Our History and Mission

Our origins

We are one of the projects of Crosscare, the social support agency of the Dublin Archdiocese. The Archdiocese has provided different types of support to people in vulnerable situations since the 1940s.

Our service is open to anyone, but we pay particular attention to supporting those who are marginalised or in vulnerable situations. We work closely with Crosscare’s homeless and community support projects to provide a wide-range of supports to those using our service.

Our mission

We are aligned with Crosscare’s vision of a society where all people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and Crosscare’s core values of love, respect and excellence. Our mission is to provide innovative and relevant services to those most in need regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, religion, beliefs or sexual identity.

We aim to provide a quality information and advocacy service to enable people involved in a migration experience, especially those in vulnerable circumstances, make informed choices and access their rights. We also aim, through our engagement with the people who use our service and in collaboration with others, to effect positive change in migration related policy.

Our funders

Our work is not possible without the ongoing support of our funders.  We would like to acknowledge the support of the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive, the Health Service Executive (Dublin North Central) towards our work on homelessness, health and social welfare and related issues. Our work with new migrants in Ireland is made possible through funding from the Asylum Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF), managed by the EU Funds Unit of the Department of Justice and Equality, with co-funding from Crosscare.

Governance

Crosscare views its governance structure to be of utmost importance to enable it to deliver its services effectively in a manner that holds it accountable to all interested parties including its service users, funders, staff and volunteers.  We aim to comply with best practice in relation to corporate governance requirements, using the guidance set out in the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice as the minimum standard to apply.

Please visit the Crosscare website for information on our governance structure including the members of the Crosscare Council (our board), an operational management overview (with our director’s and senior staff details), to download our constitution and to view the organisation’s annual audited accounts: http://crosscare.ie/index.php/about-us/corporate-governance

Crosscare is a registered charity – registered charity number CHY6262

Crosscare’s lobbying returns are available at http://www.lobbying.ie

Read the Crosscare Child Safeguarding Statement March 2018