Aims & Objectives

CISC main objectives are;

  • To provide support to newly arrived immigrants and more long term immigrants to acquire knowledge and engage with local services and institutions through a targeted Drop-in support and outreach service
  • To support immigrant children and adults to participate in education projects to support their integration and to prevent underachievement and early school leaving
  • Build the capacity of immigrants to participate in community activities and integrate into community life, cutting down isolation by supporting and organizing events and organizing training ie media, funding and specific events
  • Liaise and work in collaboration and cooperation with other agencies and groups to address the needs of immigrants, also share experience and good practice in relation to addressing the needs of immigrant through transfer of learning
  • Provide training to immigrants to assist in civic orientation. Using relevant material, immigrants will be assisted in increasing their knowledge and understanding of local system/ structures, norms and values of Irish life
  • Network with other relevant agencies / service providers, sharing best practice and contribute to policy development
  • CISC coordinates and runs a Homework Club for teenagers in Ennis three times a week term time in collaboration with Clarecare resourced by Clare Local Development Company; A homework Club in Kilrush

Clare lmmigrant Support Centre (CISC) provides a range of services to asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants living and working in Co. Clare with a focus on health and well-being. CISC provides the following services:. Drop-in service providing information, advocacy, advice, referral and personal support to individuals and families. Family Support Work providing advocacy and one to one support. School Placement and support. Homework Club for second level students. Liaison, Advocacy and Community Development work with local agencies. Training for immigrants and service providers on topics such as employment rights and entitlements, immigration anise and participate in cultural, social and commemorative events in the community.

Rethink Ireland
Departemt of Justice and Equality
Amif
Government of Ireland
Government of Ireland
European Union AMIF
Tusla
Departemt of Justice and Equality
The Dormant Accounts Fund
Clare County Council
This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014 - 2020 and is supported by the Department of Justice and Equality.
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