Samaritans of Drogheda & North East - What we do
Samaritans of Drogheda & North East provides emotional support services to anybody who contacts us.
We also provide outreach services in the counties of:
Most of our volunteers come from these areas and it's the people of the townlands, villages and towns of these counties that support us financially in providing the services we offer.
Our phone number for general enquiries, office administration, outreach & volunteering is 041 98 43 844. For emotional support, please use Freephone 116 123.
Samaritans of Drogheda & North East - About us
The branch was founded in 1996 and was originally based in the "The Stables" which are the old stables of the Augustinian Church in Shop Street, Drogheda. Our new home, 3, Leland Place, Stockwell Street, in Drogheda was opened on the 2nd of March, 1998 and in May 2004 we took over number 2, the house next door, for use as a training and meeting centre.
The current director of Drogheda & North East Samaritans is Marie McCormack, who has been with the branch since 2008.
Samaritans of Drogheda & North East - How we help
In 2013, the branch responded to a total of 11,928 contacts:
- 8,125 phone calls
- 1,816 emails
- 1,906 texts
- 81 in person
In 2014, we saw an increase in calls since the introduction of the new 116 123 freecall phone number. Throughout 2014 we responded to a total of 14,761 contacts.
- 11,738 phone calls
- 1,504 emails
- 1,430 texts
- 89 in person
As you can see, the number of emails and texts has fallen and the number of phone calls has risen.
Volunteering in Drogheda and North East Branch.
The Drogheda & North East branch of Samaritans is run entirely by volunteers. We offer our volunteers comprehensive training and continued mentorship in the Drogheda centre. We look for new volunteers in the Spring and Autumn and let people know by features in local papers, radio and television.
If you would like more information or to become a volunteer, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us anytime by filling in the volunteer form.
You can read about our outreach work in the Drogheda & North East branch here.