Sligo Family Resource Centre’s objective is to serve all families in a warm, caring and open environment. The provide support and information of the highest standard to all families in the town

Hours Available

Monday- Friday 9am to 5pm

More Services Offered

Parent and Toddler Drama Groups, Workshops for Fathers and Children, Parent and Toddler Arts & Crafts Groups, Adoptive parents and families support group, Birth parents support group, Knitting/Crochet/Sewing Group, Family Room, Support women/families in Globe House through various programmes, Parenting Programmes/ Seminars/ information sessions, Support with integration for asylum seekers and refugees, Co-ordinating volunteers to mentor asylum seekers living in Globe House, Support to adults with learning disabilities living in the community, Walking Group (Monday mornings), Room rentals to groups addressing substance abuse (Monday and Tuesday nights), Adult programmes including parenting programmes, budgeting, exercise programme for mothers who recently had babies, Drop-in Crèche, Access visits for separated families

GROW is a mental health organization which helps people who have suffered or are suffering from mental health problems. Members are helped to recover from all forms of mental breakdown, or indeed to prevent such happening.
Leitrim: St Patricks Hospital, Carrick on Shannon, Monday 8pm

DVAS provide a range of services to women who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse from intimate partners and other adult family members. The core purpose of our service is to support women to access safety for themselves and their children. DVAS have a helpline and also provide support, information and advocacy through a one to one support service.

Skreen/Dromard Community Centre aims to create a safe secure meeting place for both the young and old generations of the local communities as well as an increased sense of community.

Lifestart educates parents on how their children grow and the Lifestart Growing Child programme helps parents to support their child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and to ensure that their children are ‘school ready’ at an appropriate age and are able to take full advantage of preschool and formal learning.

CURA is a voluntary organization, which offers support and help to those who are faced with a crisis pregnancy. Volunteers are trained to offer non-directive counseling. They will not judge you or tell you what you should do and will help you explore the options open to you in decoding what to do about your pregnancy.

Al-Anon offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers in an anonymous environment, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. At Al-Anon group meetings, members receive comfort and understanding and learn to cope with their problems through the exchange of experience, strength and hope..

Meetings:

Monday, Sligo Family Centre, 49 The Mall, Sligo, 9.00 pm
Wednesday, St Michael’s Family Life Centre, Church Hill, Sligo, 8.30 pm
Thursday, Tubbercurry Group, C/o Conlon House, Tubbercurry, 9.00 pm
Friday, Enniscrone Health Centre, Pier Road, Enniscrone, 9.00 pm
Saturday, St Michael’s Family Life Centre, Church Hill, 12.30pm
Sunday, St Michael’s Family Life Centre, Church Hill, 11.45am

The service is a non-governmental organization in the North West of Ireland, established to work in partnership with all sectors inclusive of Health, Justice, Community and Education to reduce harmful drinking and its consequences to the individual, the family and the community

North Leitrim Resource Centre is a community resource sponsored by the Sligo/Leitrim Council of Trade Unions and is a member of the Congress of Trade Unions Network.

St Vincent de Paul provides support and friendship to families, elderly and individuals combating social isolation and offering a support service. They provide information and support on housing and hostel accommodation. When members call, you can expect kindness, courtesy and respect and acceptance of you as a person.

The Girls’ Brigade is an International Uniformed Youth Organisation for girls of all ages, denominations, backgrounds and abilities.The Girls’ Brigade Ireland operates in 33 companies around the country, offering a varied programme of activities designed to educate, challenge and inspire young people in a safe, fun and sociable environment.

The service provides a safe space for survivors of child sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. A place where adults and young people can explore and access help with issues resulting from their experiences. They believe that everyone has the inner capacity and resources to move towards change and well-being. The service is free and confidential.

Living Links provides practical help, information and support to persons bereaved by suicide.

Home Youth Liason Service Sligo aims to provide a sympathetic, confidential, non-judgemental and personal support to young people and their families with the objective of enhancing the young person’s future personal and social development and well being.
It also aims to provide a link between family, school and professional services (both in the government sector and the voluntary sector).
Ring mobile number provided for Tubercurry service

It is a community development project whose aim is to work with specific excluded target groups and to support such groups in identifying meeting their needs.

Lifestart educates parents on how their children grow and the Lifestart Growing Child programme helps parents to support their child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and to ensure that their children are ‘school ready’ at an appropriate age and are able to take full advantage of preschool and formal learning.

The Mental Health Association is a group of volunteers in the Carrick-on-Shannon area who work together to promote positive mental health in the area and support people who have mental health difficulties. Breffni MHA is a branch of the national organisation Mental Health Ireland.

The Mental Health Association is a group of volunteers in the Manorhamilton area who work together to promote positive mental health in the area and support people who have mental health difficulties. Manorhamilton MHA is a branch of the national organisation Mental Health Ireland.

North West Simon Community was formed in June 2005 with a vision of every person in the North West Region having a place that they can call home

NWRDTF is responsible for tackling the issues associated with illicit drug use and underage drinking in the North West region with reference to the NDS pillars; Supply Reduction, Education and Prevention, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Research. Their aim is ‘’to reduce the negative impact of drug misuse and underage drinking upon the individual and society in the region through coordinated and targeted actions at regional and local levels.

It is a state-funded, free, confidential, and independent service for people with debt and money management problems.

No Name! Club enables young people to organise and enjoy positive alternatives to alcohol and drug-centred activities, building self-confidence and increasing awareness of the effects of alcohol and drugs, helping young people make informed choices when they are older.

Employment Response North West provides a Supported Employment Service in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal that can help people with mental health issues or concerns to find, secure and maintain paid employment in the open labour market.

What are the benefits to Job Seekers?

• Assistance in the identification of skills
• Skills are matched with potential jobs
• Suitable potential Employers are identified and approached
• Integration into the workplace is facilitated
• Support is provided on the job – the Fading of the Support is organised so as to allow the new employee to continue to work independantly

Sligo Living Links provides practical help, information and support to persons bereaved by suicide.

Home Youth Liason Service Sligo aims to provide a sympathetic, confidential, non-judgemental and personal support to young people and their families with the objective of enhancing the young person’s future personal and social development and well being.

It also aims to provide a link between family, school and professional services (both in the government sector and the voluntary sector).

Ring mobile number provided for Tubercurry service

The aim of the centre is to provide a facility offering opportunities for personal, social, cultural and educational development; and which responds to diverse needs. They also offer opportunities for recreation and play in a safe and healthy environment and to offer the support necessary to help improve the quality of life, especially for those most disadvantaged and marginalized.

The centre works to help individuals and families improve the quality of their lives. The centre is managed by a board of volunteers from the local community and has a small staff. Their focus is to help local people achieve what they themselves see as priorities for their lives.

West Sligo Family Resource Centre Ltd aims to empower individuals and Families to improve their quality of life by fostering an ethos of self-development, promoting the principals of community development and encouraging people to access the supports and services that they need to enrich their lives.

STOP Suicide was founded in 2004 by families who were breaved by suicide. We are a community, voluntry body that works to prevent suicide by informing educating and promoting positive suicide prevention policies throughout the west of Ireland. For counselling freephone: 1850 211 877

The Citizens Information Board is the statutory body which supports the provision of information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services.

NWRDTF is responsible for tackling the issues associated with illicit drug use and underage drinking in the North West region with reference to the NDS pillars; Supply Reduction, Education and Prevention, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Research. Their aim is ‘’to reduce the negative impact of drug misuse and underage drinking upon the individual and society in the region through coordinated and targeted actions at regional and local levels.

It is a state-funded, free, confidential, and independent service for people with debt and money management problems.

No Name! Club enables young people to organise and enjoy positive alternatives to alcohol and drug-centred activities, building self-confidence and increasing awareness of the effects of alcohol and drugs, helping young people make informed choices when they are older.

The South Leitrim Neighbourhood Youth Project is funded through Tusla as a community based family support project working primarily with young people aged 10 – 18 years who are at risk of or experiencing personal, social, educational and family difficulties, however the project is open to all young people. Based in and serving Carrick-on-Shannon this project has an outreach brief for the south Leitrim area including Mohill, Carrigallen, Ballinamore, Drumshanbo, Cloone/Aughavas and rural areas in between. The NYP provides one to one and group programmes meeting the needs of young people from a strengths based perspective.

MCR Community Centre aims is to initiate and support measures to improve the social, cultural and economic development of the community area in partnership and co-operation with various statutory and voluntary agencies and bodies.

Leitrim Youth Project works with and for 7 – 18 years across the county in partnership with young people, volunteers and other organisations. We are committed to pioneering and sustaining quality youth work which enables young people to maximise their potential through their voluntary participation, and offers them opportunities for learning, achievement and support.

The aim is to offer everyone, particularly those who experience disadvantage and marginalization, the opportunity to improve the functioning of the family unit and ultimately to fully realize their own potential through total involvement in the work and programmes or the centre.

The School Completion Programme is a Department of Education & Science initiative that aims to have a significant positive impact on levels of pupil retention in primary and second level schools and on the numbers of pupils who successfully complete the Senior Cycle, or equivalent.

The service offers a free, confidential and independent mediation service for families in conflict. The service works mainly with couples who are separating or divorcing but also assist with other family disputes. Meditation is voluntary. Mediators work with people and try and reach mutually acceptable outcomes.

The centre offers support and practical help to people with cancer, their families, friends and bereaved in total confidentiality. Drop in for a cup of tea, meet someone who has had cancer diagnosis and is still living life to the full. Sharing experiences widens horizons and opens out new and better ways to deal with difficulties. There is no need to try and solve them alone

The centre is part of a nationwide network of citizens information centre which provide free, confidential and impartial information on Government, Social and Local Services.

Drumshambo CIC provides outreach to:
Ballinamore, Health Centre, 071 9640995.
Mohill, Library, 0719631925, Fri 3-4.30

This service provides counselling/therapy to individuals and families in cases of complicated grief i.e. Abuse, sexual abusive and trauma.

Youthreach is the Department of Education and Science’s official education training and work experiences programme for early school leavers aged 16-20 years. It is administered and managed locally by Co. Sligo VEC’s Adult Education Service.

AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism
Meetings for anyone seeking help for a drink problem.
Sligo Meetings
Ballisodare: Parish Centre, Saturday 6pm
Ballymote: Girls NS, Wednesday 9pm
Cloonahmahon: Rehab Centre, Wednesday 9pm
Collooney: Health Centre, Thursday 9pm
Curry: St Theresa’s Funeral Home, Friday 9pm
Dromore West: McGee Hall, Wednesday 830pm, Friday 1pm, Sunday 6.30pm
Easkey: Health Centre, Thursday 9pm
Enniscrone: Health Centre, Tuesday 9pm
Sligo Town (Back to Basics): Methodist Hall, Mon 1pm, Wednesday 1pm, Friday 1pm
Sligo Town (Big Book): Methodist Hall: 6.30pm Monday
Sligo Town: Nazareth House, Tuesday 1pm, Saturday 1pm
St Josephs, Tuesday 830pm
Ransboro Church, Sunday 9pm
St Michaels Family Centre, Saturday 8.30pm, Sunday 1130am
Gilhooley Hall, Thursday 830pm
Tubbercurry: Old Parochial House, Tuesday 820pm, Sunday 830pm

The F.A.D.E project (Foroige’s Alcohol & Drug Education Project) is managed by Foroige, National Youth Development Organisation and funded by the North West Regional Drugs Task Force.  The project aims to support and develop the delivery of high quality drugs education programmes for young people and parents in order to promote the health and well being of young people in County Leitrim.  The project works with all young people aged between 10 – 17yrs in their community focusing on empowering young people to make positive and healthy life choices.

Aware is a national voluntary organization working to bring emotional support and information to individuals and family members who are affected by depression.
Helpline: 1890303302
Support Group in Markevicz house, Sligo, Mondays at 8pm

One-to-One professionally supported mentoring programme matches a young person (10-18 years) and an adult who will meet a minimum of 1 – 2 hours per week for 1 year

North Connuaght Youth Service Sligo works with and for 7 – 18 years across the county in partnership with young people, volunteers and other organisations. We are committed to pioneering and sustaining quality youth work which enables young people to maximise their potential through their voluntary participation, and offers them opportunities for learning, achievement and support.

Also runs Sligo Youth Information Centre, Rockwood Parade, Sligo, which provides free, comprehensive and confidential service to young people. Tel. No. 071 9144150
Email: yicsligo@eircom.net
Opening hours :
9.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. Monday – Wednesday
9.00a.m. – 8.00 p.m. – Thursday
9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. – Friday
12.00 – 4.00 p.m. – Saturday

Provide continuing professional development and support for Teachers, School Management, Special Needs Assistants, Parents, Boards of Management and other relevant partners

Sligo Social Services Council aims to respond to the needs of individuals, families and communities in the Sligo region, with a view to promoting justice, equality and the dignity of the human being.

CLASP is a community development project based in East County Sligo. It focuses on the needs of older people and the young people in the community. It assists older people to remain living independently in their own homes/communities

St. Michael’s Family Life Centre promotes the wellbeing of the family through education for relationships, with God, with each other and with our earth. It aims to create a place of compassion and confidential listening where people are welcomed at all stages of their lives. It models social inclusion and seeks to enable all those who come to the centre to create community wherever they live and work.

The Citizens Information Board is the statutory body which supports the provision of information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services.

Samaritans offers support and some one to talk to through a variety of mediums: telephone, email, letter and face-to-face, and also works in the local community, workplaces, schools and prisons.

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides a wide variety of family supports.

AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism
Meetings for anyone seeking help for a drink problem.
Meetings for anyone seeking help for a drink problem.
Leitrim Meetings:
Ballinamore: Community Centre, Tuesday 9pm, Friday 9pm
Carrick On Shannon: St Patrick’s Hospital: Tuesday 8pm, Thursday 8pm, Sunday 1230pm
Kiltyclogher: Health Centre, Saturday 8.30pm
Manorhamilton: Bee Park, Wednesday 8.30pm
Mohill: St Josephs, Sunday 9pm

Ballymote FRC aim is to offer everyone, particularly those who experience disadvantage and marginalization, the opportunity to improve the functioning of the family unit and ultimately to fully realize their own potential through total involvement in the work and programmes or the centre.

The Leitrim Education centre provides training, development and support for teachers and the wider school community.
Details of various courses for parents, teachers and other parties can be found here: http://www.carrickedcentre.ie/index.php/courses-cpd/view-all-courses.

The Sligo Northside Community Partnership aims to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the North Ward, primarily through the provision of different courses and activities, and also to provide a vibrant focus for all sectors of the community with emphasis on their social economic and educational needs.

The C.R.I.B. in Sligo town is a multifaceted service providing a range of services and supports to enable the healthy development of young people aged 12-18yrs. In essence the centre is a safe place for young people to be themselves, meet friends, deal with concerns they may have, and access appropriate health and other information, support and services to enable them overcome adversity and help them lead happy, healthy and connected lives. The C.R.I.B. name stands for Choices Responsibility Ideas and Belonging

Sligo Traveller Support group runs programmes and provide family support in Tubbercurry, Ballymote, Sligo, Gurteen,
Enniscrone mainly

Gamblers Anonymous (G.A.) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
Meetings:
Tuesday, 7pm, Thursday 830pm, Sunday 7pm, St Michaels Family Life centre, Sligo

(086) 3593212(086) 3593212
(087) 7841296(087) 7841296

The Shack Youth Cafe is a Drop In centre for young people of post primary age. Run by a committee made up entirely of volunteers the Shack offers a safe environment for young people to hang out, meet their friends and have some fun.

The Citizens Information Board is the statutory body which supports the provision of information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services.

Legal Advice Hours Every Monday Evening 7pm-8.30pm (appoinment only)
Taxation Service Every Wednesday 7pm-8.30pm

The Citizens Information Board is the statutory body which supports the provision of information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services.

Legal Advice Hours Every Monday Evening 7pm-8.30pm (appoinment only)
Taxation Service Every Wednesday 7pm-8.30pm
Outreach clinic to Ballymote Family Resouce Centre, 0761076390

Our aim is to support increased participation in sport and active recreation throughout county Sligo. Our goal is having more people, more active, more often.

Our youth group is for young LGBT people aged 14 – 23 years old. It’s a safe space to come in and chill out, get to know some people and have a chat about anything that’s on your mind.

The Dochas Clubhouse is a resource for individuals experiencing mental ill health. It dtrives to enable its members to access employment, educational and social opportunities in the community, while providing a safe environment to assist members in their recovery.

The Cranmore Community Co-Operative aims to transform the social, economic and physical landscape of the area through collaborative long term strategic planning, investment of resources and urban regeneration.

The co-operative run many activites and programmes, an updated list can be found at http://www.cranmore.ie

Youth drop-in service Tuesday & Wednesday.
Tuesday 7.00 – 8.30pm ages 8 – 11 years.
Wednesday 7.00 – 9.00pm ages 11 – 15 years

ACCORD is a nationwide agency supporting marriage and relationships.Their aim is to help couples prepare for, achieve and sustain their marriage and family relationships by offering support and assist them in times of difficulty or crisis.

Develop and support the delivery of high quality drugs education programmes aimed at young people in Counties Leitrim and Sligo

(071) 9621791(071) 9621791
(086) 0295031(086) 0295031

The vision of the centre is to have a non-denominational Family Life Centre. They will value the uniqueness of each individual, irrespective of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, disability, race and membership of the traveling community. Confidential, respectful, therapeutic and peaceful haven for individuals, families and couples are offered to help them move forward with their lives.

Recognising our shared commitment and diverse experience, we strive to stimulate social, local, economic and rural development throughout Co. Leitrim, for the benefit of all, particularly the marginalised, empowering them to engage with development opportunities that respond to their needs

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides a wide variety of family supports.

The Citizens Information Board is the statutory body which supports the provision of information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services.

Sligo Volunteer Centre’s aim is to support and promote voluntary activity around County Sligo. They provide information and advice to those who are interested in volunteering as well as offering support around best practice to volunteer involving organizations.

The Grasp Life Foundation provide outreach counselling services in Ballyshannon Co Donegal every Tuesday from 10 until 5pm.We provide the same service in Enniscrone Co Sligo every Thursday from 10 until 5pm. Grasp Life further provides a 24×7 crisis helpline [0874188053] and bereavement support meeting in St Michaels Sligo on the first Thursday night of each month at 8pm.Grasp Life go into schools and workplaces when requested to speak on the topics of suicide ,depression and mental health issues.

Aims: To identify the needs of parents and children in the proposed area. Specific attention given to those families where child protection concerns exist, to families with on-going health and welfare problems and/or families in once off crisis situations. To target the most disadvantaged and vulnerable families in the area specifically focusing on improving parenting skills and child-parent relationships. To work in partnership with other agencies, key groups and individuals in the community and with families to develop programmes of family support services. To provide a direct service through a structured package of care, intervention, support and counselling to the targeted families and children, and to families within the wider community.

GROW is a mental health organization which helps people who have suffered or are suffering from mental health problems. Members are helped to recover from all forms of mental breakdown, or indeed to prevent such happening.
Meetings:
Sligo: St Michaels Family Centre, Tues 1030am, Wednesday 730pm.

DVAS provide a range of services to women who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse from intimate partners and other adult family members. The core purpose of our service is to support women to access safety for themselves and their children. DVAS have a helpline and also provide support, information and advocacy through a one to one support service.

The aim of Merville Youth and Community centre is to promote inclusive community participation in the economic, social and cultural development of the Merville and Maugheraboy Areas of Sligo town.

Foróige Clubs are a safe place for young people to hang out, meet new friends and have a voice! What makes a Foróige club different to average youth clubs is that it is run by the young people themselves. This allows them to believe in themselves, make decisions and practice leadership.

Bee Park Resource Centre is a facility in the centre if Manorhamilton offering an excellent environment from which the following services are delivered through tenant organizations; North Connaught Youth Services, Sean Mac Dermot Boxing Club, Tiny Toppers Pre-school play group, Tiny hearts Creche and Playschool, Manorhamilton Enterprise Forum, Leitrim Vocational committee, North Leitrim Men’s Group, North Leitrim Women’s Centre, National Learning Network, Youth Café.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
Meetings:
Tuesday, Breffni Family Resource Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, 8.30pm
Friday, St Patricks Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon, 830pm

This service aims to improve access for young people to mental health and well-being services. A G.P. is available one day per week, on a Monday to assist young people with any emotional or mental health concerns. The Doctor may do some work with the young person, or link them in with other C.R.I.B or community services or in some circumstances seek to access specialist health services for them. It will not take over from a young person’s own G.P, but rather offers a specific service supportive of their mental health and well- being. This service will be free of charge.

There is also access to free counselling and youth workers available in the CRIB on Monday- Friday.

Leitrim Sports Partnership aims to increase the number of people involved in sport or physical activity in Leitrim.

St Vincent de Paul provides support and friendship to families, elderly and individuals combating social isolation and offering a support service. They provide information and support on housing and hostel accommodation. When members call, you can expect kindness, courtesy and respect and acceptance of you as a person.

The Girls’ Brigade is an International Uniformed Youth Organisation for girls of all ages, denominations, backgrounds and abilities.The Girls’ Brigade Ireland operates in 33 companies around the country, offering a varied programme of activities designed to educate, challenge and inspire young people in a safe, fun and sociable environment.

The service is responsible for delivering programmes which are aimed at developing and improving the quality of life for the people of Sligo.

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