The aim of BreakOut is to ‘work for an Ireland where LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) young people are empowered to embrace their development and growth confidently and to participate as agents of positive social change in their own environment’.
To enable this to happen BreakOut provides safe, appropriate and fun youth work services to LBGT young people in Donegal (16-23) which:
Through our countrywide youth service we work to promote services to LGBT young people throughout Donegal.
Issues continuing to affect LGBT Young people which are dealt with in the project are:
BreakOut operates with a countrywide steering group consisting of personnel from the HSE, Gardai, Youth Reach, Donegal Youth Service, Donegal Youth Council, Letterkenny Youth and Family Service, ETB Youth Officer, Inishowen Development Partnership, Pobail Le Cheile, Family Resource Centres and Belong to. The project has been in operation since April 2009 and has a 10 hour per week dedicated worker.
For more information you can check out their own Facebook page here: BreakOUT Donegal or call Donegal Youth Service on (074) 91 29630, or call or text Sinéad Murray on 086 124 7968 if you have any queries.