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About Via Wings

Via Wings was born in 2009 to help those in need around the local community of Dromore. We help change lives by lifting people up wings like eagles, through Via Wings many projects, we work to help break the cycle of poverty in our community. We can complete the great work we do thanks to our amazing staff, volunteers, trustees, corporate sponsors, government advocates and donors. Our work to meet people's needs and change their lives would not be possible without you. We will not stop until our community is protected under our wings against poverty, crisis, isolation and mental wellbeing.

Donate To Via Wings

Via Wings cannot do the great work we do for our community without your support. You can donate to Via Wings as a one time donation or set up a monthly donation using the form below.

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Supporting Families & Individuals

We help families and individuals in Dromore, Kinallen, Dromara, Waringsford and surrounding areas, struggling with the following issues. If you need emergency or crisis support, please call us on 02892698378.


Via Wings helps those struggling with finances, poverty and who are living on the bread line.

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Via Wings aims to help those living in isolation or feeling alone.

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Via Wings aims to help our local community with their mental health.

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Our Impact In 2022

Via Wings Statistics For families and individuals we have helped in 2022


Weekly supplies of food and essential household items provided to 8,345 people in our community.


60 people have moved from using our Dare 2 Care project to shopping with us on a weekly basis.


Over 81,000 meals were provided to our community, which amounts to saving nearly 110,000 kg of Co2 emissions.


35 children regularly attend our after-school clubs.


344 free counselling sessions provided to people in our community.


Over 20 tonnes of clothes and accessories saved from going to waste.

Support & Services We Offer

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Learning 360 Program

A programme that helps to train young adults, including those with additional needs, in skills that will hopefully lead them to employment. These skills include retail, food safety, literacy and numeracy, health and hygiene as well as many more. It gives individuals over the age of 16 the opportunity to learn practical new skills they can use in their everyday lives, alongside building confidence in themselves. This programme is based over 24 weeks and provides you with two and a half set days a week experience.

Learning 360 Program


Delivering weekly supplies of food and other essential items to families and individuals in need. Our Dare2Care project has grown from strength to strength since it first started in 2009. We endeavour to show God's love in a practical, caring, and non-judgemental way. We provide families in our local areas with weekly or monthly packages of ambient and fresh food items that top up their monthly shopping to allow them to put more revenue towards their household bills.

Dare2Care Service
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counselling service dromore Via Wings Charity


Providing our community 1-1 support from a trained counsellor to help people manage issues related to mental health or dealing with crisis or addiction. Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find a way to deal with emotional issues.

Counselling Service

Social Groups

Providing our community free and fun social activities to get them out of the house and interacting with others. We have great groups to join including a walking group, Recycled Teenagers and Crafters Corner.

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Mini Wings

Providing a free after schools’ club for children (P1-P7) to complete homework, play and learn new things. Thirty-five children regularly attend our after-schools club.

Mini Wings Programme

When Community Comes Together In Unity, We Can Do So Much More

Gail Redmond BEM

How You Can Support Via Wings

When community comes together in unity, we can achieve so much more. Below are some of the most popular ways to support Via Wings and our services.


Donate to Via Wings to help us to continue to provide our services in our community. You can set up a one off donation, monthly donations or donate items such as clothes, furniture and more.


Take part in one of our great upcoming fundraising events or organise your own for Via Wings.

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Wings N Things

You can support Via Wings while grabbing yourself a beautiful new outfit. All purchases go towards supporting our services and community.


Via Wings are a small team and we rely on volunteers to help meet the needs and change lives in our community. Boost your CV, gain vital experience and make a difference by volunteering with us.

Areas We Provide Services To:

We provide our services to families and individuals living in the following locations in Northern Ireland.


Via Wings supports people experiencing poverty, mental illness, isolation and crisis in Dromore.


Via Wings supports people experiencing poverty, mental illness, isolation and crisis in Dromara.


Via Wings supports people experiencing poverty, mental illness, isolation and crisis in Kinallen.


Via Wings supports people experiencing poverty, mental illness, isolation and crisis in Waringsford.


Via Wings supports people experiencing poverty, mental illness, isolation and crisis in Donaghcloney.


Via Wings supports people experiencing poverty, mental illness, isolation and crisis in Blackskull.