Since Don Bosco Teenage Care was founded in 1978, we have been gone about the business of helping young people in Dublin with little fanfare. Don’t confuse an absence of fanfare for a lack of legitimacy. The very nature of our work with teenagers makes promotion and publicity difficult.
We are a registered charity with the Department of Revenue. Our operations are subject to frequent checks from the Health Services Executive (HSE), checks which we perpetually live up to and surpass. The work is spearheaded by the tireless Father Val Collier who operates on behalf of board made up of some or the city’s most prominent businesspeople and philanthropists. Grand Slam winning captain, Brian O’Driscoll is the patron of our charity and like the man himself, we would like to think we go about our business with an understated determination.
Privacy is a key component to the success of the Don Bosco Teenage Care, so although you won’t hear us on the radio, read about us in the newspaper or get pestered by our people as you walk down the street, our bricks, mortar and workers are sprinkled around the city and we are doing good work for deprived teenagers.