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.


Please help us change more lives


We have lots of fun ideas to help you fundraise. Please get in touch.

Young People/Families

  • Janus Justice

    Janus Justice provides an intensive individualised programme to improve relationships for young people within the home and the wider community Read more



  • Ormeau Homeless Centre

    Extern homeless shelter in Belfast providing temporary accommodation and support to men and women Read more