for as he has worked as an addiction counsellor for a good number of years and has worked with the youth of the area, through football and the Community Games.
Tony has paid for everything regarding costs and wants all money donated to go to KCCP. He started his challenging journey on the 2nd of September. So if you please donate and help continue the great work of the KCCP. https://gofund.me/5f55705a
The second heroin epidemic affected all disadvantaged areas in Dublin in the early 1990s. In Kilbarrack local community activists joined forces with the statutory agencies to try and tackle the problem. FAS (now the Department of Social Protection) played a leading role in helping drug misusers, their families, and the community by funding a ‘special status’ (drugs rehabilitation) Community Employment programme. The Health Services Executive provide funding towards our Rehabilitation, Counselling, Reach-Out and Youth programmes and Dublin City Council have been a great supporter. Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme started in July 1997 and year on year we have expanded our services to the local community. In June 2001 KCCP decided to set up Youth Matters an initiative providing a range of recreational, sporting, drama, dance, and development activities for young people.
Pre COVID KCCP provided drugs/alcohol rehabilitation, counselling, family support, parent and toddler group, women’s recovery group, the Reach- Out Project targeting under twenty-five-year-olds with addiction issues plus multiple youth activities including a drop-in service. During the lockdown KCCP continued to provide services in a safe environment (with reduced numbers on a rota basis).