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What is the MACE project?

MACE (Multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences) is an EU funded project that aims to transform the lives of vulnerable children and their families who are most at risk from a range of challenges and difficulties in their lives, by identifying, intervening early, and providing nurturing and support within their own homes and communities on a cross border basis.

In 2021, Archways successfully tendered to provide Interventions to the MACE project. Archways, on behalf of MACE, are delivering a range of Interventions to families in the border area of the Republic of Ireland. This includes Specialist one to one intervention to families and young people who have had multiple adverse experiences: and a range of newer Universal interventions including workshops on behaviour, play, social and emotional coaching as well as parenting programmes.

MACE Areas

Archways’ MACE Interventions are available in the border counties of the Republic of Ireland:

  • Louth
  • Cavan
  • Monaghan
  • Donegal
  • Sligo
  • Leitrim

families provided one-to-one support by Archways through interventions delivered under the auspices of the MACE Project

Archways are supporting Foster Carers through the MACE Project


The project works with children aged 0-18 years and their families, located in the border region of Ireland, who have or are at risk of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Referral for the interventions provided by Archways to the MACE project must be made through MACE. Further details can be found on the MACE webpage.

The MACE project is supported by:

MACE is a project funded by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, as managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

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The MACE project is coordinated by Cooperation And Working Together (CAWT), a partnership between the Health and Social Care Services in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.