CASA – Caring & Sharing Association
Opportunities Through Friendship
Helping people with disabilities to develop social networks and friendships for over 40 years.
We enable our members to develop friendships and empower themselves socially in a caring and relaxed setting.
There are many ways to get involved at CASA – from volunteering and working one-on-one with our members to donating & fundraising, to visiting our charity stores around Ireland. Check out the links below for more info on how you can get involved.
Where to Find us
There are 20 CASA groups nationwide so no matter where you live, there is a group near you! There are also 6 CASA charity shops across Ireland that you can support.
County Dublin - 10 Groups
County Cork - 5 Groups
County Longford - 5 Groups
County Galway - 1 Group
County Kildare - 1 Group
CASA celebrated its 40th birthday in 2021!
What CASA Members Are Saying
When I went along to my first CASA social little did I know it would be a stepping stone for me. I still remember the tremendous welcome I got. That feeling remained with me. I felt so welcome and felt that I had something to give.
As a disabled person I always tend to wonder are people seeing me, or are they seeing the wheelchair. The fact that I am in a wheelchair is just a fact of life. My friends in CASA, I am glad to say have always only ever seen… me…
Embracing the principle of one to one helped our daughter fit with ease into the CASA family. Over this time she has enjoyed socials and holiday breaks to Swords and Malahide. These times of respite have been invaluable to us as parents. The friendships our daughter has made in the CASA family have helped to make her a happy confident person. When asked what CASA has mean to her she replied “Being with my friends”
There are no words to describe how absolutely amazing this group is honestly. I have been a member of CASA for over 30 years. It is a charity very close to my heart. CASA has given me so much over the years. I have met so many wonderful people I am thrilled to be able to call friends. I have had the opportunity to go to Lourdes on pilgrimage many times, it is such a special experience. I am so very lucky to be a part of this wonderful organisation.
The joy I got from helping others. The wonderful friends I made and a very special trip to Lourdes with Casa in 1988 before I emigrated to Australia. I still write to one person that I looked after and I visit him every time I go home to Cork. He is almost 71 and going strong.
Like many novice volunteers I started out wanting to make a difference, give something back, feel good about my place in life. Caring is a shared experience it’s hard to say who is helping who, and you know its working when you’re still there.
I enjoy the social aspect of CASA. I enjoy meeting all the members and going to Lourdes with CASA
Our News & Announcements
Keep up to date with the latest news, upcoming events, service updates and more by checking out the CASA blog.
This year CASA has reached 40 years of age. The vision of friendship and one-to-one care that inspired our original members has sustained CASA through the years. Now in 2021 we are privileged to celebrate the great successes CASA has had over the past 4o years –...
Well done to all in CASA Blackrock that took part in the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon last Sunday. Not only did they have fabulous weather for the race, they also had amazing supporters there to cheer them on
It was a very exciting week for CASA last week as we received our well needed new van. The van will be used to provide transport for our members attending day breaks and group socials. Thank you to all our supporters who helped make this happen!
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