Breaking Through CLG, a national organisation was established in 2000. We are a registered charity CHY No : 13601. We are also registered with the Charity Regulatory Authority Reg No: 20042844

Breaking Through CLG under The Scheme To Support National Organisations is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural and Community Development.

We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors with three staff members.


The main focus of Breaking Through’s work is to develop and coordinate the Irish Aftercare Network. This we do by supporting people working with young people leaving the care system. Aftercare is a term used to describe the planning and support put in place to meet the needs of a young person who is leaving statutory care at age 18 years. Currently there are approximately 6000 young people in care in Ireland who in the next number of years will be care leavers.

Membership of the network is free. If you would like to become a member please complete the form found here:
Irish Aftercare Membership Form


Breaking Through also co-ordinates and manages Suicide Intervention Skills Training such as safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) on behalf of HSE for those who live or work in the CHO 07 Area, Kildare/West Wicklow, Dublin West and Dublin South City and CHO 06 Area of Dublin South East, Dublin South and East Wicklow. www.nosp.ie/training


For further information please contact the national office:


We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.

Good Governance Awards Shortlist 2020

Breaking Through are delighted to be shortlisted for a Good Governance Award for the second year in a row.