The Carrigtwohill Family Resource Centre aims to be a Centre through which people can feel a pride in and a belonging to this community by engaging with others in the activities on offer.
Individuals can access Educational, Life Skills and Leisure Courses.
The Family Resource Centre is a voluntary group whose aim is to build friendship with those experiencing social, personal and family needs through a variety of activities. Our Centre was initially developed when the members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) became aware of the need for a place where the less fortunate members of the community could come to learn new skills and develop their talents in a safe and non-threatening environment and so empower themselves to move beyond a dependency culture.
The services and the facilities at the centre are open to all, including members of the new communities living in Carrigtwohill. Guided by the Vincentian Spirit of Empowering people, our mission is to allow people take control of their lives.
The Family Resource Centre opened in 1991 and was seen as a very positive adjunct to and a progression from the work already being carried out by the Society in the area. The Centre is managed by a small group of people who are all members of the St. Bridget and St. Anne’s Conference.
Since 1991, the Centre has grown and developed, with a focus changing and broadening out so that the emphasis is now placed on the integration of all sectors of the community in an atmosphere in inclusiveness, acceptance and affirmation.
The Centre is now seen as a focal point in the community by people from all walks of like, whether it’s for a browse through Vincent’s shop, Adult Education, Computer classes, Life Skills classes or just a place where one can meet a friendly face or find a listening ear. Many people say the Centre has become a lifeline, their place of refuge in times of crisis or anguish.
Contact us at Carrigtwohill Family Resource Centre, Main Street, Carrigtwohill