Noah's Ark was established in 1999 by the current Chair of Trustees, Michael McInerney, following the death of a child in his extended family. Following some years of fund-raising, full-time CEO Gill Dodge was appointed in August 2005. Whilst the original aim of the Board had been to raise money for a building, the new plan quickly identified that a comprehensive community outreach team was needed as soon as possible in order to meet the needs of the families. Since 2005 Noah's Ark have now worked with over 120 families, have acquired some land for their inaugural hospice building and have a strong and diverse service, offering much needed support at a time when families need it most.
Noah's Ark currently has a very active community team, providing vital support through initiatives like the Play Scheme, Siblings Support Programme, Family Support Volunteer Service, Family Days and Carers Bank. Through these services they are able to offer families support where it is most needed, filling gaps in areas not supported by other service providers.