The Resource Centre opened in 2009 offering social, educational and development support for people who find themselves isolated or socially or economically excluded.
The aim of Croí na Gaillimhe is to offer people who feel isolated or vulnerable a place of welcome and a choice of activities in which they can develop skills and meet with other people.
Our activities are designed to meet the needs of older people, parents, men, migrants and refugees. We also strive to increase and enhance intergenerational and intercultural activities, bridging the gap between different ages and nationalities in our community.
We offer a broad range of activities and courses for all age groups:
Lunch and Social club: twice a week with a wide variety of activities and workshops.
Classes: Computers, Creative Writing, Drawing, Painting and Movement and Relaxation.
Clubs: Creative Writing, Tea Dance and Knitting Club.
Support network for parents, where we provide a range of information sessions and workshops of interest to parents.
Fáilte Isteacht is a twice weekly conversational English Class for migrants.
Outreach Programme for two Direct Provision Hostels:
We provide information and supports to vulnerable asylum seekers/Refugees through appointment based information, advocacy/self-advocacy training and support sessions.
We run training courses of interest to adults e.g. Managing in a Recession and Leadership Programmes.
INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAMME OF LEARNING:
This is delivered with transition year students and older adults.
400 people attend the centre each week.
Volunteers are the “life blood” of Croí na Gaillimhe