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No.4 Youth Service

No. 4 Youth Service

Who We Are

Formerly Galway Diocesan Youth Services (GDYS) – No. 4 Youth Service was founded in the early 1980’s in response to the needs of young people at that time. While the organisation has adapted to the needs of the community in the intervening years, it continues to remain true to its mission of:

‘Assisting Young People at Challenging Times’.

No 4 Youth Service aims to enhance the quality of young people’s lives by providing an effective and holistic response to a wide variety of issues pertaining to young people aged 13 – 25 years.

What We Do

‘No. 4 Youth Service’ provides a wide range of supports for young people aged 13 – 25 years, all of which are based on a youth work approach, ensuring that young people aid their own personal development.

We aim to improve the health and well- being of young people through implementing programmes and activities that have an emphasis on intervention and prevention in a range of areas including, education, physical and mental health, homelessness and employability.

How We Do It

The ‘No 4 Youth Service’ provides information and practical support on a wide range of issues relevant to young people. Supports include but are not limited to – Sourcing or helping the young person to sustain their accommodation – Assisting young people to make informed decisions and develop their skills to enter education, training or employment and working towards achieving their individual goals. – Emotional support is provided by having a safe place where young people can talk to youth workers in a friendly and social environment. – Non – structured activities are available and can include baking, cooking, arts and crafts, health promotion activities and campaigns. – Access to computers/internet, daily meals and shower and laundry facilities are available. – A qualified team of counsellors provide counselling to young people aged 15 – 25 years. – Young people that find themselves out of school or at great risk of leaving school can avail of educational support in some curricular subjects.

Who We Serve

Target Group Support is provided for young people aged 13-25 that are in need or at risk due to their personal circumstances and can include;

  • Young people from ethnic or religious minorities
  • Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • Young people with mental health issues
  • LGBT young people • Young people in conflict with the law;
  • Young people not in employment, education or training (NEET);
  • Young parents
  • Young people in care
  • Young people in direct provision
  • Young people that are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Early school leavers and those at risk of leaving education programmes or facilities
  • Young people that have limited or no family support

Quick Reference

No. 4 Youth Service
No. 4 Augustine Street,
Galway City
Is a Referral Required? No



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No4 Youth Service is open and here to help From 29th June 2020

To keep everybody safe we have had to change how we deliver our service.
Attending No.4 Youth Service
Young people are welcome to attend No.4 Youth Service with a few

  • Attendance is by appointment only. Please call or email us and an
    appointment time will be given. Tel. 091 568483 email
  • Prior to entering the building, all staff, visitors and young people will be required to undergo a basic health screening.

If it is not possible to attend the Service for whatever reason, staff members can still be contacted:

Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm on 091 568483

and will discuss with you how support can be offered.

We look forward to connecting with you!
From No.4 Youth Service team

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