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This Christmas time a lot of people – pregnant and otherwise – will be going through difficult situations. There are organisations that specifically support pregnant women and babies: check out our resources page for practical assistance. Struggles to do with pregnancy aren’t the only struggles that people have though, and we think it’s worth highlighting some of the organisations which do good work in other areas: not least because they can be supported by people regardless of their position on abortion, and the work they do often directly or indirectly helps build up a society that better values life.

In that spirit are some helpful organisations which you can contact this holiday season if you or anyone you know needs support: or which you can consider supporting yourself. 


The Samaritans provide someone to talk to day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, or who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Free phone: 116 123


ALONE is a charity that supports older people.

0818 222 024


Focus Ireland

Focus Ireland are a charity which supports families and individuals at risk or affected by homelessness

Check out their “I need help” page:

Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP)

SVP work for social justice and the creation of a more just, caring nation. Through their wide range of services they provide practical support to people in need. Find your local office details here.


Providing advice and support to those who may have housing problems, especially people renting accomodation. 

If you require Emergency Accommodation: Freephone 1800 707 707 (Monday to Sunday 10.00am – 10.00pm)

If you are renting and worried about losing your home: Freephone: 1800 454 454 (Monday to Friday 9.00am-9.00pm)