About Aster Family Support
Aster Family Support is a strengths-based community organisation, and we focus on building supportive relationships, facilitating growth and respecting diversity. Annually we work with over 150 families through our Family Support, Meitheal, Household Assistance, and Triple P services. Based in the Northside Enterprise Centre in Coolock with an office for family appointments in the Northside Civic centre, our service provision team includes Family Support workers who can support families to achieve their goals. Aster Family Support also actively identifies families for whom Meitheal may be helpful and acts as Lead Practitioner in these cases. Our name “ASTER” comes from what’s at the heart of our organisation and how we work with families:

Assist, Support, Teach, Empower, Resource

Our office hours are 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and service hours are between 8am - 10pm Monday to Saturday depending on the needs of the families we support.

Mission Statement

Aster Family Support aims to nurture children, their parents or guardians by working with them to increase their capacity for day to day living and by building trust with them to support them to be healthy and to stay together.  


Aster Family Support is a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 524317. We are a registered charity with CHY No. 19851. Our Board of Directors:
  • James Kavanagh
  • Sarah Miller
  • Felix Gallagher
  • Karen McQuaid
  • Denise Brady


Aster Family Support works to increase our families’ capacity for self-sufficiency by building on strengths, enhancing life skills and strengthening community linkages.

  • We are non-judgmental and approach families with respect.
  • Our services are family-driven; we regularly communicate with families to gather their input and assure their satisfaction.
  • We believe in every family’s right to self-determination.
  • We take pride in providing culturally competent services and embracing cultural differences in everything we do.
  • We maintain integrity in our operations and services.

Please note: Aster Family Support has now moved to its new home in the Northside Enterprise Centre, Bunratty Drive, Coolock. All downloadable forms have been amended, please ensure you have the up-to-date versions. Thank you.