Extern is the leading social justice charity on the island of Ireland

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.

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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

  • YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SERVICE (YES)

    YES projects offer a safe, social environment for young people aged 11-25 to explore, learn and develop their emotional well-being Read more

Housing/Homelessness

  • FLOATING SUPPORT

    Extern's Floating Support team delivers a service to medium to high risk ex-offenders supporting them to make the transition from prison to the community. Read more

Alcohol/Drugs