Aislinn is a registered non-profit making organisation. The Aislinn Centre is a twelve-bedded drug free residential centre for male and female adolescents (15-21 yrs) and is the first of its kind for this age group in Ireland.
The Aislinn centre is situated on a twelve acre site on the banks of the river Nore in Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny. Aislinn is a subsidiary of Aiseiri Cahir which was set up in 1983 for the treatment of Adult Addiction. Aislinn was set up in October 1998 to respond to the growing demand for treatment for young adolescents.
The word “Aislinn” is an old Irish word for “vision” and “dream”. It is our intent to help adolescents re-discover their dream for the future, which they have lost while coping with the sever consequences of chemical abuse. Our mission statement and objectives reflect a holistic approach. Therefore, there a strong family involvement in the programme. Chemical abuse affects the whole family leading to confusion, self blame, and paralysis due to fear.
Aislinn is a Registered Charity Non-Profit Making Organisation Governed by Trustees and a Board of Management.