Cura and the Crisis Pregnancy Agency sign three-year Service Level Agreement

05 Nov 2007


5th November 2007

Cura and the Crisis Pregnancy Agency sign three-year Service Level Agreement

The Crisis Pregnancy Agency (CPA) and CURA, the Catholic organisation that provides crisis pregnancy supports and services, have signed a three-year Service Level Agreement. The agreement outlines the services CURA will provide to women with a crisis pregnancy through its 16 branches in the Republic of Ireland.

This Service Level Agreement follows on from the previous agreement between CURA and the CPA that covered the period from 2004 – 2007.

The Service Level Agreement provides for the continuation of funding for CURA’s crisis pregnancy and post-abortion counselling services, as well as making available funding for a new post-natal support service. The Crisis Pregnancy Agency will award €2.2 million to Cura over the three-year period of the service level agreement.

Ms Katharine Bulbulia, Chairperson of the CPA said: “Through this agreement, the Crisis Pregnancy Agency and CURA will work together to support women. CURA as one of the longest established crisis pregnancy counselling support services in Ireland has an important role to play and we look forward to working constructively with them.”

Bishop John Fleming, President of CURA, said: “I am glad that Service Level Agreement has been signed. This will help CURA to continue to provide care for those who experience a crisis in their pregnancy.”

Ms Louise Graham, National Coordinator, speaking on behalf of the National Executive Committee of CURA said: “I welcome the signing of the Service Level Agreement and look forward to the ongoing provision and development of crisis pregnancy services by CURA.”

Further information:

Martin Long Director of Communications (086 172 7678)
Kathy Tynan Communications Officer (086 817 5674)