Mission StatementOur purpose is to provide quality treatment for persons between the ages of 15 and 21 years who have suffered physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually as a result of drugs and alcohol abuse.
We also assist families by offering an Addiction Awareness Programme in our Croí Nua setting. Our mission statement is supported by our Core Values, which are: respect, uniqueness of the individual, teamwork, quality of service and accountability.
Our mission statement and objectives reflect a holistic approach. There is a strong family involvement in the programme. Substance abuse affects the whole family leading to confusion, self blame and paralysis due to fear. The short residential programme offers ‘time out’ to the adolescent away from family, using-peers and the pressure of the drug world. It is also a time of respite for the family, where both parties in the absence of fear and immediate trouble can stop and reflect on the reality of their situations.
What we doTreatment at Aislinn is carried out by a skilled professional team which respects dignity while fostering self-worth and supporting the emotional, mental, social, recreational and spiritual
development of each individual. As a non-profit-making organisation our success will be demonstrated through continuing care, financial integrity and community well-being.
The word “Aislinn” is an old Irish word for “Vision” and “Dream”. It is our intent to help the adolescents re-discover their dream for the future which they may have lost while coping with the
severe consequence of chemical abuse. Family involvement is a key element in the programme.
AftercareAislinn is aware of the difficulties facing a young person and their family when they leave the security of the Centre. Fear and mistrust causes anxiety for both the family and client, therefore we offer continued support with Aislinn one night weekly to develop and build relationships.
Our Continuum of Care Programme groups meet once weekly.
All aftercare groups are facilitated by trained facilitators. The facilitators are supervised on an ongoing basis by the Aislinn Aftercare Co-ordinator. They also attend one organised group supervision session once a month facilitated by an outside supervisor contracted to the Aislinn Centre.