We believe another chance can change a life

Each year we speak up for and support more than 19,500 children, young people, individuals and families. 

We also support, house, and advise people who are homeless or facing homelessness, refugees, the Traveller community, people living with an offending past, those living with the impact of suicide and those dealing with mental health and drug and alcohol issues, to change their lives.

Donate

Please support our Roscor campaign and help us change young lives

Fundraise

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Volunteer

Volunteer with Extern today. Help change a life tomorrow.

There are many reasons why Extern is needed. Here are a few...

305


305 people died by suicide in Northern Ireland in 2018

6,072



At the end of 2018, there were 6,072 children living in care in ROI. 

19,378



19,378 households were on the waiting list and classified as homeless.

Young People/Families

  • PATHWAYS PROJECT

    Pathways is a Belfast-based alternative education programme for young people at risk of being excluded from mainstream education and possibly of offending, or entering into care or custody. Read more

Housing/Homelessness

  • ORMEAU CENTRE

    Based in Belfast, the Ormeau Centre Homeless Shelter offers support 24 hours a day to men and women experiencing homelessness, with specialist provision for injecting drug users. Read more

Alcohol/Drugs

  • STREET INJECTORS SUPPORT SERVICE (SISS)

    The Street Injectors Support Service (SISS) uses experienced staff to assertively engage with street injectors in Belfast and to collect and dispose of inappropriately discarded injecting equipment. Read more