Balally FRC is now one of 107 Family Resource Centres (FRCs) supported through the Child and Family Agency’s Family and Community Services Resource Centre Programme. In 2014 Tusla – the Child and Family Agency (CFA) was established and the FRC programme became part of this dedicated state agency responsible for well-being and outcomes for children.
Balally FRC is managed and directed by a group of local volunteers who are a limited company guaranteed with charitable status. There are currently eight directors elected and they represent the issues and needs of the local community, families and children.
Over the last 21 years, the Centre has grown and adapted to the ever changing needs of the community. In 2016 the Centre is still a thriving and integral part of the community and family support structures in the area.
Balally Family Resource Centre has an open door policy, where community members are welcome to drop in from Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm.
The main areas of Balally FRC work include: Parent and Toddler; parenting support; After-Schools programmes; Adult community education; Support of community and voluntary groups in the area; Community based Initiatives; Youth work; and the daily provision of Information, advice and referral.
Supporting participation and Inclusion for Families and Children in the local Community.
A community led organisation responding to the needs of Families and Children.
Guiding Principals/Statement Of Values
Social Inclusion and Anti-Poverty:
To support and prioritise individuals, families and groups who are most at risk to participate in programmes, activities and services.
To provide the capacity, skills and resources to enable those who do not normally participate to engage in opportunities in their local community.
To undertake any work with groups or individuals with particular attention to those who are identified under the nine grounds of the Equality Legislation.
Working in Partnership and Collaboration.
To work with and link with other organisations, projects and groups that will enhance the community of Balally FRC.
Balally Family Resource Centre
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