Who we are
Hill Street Family Resource Centre is a multi-cultural Centre for families and children based in Dublin’s North East Inner City. We provide children and their families with person-centered services that are easily accessible and inclusive of all. These services promote full social participation and aim to enable families maximise their health, well-being and life chances.
We do this through the provision of integrated services and programmes in early education and care, family support, early health and community education. Our work is flexible and responsive to the needs of all local children from 0-6 years of age and their families. Key to our work is the recognition that parental involvement and learning through play is fundamental to children’s development.
Hill Street’s work is rooted in community engagement, in responding to the needs of the community, in our case the families who live in the local area. We work from a model of progressive universalism which simply put is support for all and more support for those who need it. We work collaboratively on behalf of our children and families, providing the best possible services to meet their needs. Hill Street FRC believes that friendships and social networks are important both for children and their families, because they help them feel part of the community. Making connections with other families can help families feel welcome and that they belong and can lead to building long-term friendships and community supports. In Hill Street FRC we respect and value children and parent’s individual differences and celebrate ethnic and cultural diversity. Hill Street’s programme consists of Parenting Programmes, Parenting Supports, Adult, Child and Family Counselling, Parent and Child Groups, Afterschool clubs, Preparation for Preschool, Community Education, Supports and Celebrations.
Hill Street has a Voluntary Board of Management comprising of local and professional people providing leadership, support and guidance to the work of the Centre and the staff team.
Hill Street FRC is supported by: