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Loughrea Family & Community Resource Centre CLG

Who We Are

Loughrea Family & Community Resource Centre is one of a network of 109 Family Resource Centres across the Republic of Ireland but is an autonomous organisation in that it is a registered company limited by guarantee with charitable status. The organisation receives core funding from Tusla – the Child and family Agency. Core funding covers staff salaries and basic running costs. All other funding is sourced externally.

The Mission Statement of Loughrea Family Resource Centre is:

“to provide supports and services that respond to the needs of the community within a community development framework”

The work of Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre is informed by a community development approach that proactively encourages and supports participation for all.
Specifically, Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centre will:
• treat people with respect
• maintain a focus on equality and advocacy
• be an open, friendly and welcoming space for all members of the community
• be respectful, non-judgemental and inclusive of all people
• ensure that all our work is conducted in a safe, professional and confidential manner
• be an accessible, independent, informative and creative organisation
• adopt a flexible and positive approach to our work
• value partnership

Loughrea FCRC is managed by a voluntary Management Committee whose members are also the company directors. There are currently 10 members on the Management Committee – these members are drawn from the local community and do not represent any agency or organisational interests. Members do represent the broader interests of the community in that many of the members are living and experiencing the various community development and family support issues being addressed through the Family Resource Centre.

Loughrea Family & Community Resource Centre currently employs three staff members – 1 full-time co-ordinator and 2 part-time admimistrators.

What We Do

The day-to-day work of the Centre includes a broad and diverse range of activities, services and supports including:

• the provision of a substantial range of information leaflets and booklets;

• issue – based awareness raising and information dissemination;

• facebook page, website and newsletter;

• one-to-one information and support;

• an affordable counselling service;

• scheduled weekly outreach information services from the Citizen’s Information Centre, Galway People’s Resource Centre and the National Advocacy Service;

• Rainbows (peer support programme for children affected by separation issues. Facilitated by trained volunteers, it is not a counselling programme.)

• SuperMummies parent support group;

• Older person’s Computer Club;

• Weekly Family Support drop-in service;

• Basic computer classes for older learners (classes taught by volunteer tutors);

• The Family Resource Centre’s Meeting spaces are used on a regular basis by:
– Loughrea Play Therapy Service
– Youthwork Ireland- Youth Counselling Service.
– Domestic Violence Response Counselling Service.
– Galway Traveller Movement Counselling Service.
– Roscommon Home Services.
– Áthas Chernobyl Group.
– Epilepsy Ireland.
– Shine.
– Al-anon.
– Tusla – Loughrea Family Services.
– Tusla – social work
– “The Ladies Club”.
– ISPCC (Irish Society for the prevention of cruelty to children)
– Tusla – National gender-based violence unit.
– Maureen Fynes Wellness.
– Sr. Bridie’s women’s support group.
– AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
– Waterside House Domestic Violence Outreach Support Worker
– Loughrea ICA
– “Cairdeas Cois Locha” conversational Irish
– Employability Galway
– Liz Kirby, Yoga.
– Galway Rural Development (various sections)
– Aware
– Bridie Clinton – set dancing
– Maria Ní Laoire – Children’s Yoga
– Chamber of Commerce
– Galway City Partnership Bridge Project
– Feilecáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland)
– Bethany Bereavement Support Group

• involvement in and highlighting of national and international campaigns such as IDAHO T (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia), 16 Days of activism against violence against women, Gay Pride Week, Social Inclusion Week, Positive Ageing Week.

Who We Serve

We aim to offer supports and services to individuals and families within the community of Loughrea town and its broader geographical hinterland.

Quick Reference

Loughrea Family & Community Resource Centre CLG

Pigott’s Street,
Co. Galway
H62 H721

Is a Referral Required? No



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