30 September 2016

SUPPORT GROUPS AND SOCIAL SERVICES INCLUDING PRAYER & PARISH GROUPS

ABUSE

The Arches     Service for survivors of abuse and neglect                                        1800234113

Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service (ODVSS)   Information support

advocacy and court accompaniment Mon-Fri 10am-2pm and 2pm-4pm                0579351886

Rape Crisis Centre Tullamore counselling service Mon-Fri 9.30-2.30 p.m.              1800323232

Towards Peace    service for those who have experienced sexual, physical,
emotional or spiritual abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland    015053028/0867710533
AMEN             Male victims of domestic violence                                                     04690223718

MOVE                         (Midland) A group programme for men who are violent/abusive 
toward their partner                                                          0906472174/0861721564

ADDICTION

ALATEEN       Health Centre Thursdays 8pm. Helpline Mon-Fri 10.30-2.30pm       018732699

AA                   Meet old Tanyard Mon Wed Thur Sat 8.15pm Tues /Wed l-2pm
                        Sun 12-lpm                                                       018420700 or 1890412412 after 5

Al-Anon           Health Centre Thursdays 8pm.                                                          018732699

Alcohol Treatment Centre Portlaoise 0578692516 Tullamore 0579315801 Mon-Fri 9-5pm
Ring secretary and will arrange group or one to one in Tullamore.

Ana Liffey Drug Project Midlands                                                                              1800786828

Drug Addiction Offaly/Laois                                                                                       0578692516
Drug addiction unit Mountmellick Rd, Portlaoise Outreach counsellors in Tullamore.

Gamblers Anonymous            018721133 Mon-Fri 9.45-11.45. At other times contact no of
person to ring in the evening. Will give appointment for nearest meeting Loughloe House
Coosan, Athlone 9pm Mondays.

Residential Treatment Centres Ais Eiri Co Tipperary 0527441166 Aishling Ballraggart
Co Kilkenny 0568833777. (15 years upwards Referral from G.P. necessarary)

BEREAVEMENT

Tullamore Bereavement Support Service One to one listening support for those who have
lost a loved one, also counsellors to support those with other life difficulties.
For Appointment 0579326604

Rainbows for children who have lost a parent through death or separation 0871039292

Midlands Living Links Support for those bereaved by suicide                             0861600641

Suicide Bereavement Liaison Support Service (Midlands) provides support guidance and
practical help following a suicide.                                                                              0864180088

Console Helpline                                                                                                         18002011890

1 Life               Suicide Helpline                                                                                  1800247100

Anam Cara     Parental and Sibling bereavement support                                    014045378

ISANDS                                                                                                                            018224688

Miscarraige Association                                                                                              018735702

Midland Support Service Tullamore Hospital                                                         0579321501

FAMILY

ACCORD Marriage/ Relationship counselling Pre-marriage courses Mon-Fri 9.30-1.30
0579341831 www.accord.ie

Aim Family Mediation Service Portlaoise 0578695730 Tues Wed Thur 9-lpm 2-5pm
Athlone 0906420970 Mon Tues 9-lpm 2-5pm Wed 9-12.30pm

Barnardos       Family Support                                                                                   0579326803

Family Resource Centres                                   Tullamore  0579320598 Clara 0579331926

One Family Support                                                                                                   1890662212

Gay Switchboard        Parent support                                                                        018721055

Childline 24 hour service                                                                                            1800666666

Parentline   Mon -Thur 10am- 9.30pm Fri 10am-4.30p.m                                     1890927277

HOMELESS

Tullamore Housing Association                                                                                  0579351485

Tullamore U.D.C.                                                                                                            0579352470

Simon Community Midlands (has emergency housing in Tullamore)                 0906444641

ArdAoibhinn Mountbolus Tullamore                                                                          0579354867

Focus Ireland                                                                                                                   016712555

HEALTH

Alzheimer’s Society Carers meeting last Monday of the month                            0579328244

Dementia specific Saturday Day Care Service Riada House 10am-4pm           0863811849

Brainwaves Epilepsy Association Mon-Fri 10am-4pm                                           0579346790

Carers Association                                                                              18009240724  0579322920

Coeliac Support Group                                                                                                  0579343940

Council for the Blind                                                                                                       0579346258

Diabetes Association (Offaly). Meetings 1st Monday of month Bridge House. 

