- Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister
- Northern Ireland
HURT (Have Your Tomorrows) was founded by Sadie O’ Reilly who tragically lost her son, Tony, through a Heroin drug addiction in 1999. Sadie’s drive was then to provide support to Drug and Alcohol users and their families.
HURT is the only Holistic Drug & Alcohol Support group in Derry which provides a listening ear service, Auricular Acupuncture (which helps the client with cravings, detoxification and relaxation), Complimentary Therapies (Swedish massage, Indian head massage and reflexology) and also Counselling Sessions.
HURT also provides accredited evidence based Lifeskills programmes in schools for younger people covering drug and alcohol issues, self-esteem, anger and personal development.
HURT has expanded significantly over the past 11 years to meet an ever increasing demand on services throughout the North West. The services provided to the majority of our clients are not currently in receipt of funding and therefore we are very much dependent on donations to provide this free service to all clients.
HURT has been refused vital funding to work in partnership with Foyle Search & Rescue to provide critical intervention to vulnerable people at risk on or near the river.
Many of our clients are worried about the future; we work with them to create a future worth looking forward to!
HURT, calls on the OFMDFM to rescind the recent decision to decline funding to HURT and Foyle Search & Rescue to provide essential life saving services through the Social Investment Fund!
Please Support this great cause by signing our petition!
The Support HURT'S Fight to Save Lives! petition to Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister was written by HURT (Have Your Tomorrows) and is in the category Miscellaneous at GoPetition.