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

Each year we speak up for and support more than 20,000 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.

Operating since 1978, we believe another chance can change lives.

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Mental Health/Suicide

  • Dual Diagnosis Street Team (DDST)

    Based in Belfast, the Dual Diagnosis Street Team supports individuals around drug, alcohol and mental ill-health issues while working to secure accommodation. Read more

Housing/Homelessness

  • Dual Diagnosis Street Team (DDST)

    Based in Belfast, the Dual Diagnosis Street Team supports individuals around drug, alcohol and mental ill-health issues while working to secure accommodation. Read more

Alcohol/Drugs

  • BDACT Connections

    BDACT Connections works with other stakeholder organisations and partnerships in the area to develop and deliver drug and/or alcohol related projects, events and initiatives Read more