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Mission Statement
Saol is a community project focused on improving the lives of women affected by addiction and poverty

Vision Statement
Saol is working towards transforming the way in which Ireland responds to addiction and poverty.

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Saol News 2013

Christmas Carols with Diva Voces - FundraiserforSAOL »

Christmas Carols with Diva Voces - FundraiserforSAOL Huge thanks the Diva Voces for naming SAOL as the beneficiaries of the collection at their Christmas Carols Concert in St Audeon's Church on Saturday 14th December 2013. Just over €900 was raised, so SAOL will now be able to purchase a new cooker and microwave to up-date our aging kitchen! Many thanks and Happy Christmas to Diva Voces from everyone at SAOL.

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Mindfulness Group Graduation »

Mindfulness Group Graduation Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBPR) is an 8 week course for people in recovery from addiction and is designed as an aftercare programme to help prevent future relapse.

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November 2013: Reduce the Use 2 Graduation at Open Heart »

November 2013: Reduce the Use 2 Graduation at Open Heart SAOL has been delivering Reduce the Use 2 with Open Heart in the lovely Open Heart premises in St. Mary's Place. The programme culminated on Wednesday 6th November with a graduation ceremony...

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Halloween 2013 »

Halloween 2013 Our annual Halloween bash...be afraid!

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October 17 | UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty »

October 17 | UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty SAOL joined with ATD Fourth World in their celebration and protest regarding world poverty

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October 16th 2013 | Happy 18th Birthday, SAOL »

October 16th 2013 | Happy 18th Birthday, SAOL Thanks to all our friends and colleagues who came out in the pouring rain to celebrate our 18th birthday with us. Pictures of a fun filled day can be found by clicking further...

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Oct 2013 | A Night For Saol »

Oct 2013 | A Night For Saol For its eighteenth birthday, four of Ireland’s finest writers read pieces from their work in the Peacock Theatre on Monday October 21st. The evening featured Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright, Paula Meehan and Colm Tóibín and was hosted by Theo Dorgan. This event raised badly needed funds for the Project - to the tune of almost €3000.

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Oct 2013 | Saol Open Day »

Oct 2013 | Saol Open Day Date for your diary - Celebrating our 18th birthday - SAOL is opening its doors to - everyone! Our open day is 16th October 2013.

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Sept 2013 | Abbey Theatre Inner City Assemby »

Sept 2013 | Abbey Theatre Inner City Assemby The Abbey Theatre hosted the Inner city on 12th September 2013 for an inspirational afternoon of discussion, debate, drama and song.

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Sept 2013 | Good bye to Lacey »

Sept 2013 | Good bye to Lacey Continuing the proud tradition of American Intern's baking SAOL inspired cakes, Lacey Scott finishes her placement with us and heads off home to Colorado.

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SAOL at the RADE 1913 play, '100 Years Ago' »

SAOL at the RADE 1913 play, '100 Years Ago' Congratulations to RADE on an excellent production, "100 Years Ago" - which was attended by a gang of the SAOL sisters who enjoyed it immensely. Bravo!

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Aug 2013 | American Saol Pie »

Aug 2013 | American Saol Pie Our thanks to Kelsey Munger-Elofson, our multi-talented intern from Connecticut, USA. Kelsey flies home on Saturday, and while we wish her well, we will miss her (pies) very much!!

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Jul 2013 | Wordplay: SAOL and the Abbey »

Jul 2013 | Wordplay: SAOL and the Abbey The SAOL Sisters, trained by the Abbey, are taking part in the Wordplay Tour over the coming weeks.

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Aug 2013 | Mindfulness with SAOL and SNUG »

Aug 2013 | Mindfulness with SAOL and SNUG The SAOL Project and the Snug Counselling service are coming together in Partnership for the first time to offer Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

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Mar 2013 | Hope For The Future »

Mar 2013 | Hope For The Future The recording of the song 'Hope for the Future' was recorded for posterity by Frances. View the full news item to hear it.

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Feb 2013 | 7 Visits Home »

Feb 2013 | 7 Visits Home Congratulations to the Family Support Network on the success of their 'Annual Service of Commemoration and Hope' on 1st February in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. One of our participants read her own poem, '7 Visits Home'

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Jun 2013 | Street Feast »

Jun 2013 | Street Feast As a celebration of all the work going on in the community, NEC Farmers' Hill community garden, SAOL and ICON got together to particpate in the Street Feast movement (you can find out more at http://streetfeast.ie/).

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Jun 2013 | Graduation »

Jun 2013 | Graduation Congratulations to the lads, Mark, Kenneth and Carl who graduated in the first 'Men Only' Reduce the Use group in the Thompson Centre. Great collaboration between SAOL and Thompson Centre and thanks to Christina for making it happen.

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May 2013 | Aunt Aggie »

May 2013 | Aunt Aggie Family members' are always welcome in SAOL - and so we were particularly happy to meet Rachel's great-aunt, Aggie, who came to meet us earlier this week.

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May 2013 | Goodbyes »

May 2013 | Goodbyes Aoife, Karen, Grainne and Mary came as student placements and left as friends. Many thanks for all your help and good work - and every best wish for the remainder of your studies.

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May 2013 | Summer Tree »

May 2013 | Summer Tree Great work taking place in the CE classroom, as the group decided to bring Summer to our Tree.

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Apr 2013 | Goodbyes »

Apr 2013 | Goodbyes Mary O'Toole left SAOL this month - after 6 years of toast making in the kitchen. We are all very sad to see her go

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Mar 2013 | Wedding »

Mar 2013 | Wedding Congratulations to Aisling and Matt on their wedding - happiness, health and hope be yours throughout your years together - from all of SAOL

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Feb 2013 | Romance »

Feb 2013 | Romance This month of love sees us preparing for International Women's Day - but we still had time for romance:

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Jan 2013 | King Lear »

Jan 2013 | King Lear We got all Shakespearean this month as Veronica Dyas took us through our paces during drama workshops - all built around our response to King Lear.

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