Extern has announced the launch of an innovative new project, part of Belfast City Council’s PEACE IV programme, aimed at tackling issues surrounding sectarianism and hate crime among young people in Belfast Read more
When things go wrong at home, or in care, it can be children who feel the brunt. That’s where Extern's Roscor Youth Village comes in. And it's also where you can help us make a difference.
For 21 years, Roscor, has been a haven of hope & escape for over 40,000 children & young people from across the island of Ireland who face challenges in their daily lives. Please help us make Roscor fit-for-purpose for another 21 years, ensuring children can continue to receive its life-changing support Read more
In Extern we transform lives because we believe another chance can change a life. We never walk away. We never judge.
Please support our Roscor campaign and help us change young lives
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There are many reasons why Extern is needed. Here are a few...
Children in NI needed protection from abuse in 2017. (They are the ones we know about).
At the end of 2017, there were 6,987 children living in care in ROI.
12,000 NI households accepted as homeless during 2017.
The Intensive Support Fostering scheme has been operational since October 2007. It is a specialist fostering scheme for young people aged 10–18 who present with highly complex needs and challenging behaviour Read more
The Ormeau Centre offers support 24 hours a day to men and women experiencing homelessness, with specialist provision for injecting drug users. Read more
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