A Professional and Confidential Caring Service

About Us


Cúnamh was formerly known as the 'Catholic Protection and Rescue Society of Ireland' (CPRSI). The organisation was founded by a group of lay Catholics and first opened its doors in 1913 with the purpose of helping women who found themselves pregnant outside marriage. We changed our name to Cúnamh in 1992. Cúnamh, a registered charity, is an Adoption Agency registered and regulated by the Adoption Authority of Ireland.


Present Service

Since 1913, the work of the Agency has increased and developed and we are now offering an ongoing comprehensive support, advice and counselling service to adopted children/adults and their birth and adoptive parents through our post adoption and  information and trace services.



Cúnamh is governed by a voluntary executive committee and staffed by a secretary/principal social worker, a team of professionally qualified social workers and experienced administration personnel.


Chairperson of Executive Committee: Mr Tom Young


Secretary/Principal Social Worker: Ms Julie Kerins





30 South Anne Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: +353-1-677 9664
Fax: +353-1-677 0235
E-mail: info@cunamh.com
Hours of Opening:
Mon to Fri 9am-1pm and 2-5pm

Registered Charity Number: 3074