For information phone after 6pm                                                                                  0579321211

Dochas Cancer information and support Mon-Fri 10am-2pm Offaly St Tullamore 0579328268

ISARC (Sarcoidosis Support Group Health Centre 1st wed of month 7.30pm       0870648070
www.isarc.ie

LOFFA (Laois Offaly families for Autism) Contact Niamh Farrell Secretary            0860443544
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M.S. Offaly helpline 1850233233 or Austin 0863760257, Marie 0876703427

National Association for the Deaf                                                                                  0579351606

ODAS.            Support for people with disability  www.odas.ie                                0579352204

People with Intellectual Disability                                                            0579343584/0579341032

Stammering Support. Adult self help group 1st Thur of month Bridge house 8pm 018724405
www.stammeringireland.ie

BRI                  (acquired brain injury) Advocacy and support www.briireland.ie       012355501

Health Promotion Unit HSE Block Business Clonminch Tullamore                          0579357800

MENTAL HEALTH

APSI Offaly Health Centre Tullamore. Access to Psychological Services Ireland 0579359812
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AWARE Monday 8pm Burgh Quay                                       1890303302 or 0877758336 after 6pm
1st Monday of month meeting for relatives.

GROW Thur 3pm Bolger House Patrick St Tullamore, Young Adult Group Mon 7.30pm 0579351124

JIGSAW Offaly Free and confidential support service for young people 12-25 located at 1 Cormac St
Tullamore Open 9-5pm Mon-Fri 0579352871    email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Headstrong                                                                                                                                014727010

SHINE Supporting people affected by mental health                               0579323111/0868525281
Helpline 1890621631

SOSAD Free counselling service 24 hour phone line for people with depression     0579346704

Suicide Prevention Resource Service                                                         0579357807/0868157320

Samaritians     24 hours                                                                                                          1850609090

Pieta House    (prevention of suicide)                                                                 016010000/06184444

Teenline          7 nights a week 8pm-midnight                                                                     1800833634

OTHER SERVICES (LOCAL)

Carers Association                                                                                                                  0579322920

Centre for Independent Living                                                                                               0579322832

Citizens Information Centre                LoCall 1890777121                                               0579352204

St Vincent de Paul                                                                                                                    0579322072

Meals on Wheels                                           Contact Pat Ward                                           0579352602

MABS (Money advice and budgeting service) free confidential debt advice               0579323211

Law Centre                                                     Mon-Fri 9-30-5.30                                          0579351177

Adult Education Guidance Service                                                                                       0579327104

Adult Learning Centre                                                                                                             0579352280

Junior Chamber 2nd Wed of month Bridge house 8.30pm                                              0870535077

Le Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group 3rd Thur 8pm Health Centre           0579355061

READY Monthly meeting and outings   For Further information contact                       0579341235

Stop Smoking Clinic Thur 9.30- 1pm General Hospital Tullamore    For app              0579358944

TARA Tullamore Active Retirement Parish Centre Thursday 3-5pm.
Contact: Mary 9341869/Peter 0851524384

Tullamore Contact Service ( A telephone befriending service)               0858670082/0858670089

NATIONAL

BeLongTo                   www.belongto.org                                                                              016706223

Bodywhys                   Eating Disorders Association                                1890200444    012834963

Cura                            (Crisis Pregnancy)                                                                             1850622626

Cystic Fibroses           This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                                                      1890311211    014962433

Farm and Rural Stress Helpline                                                                                            1800742645

Garda Confidential Line                                                                                                         1800666111

LGBT                          Helpline                                                                                                 1890929539

Missing Person        Helpline                                                                                                  1890442552

PRAYER AND PARISH GROUPS

ADORERS "Could you watch for one hour with Me" now would be good                     0579321232

Alpha                         Contact Parish Centre for adult groups                                             0579321587

Alpha Youth              Contact Annette                                                                                     0860583809

Divine Mercy              Meets every morning after 10.00 a.m. Mass in the Day Chapel

Knights of Columbanus. Order of catholic laymen dedicated to the service of Christ 016761835

Legion of Mary            Lay catholics giving voluntary service to the church

Meditation                   Mondays 7-8pm in the Marian Hostel High St

Mothers Prayers         2nd Friday of month in the Day Chapel after 10.00 a.m. Mass

United Hearts of Jesus and Mary Monthly devotions to the united hearts of Jesus and Mary
1st Fri of month in Parish Centre 6.15pm