Crosscare is the social care services provider in Dublin, run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. It was founded in 1941 (as the Catholic Social Service Conference) it initially provide Meals on Wheels services. Its offices are based on the grounds of Clonliffe College and would employ about 200 staff, as well as having many more volunteers contributing to it. It is funded in part by a grant from the Irish Government however most of its funding comes from contributions the public. Crosscare's services include providing homeless shelters an support, Food provision, Youth services including residential accommodation, Drugs awareness and counselling as well as a number of Community services. It also runs programmes for the Elderly and their Carers and for members of the Travelling community.
In recent years Crosscare via Emigrant Advice has provided help and assistance to migrants moving to Ireland. They produce a free book in an number of languages such as (English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Portuguese) called Living in Ireland to help with people moving to and integrating into Ireland. They also produce an monthly newsletter called Emigration News. Crosscare also provides information and services to people moving from Ireland to other countries.
Crosscare as part of its work lobbies government of issues it is concerned about and on behalf of those who use its services.
It produces reports and compiles statistics on the sectors in which it provides services.
- Archbishop Martin launches 70th Crosscare Annual Appeal Irish Catholic Bishops Conference, 16 September 2011.
- Overview Crosscare
- Living in Ireland