Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre is a Waterford City based project that is funded by Tusla under the National Family Resource Centre Programme. Our key vision is to work in partnership with others to provide universal services that will enhance the social wellbeing of all members of the community and strengthen the resilience and capacity of families, individuals and groups to make positive change in their own lives. We are committed to achieving this vision by using a community development approach and working form a social inclusion, equality and rights based ethos.
We do this by providing a range of services and supports including universal and targeted family supports, affordable childcare, health and wellbeing initiatives, social prescribing service, development groups, one to one support, advocacy and information and advice. We also provide a focal point for local community groups to meet and work together as a collective along with facilitating other agencies and organisations to deliver their respective services at a local level.Our core objective is to ensure that all those who engage with the Family Resource Centre gain at least one significant benefit from that engagement.
We believe in good governance and transparency and are subject to and accountable to the CRO, CRA and our funders. We endeavour to maintain a skilled and committed board of voluntary directors who can provide the balance between local knowledge and specific expertise necessary to design and deliver on our strategic plans.
We are currently seeking new Board members to join our Board. We are seeking people with an interest and commitment to enhancing the lives of individuals and families with whom we engage, along with experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Marketing and communications
- Strategy and innovation
- Child protection
- Community development
- Youth work/Childcare
- Family Support
In order to qualify for this appointment, a person must not have any conflicts of interest likely to interfere with his/her ability to assume the role of a member of the Board. As a registered charity, our Board members do not receive a payment for their services.
Expressions of interest are sought from individuals who feel they can contribute to Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre’s work by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org