Family Resource Centres provide a wide variety of supports and services to people within their own community.
These may include:
- Information, advice and support to families and target groups in the area
- Practical assistance to community groups such as training, information and advice
- Education courses and training opportunities
- Childcare facilities
- Initiatives to enhance the role of young fathers in the lives of their children
- Involvement of men in the life of the community
- Lone parents groups
- Women’s groups
- After school clubs
- Parenting courses
- Meeting point for various groups and services eg: C.I.C. MABS, AA, resident meetings etc.
These supports and services uphold the community development ethos and the principle of inclusiveness, both central to the values of the Family Support Agency.
There are 107 Family Resource Centres (FRCs), funded by the Family Support Agency, located throughout Ireland. The aim of the FRCs is to help combat disadvantage by supporting the functioning of the family unit. Centres provide services and supports to families, lone parent families, men, women, youth, the elderly and others in need of support.
To check if there is a Family Resource Centre in your area please use the map of Ireland on the right of this page or for more information go to the
through which FRCs are funded.
The information on Family Resource Centres and voluntary organisations providing counselling services within the map on this website is for information purposes only and should not be taken as advice or as an endorsement by the Family Support Agency. While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, no liability is accepted by the Family Support Agency for any errors.