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Kildare Outreach Services
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Outreach Work was first developed in the USA as a response to the problems of street gangs in the late 1950's.

It was started in Ireland in the 1970's by a staff member of the Anna Liffey Drugs Project to befriend drug users on O' Connell Street. The Eastern Health Board (E.R.H.A) commenced outreach in 1988 in the HIV / AIDS Service operating from Baggot Street Clinic which was known then as the AIDS Resource Centre.

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Later as the Drug epidemic spread and the problems with drug users not availing of services became apparent, it was decided to target this group.

The role of the Outreach is:

  • to promote awareness of HIV / AIDS, Drugs and Sexual Health through education and information.
  • to support local communities and individuals who are not currently in contact with services.
  • to advocate on behalf of identified target groups.
  • to link people into treatment centres for Heroin detoxification and maintenance.
  • to provide a wide variety of detoxification options as alternatives to methadone

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