KASI - KIllarney Immigrant Support Centre

KASI (Killarney Immigrant Support Centre) is an NGO based in Killarney, Co. Kerry providing support services to Asylum Seekers, Refugees and other Migrants in Killarney and the greater Killarney area.

Our Mission Statement

‘To support asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and their families; and to facilitate their integration into the community’.

Support Services and Activities

  • Drop-in service (open 4 days a week)
  • Free Information
  • Help with filling in forms
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach work to DP Centres in Killarney
  • Awareness raising in schools and local community
  • English classes
  • Homework support
  • Information sessions on certain topics
  • Training and workshops
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Various activities for Asylum Seeker children in DP
  • Intercultural events

KASI is also running an outreach service in Drishane Direct Provision Centre in Millstreet, Co. Cork, supporting families and individuals in the hostel.  The project is funded by HSE – South.

OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To provide a multi functional space for drop-ins, meetings, coordination, training and intercultural events
  • To provide information relevant to the needs of the service users
  • To plan and implement various activities to include education, language support, health, social and intercultural events
  • To provide support to families in direct provisions
  • To undertake awareness raising work in the local community on asylum seeker and general immigration issues; and engage in advocacy work
  • To liaise with local agencies, through referrals, joints initiatives and enhance service provision
  • Network with other relevant agencies / service providers, sharing best practice and contribute to policy development.
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New and exciting addition to our KASI Community Garden - a chicken coop, plus of course, chickens on the way sometime soon 😀 Thanks to KCC for the support under the Community Support Fund 2020... Roll on summer 😎 ... See MoreSee Less

New and exciting addition to our KASI Community Garden - a chicken coop, plus of course, chickens on the way sometime soon 😀 Thanks to KCC for the support under the Community Support Fund 2020... Roll on summer 😎

Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman moved everyone with her poem "The Hill We Climb" during today's US Presidential inauguration. Here is an excerpt:

"We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be—a country that is bruised, but whole, benevolent, but bold, fierce, and free. We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we know our inaction and inertia will be the inheritance of the next generation. Our blunders become their burdens. But one thing is certain, if we merge mercy with might and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change our children’s birthright."
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This project is co-funded by

European Union - Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
Department of Justice and Equality
Health Service Executive
Department of Rural and Community Development
Pobal - Government supporting communities
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

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