The Annual Crosscare collection

Published on September 16, 2020

 

 

The Annual Crosscare collection will be taken up this weekend September 19th/20th.

As you will appreciate Crosscare need our support now more than ever before to help those most in need in our communities at this time of crisis.

 

Homeless Services

Crosscare’s Homeless Services including their residential facility for young people are open and operating normally and in line with HSE guidelines.  We are working closely with the HSE, DRHE, Tusla and other government bodies, local authorities and colleagues in other similar organisations to ensure that their service users’ needs are supported and our people are kept safe.

Crosscare opened a new inner city 100 bed cocooning services for people who are homeless to keep them safe from the virus.

Food Services

Crosscare’s Food Banks remain open to support those most in need at this difficult time and they have made changes at a local level to ensure that the health of all involved is safeguarded.

Close to 7,000 emergency food parcels have been delivered to vulnerable individuals and families as a crisis response since the pandemic began.

Their Community Cafes remain open providing takeaway services to protect the health of their teams and customers.

The Crosscare Carecall team are operating a normal service making calls daily to all our clients.

 

Youth Services

Youth services had to close initially and staff were redeployed to help keep the essential food and residential services running. Services are now open with a greater emphasis on on line and telephone work and working more intensely with smaller numbers of particularly vulnerable young people.

Their Drugs and Alcohol Programme team are carrying out online sessions with their clients.

Crosscare Voluntary Clubs team continue to link in with and support their volunteers by phone and other web-based technologies.

 

Please support this important work if you can by taking an envelope from the back of the Church or donating on-line at www.crosscare.ie