Welcome to Galway Diocesan Youth Services (GDYS)
Galway Diocesan Youth Services was founded in the late 70's to respond to the needs of homeless and marginalised young people at that time. The ethos of GDYS has always been to identify and meet the needs of families and young people in the community.
Today, GDYS runs the Number 4 Youth Support Services.
The Number 4 Youth Support Services are a network of services that aims to enhance the quality of young peoples lives, providing an effective and holistic response to a wide variety of issues pertaining to young people between the ages of 13 and 25 years.
GDYS is funded by the Department of Education and Science under the Special Projects for Youth Scheme and Youth Information Fund under the aegis of City of Galway VEC. GDYS receives additional funding from The Diocesan Office, HSE West and receives occasional funding on foot of grant applications from Dormant Accounts, AIB better Ireland Programme, ESB and Family Support Agency. Seirbhisi na nOg trading as Galway Diocesan Youth Services is a Limited Company, Registered office: Galway, Certificate Number 195622. Seirbhisi na nOg has charitable status and its Charity No. is 10805.
Number 4 Counselling Service
The Number 4 Counselling service is located on the first floor of Oznam house, Augustine street, and is available to young people between 15 and 25 years of age. The service operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Number 4 Accommodation Support
The Number 4 Accommodation Support is located on the first floor of Oznam house, Augustine Street and offers support, guidance and advocacy to young people aged between 18 and 25 years of age in relation to their housing needs. The Service operates from Tuesday to Friday from 10am until 4:30pm.
Number 4 Career Guidance
The Number 4 Career guidance service is located on the first floor of the Number 4 Drop in centre, Augustine Street. This service is open to young people aged 15 - 25 and aims to support the young person to make well informed and realistic career choices based on their individual skills, abilities and interests.
Number 4 Drop in Centre
The Number 4 Drop in Centre is located at Number 4, Augustine Street. The Drop in centre is a support service for young people aged 17- 25.The Centre aims to enhance the quality of people’s lives by providing an effective response to a wide variety of issues particular to young people. The Drop-in Centre has an informal and friendly atmosphere, where we offer help and support with any concerns you may have in your life, support and information in accessing training, employment and educational opportunities, help to access medical services and health promoting activities and essential supports including meal, shower and laundry facilities.
Number 4 Education Support
The Number 4 Education Support service is located on the first floor of the Number 4 Drop in centre, Augstine street and is open to young people aged 13 - 25, it provides a second chance education that aims to engage the learner, build up foundations, help the learner to progress and eventually return to education be that mainstream or other. Emphasis is placed upon guidance and progression and the service offers the young person the chance to regain confidence in learning.The subjects taught are; Literacy and Numeracy and Leaving and Junior Cerificate Subjects.