We are a youth organisation that since 1986 has focused on marginalised disadvantaged youth (10 – 20+ years) at risk from drugs, alcohol, smoking, bad relationships, sectarianism, sectarian violence, anti-social behaviour, dysfunctional family life and associated poor mental health.
At present we have a small full time staff team supported by about 12 volunteers. We are a charitable company limited by guarantee and our Board of Directors is made up of local business people, teachers, housewives and retired citizens.
- To address the immediate needs of local youth, focusing on anti-social behaviours.
- To involve youth in community relations and cross community/cross border projects.
- To address issues relevant to the political and racial polarisation of the town.
- To target organisations within the community, which influence youth, to get involved with us in building lasting peace in Lurgan through cross community and community relations work.
Services provided: Drop in facilities Monday to Friday 3.30pm - 5pm; Monday Just Cook It Programme 6pm-8pm; Tuesday& 6pm-8pm Drop-in; Wednesday 6pm-8pm Project Catwalk; Thursday 6pm-8pm Dance Programme; Friday 6pm-9pm street work or Friday Night Alternative.
NICVA Associate Members are non-Voluntary and Community Sector organsiations or individuals.