What we do..
We provide a welcoming space and work with the community to facilitate the growth of individuals through the provision of family support and community development programmes.
.. ago, the 'Happy Morning Women's Group' was started. This grew into the LHD Centre (Lakeside, Highfield and Dara Park) which in 2003 became a part of the National Family Resource Centre Programme.
Newbridge Family Resource Centre provides quality affordable services and programmes to the community of Newbridge through family support, community development, childcare services and the provision of information and support.
People in our community
NFRC's hinterland has a growing, diverse population.
children in our community
A higher than the national avergae proportion of the population are younger than 18, meaning greater demands for services for this group.
Newbridge Family Resource Centre is funded by Tusla - Child and Family Agency and Pobal, and its work is also supported by Kildare County Council, Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board.
A number of other agencies also provide funding for projects run by the centre.
You can find out more about our supporters and partners here...
At Newbridge Family Resource Centre, we provide programmes and courses to enable our community to grow and develop with the changing social and technological challenges presented by today's world.
One to one support and parenting programmes are provided to support parents and their children in fostering positive family relationships and home environments.
Needs and demands of the community are continually assessed through involvement of volunteers and local champions, allowing NFRC to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of community groups and initiatives. Assistance is provided to these groups in training, information, application for funding and use of the shared facilities.
Individuals are provided support in the following ways if required:
- Support services
- Networking - putting like-minded people in touch with each other
- Personal Development courses
- Volunteering opportunities
- Work Placement opportunities
Adult education, training and courses are regularly run at the Centre. See our News page for details.
Services including the following are provided at NFRC:
- Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme
- Community Childcare Subvention
- Parent and Toddler Group
- Preparing for Life
After-school clubs, homework clubs and a youth club are all run in NFRC.
NFRC's services are managed and provided through the combined efforts of the Board of Management and the Staff.
We are always looking for new volunteers, participants in programmes that we run and ideas for programmes that we might run in the future.
Please get in touch if there's anything you'd like to contribute, whether it be your time or financial support.
And of course, if there's anything you need, our door is always open..