What We Do

Extern is the trusted, forward-looking charity that changes people’s lives by meeting them at their point of need. We bring solutions and deliver quality services, reconnecting people with society, building better communities for us all.

Extern believes that people should be able to find stability to change their lives and contribute to the community in which they live. We address homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitate offenders to build safer communities. We intervene with adults, vulnerable young people and their families to improve their lives.

Across all of our work in supporting children, young people and their families, people who are homeless and in building safer communities, Extern works in a way which is:

  • Life-changing
  • Forward-looking
  • Trustworthy
  • Delivers quality
  • Brings solutions

Through 30 years of enterprise, innovation and experience we have developed services that help ensure that families and children stay together, people have somewhere to live, offending is reduced and that we can all live in a safe, fair and inclusive society.

We work across Northern Ireland and Ireland, employing over 450 staff and reach over 15,000 people every year at our 40 bases across the island. We work with people because the risk is worth taking and because we believe that everyone can make a positive contribution to society.
Extern’s work delivers:

  • Outreach and accommodation for people who homeless
  • Resettling, monitoring and supervision of people who have offended
  • Early intervention and prevention work with children, young people and their families
  • Learning and skills for those who are homeless and who are excluded
Extern in Northern Ireland
Registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC105869
Company Registration No: NI 16083
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern in the Republic of Ireland
Company Registration No: 383201
Registered Charity Number: 20055318
Tel: +353 (0) 1 563 9402
Extern Group
Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC103226
Company No. NI 618684
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern Supporting Communities
Company No. NI 637561
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333