On Friday 4 December 2009, Sankalpa was formerly launched by Minister Pat Carey. Sankalpa was formerly known as Millennium Carving. Originally established in 1997, Millennium Carving has helped to improve the quality of life for many drug users from Finglas and Cabra, helping many of them to become drug free. Sankalpa is funded by the HSE and FAS.
Sankalpa is a Sanskrit word that literally means resolution or positive intention. When service users enter Sankalpa, they adopt a positive intention and set out to make it a reality. On that journey they are offered art therapy, reike, herbal teas, green juices, meditation, psychotherapy, literacy and classes that in computers, nutrition, emotional awareness, drumming, ceramics and psychosocial drama. Sankalpa works closely with the local methadone clinics in supporting clients to reduce dependence on methadone and eventually detox.