Our Services & Supports

Supporting Families and the Community

Our Supports & Services


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Family Supports

New Family Registration

A time for new families to meet with the staff, learn about our programme and complete the registration process.


Wednesdays:   09:30-11:00

Lullaby Project

An inter-cultural Music project for very young children and their families in the NEIC.

Wednesdays from 15th of November 2023:   10:30-11:30

For more information contact us on 01 874 6810 or email childdevelopment@hillstreetfrc.ie

Parent & Child Groups

These groups provide a safe space to engage and play alongside your child, to meet other parents, make friends and share experiences. Group leaders are present to offer child development and parenting support and advice.


Every Wednesday (outdoors): 09:30-11:00
Every Thursday  (indoors):         11:30-12:45

Parent & Baby/Toddler Group

This is a group for parents/carers to deepen your understanding of your baby’s development and to support you to discover their unique and amazing abilities.


Every Friday:   11:30-12:45

Supporting Access Visits

We offer a supportive and neutral environment for agreed child access visits for separated parents. Agency referral only.

 

Contact Lena on 01 874 6810 for more information. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on our family supports, classes and programmes.

Contact Liz on 01 874 6810 or email childteamleader@hillstreetfrc.ie

Parent & Care-Giver Supports

Parents Cafe

The Parents’ Café provides parents with an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and discuss issues that matter to you most. Group open to Preparation for Preschool parents/carers only.


Every Tuesday:   09:15-11:15

Every Friday:       09:15-11:15

Circle of Security Parenting Course

This 10-week course is designed to support parents/carers and strengthen their parenting skills. It covers a range of parenting topics including communication and dealing with behavioral issues.
Dates to be confirmed.

€25 voluntary contribution for the course.
€3 voluntary contribution for childcare session.

Dates to be confirmed

Tripe P - Positive Parenting Program

Triple P is a positive parenting programme designed to make parenting easier for parents/carers of children aged 0-12. Group Triple P is a great opportunity to meet other parents in similar situations. It’s designed to provide practical help encouraging behaviour you like, becoming a confident parent, and dealing with problem behavior.

€3 voluntary contribution per class.                                                                                                                                    €6 per class with childcare.

Thursdays for 09 weeks from 25th Jan 2024:   09:15-11:15 

For more information contact us on 01 874 6810 or email familysupport@hillstreetfrc.ie

Global Citizenship Programme

This programme aims to introduce participants to Global Citizenship Education. It enables participants to understand the root causes of the current cost of living crisis and to explore how global issues interlink with our everyday lives. It also supports participants in taking action to build a more just and sustainable world for all.                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesdays from 05th December to 27th February 2024:   09:15-11:15

Personal Development

As parents of young children, we rarely get the opportunity to have time for ourselves. Personal Development sessions in Hill Street FRC offer you some time to breathe and relax, have fun, get to know other parents and learn multicultural wellness practices for health, stress management and clarity of thinking.                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesdays from 05th March to 07th May 2024:   09:15-11:15

Parents Forum

This is a group for parents/carers attending Hill Street FRC to meet in a supportive environment to share information, knowledge and skills, discuss ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions. The group works together to input into future programmes for our families and the community.

For more information contact us on 01 874 6810 or email developmentworker@hillstreetfrc.ie

 

One-to-One Parenting Support

Parenting support is offered to parents individually or through joint parent and child work. The joint parent and child work focuses on enhancing the relationship through play activities in the Centre’s Family Support Room. Agency and Self referrals are accepted.

For more information contact us on 01 874 6810 or email childteamleader@hillstreetfrc.ie

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on our Parenting classes and programmes.

contact us on 01 874 6810 or email childteamleader@hillstreetfrc.ie

Child Supports

Afterschool

Afterschool activities with a focus on child development for children aged 4 – 6 years. Activities include free play, arts and crafts, mindfulness, yoga, sports, science and outdoor play.

Every Monday:       14:15–16:15
Every Tuesday:       14:15–16:15
Every Wednesday: 14:15–16:15

 

Preparation for Preschool Programme

These sessions help prepare your child for preschool by gradually developing your child’s independence, language and communication skills. Parents attend with their child from September to December and then attend our Parents Café from January to June. The programme is suitable for children aged 1 year, 9 months to 3 years+.

Every Tuesday:   09:15 -11:15 
Every Friday:       09:15 -11:15    

Child Play Therapy

Our play therapists work with children and families to nurture change and development. They address issues around: parental separation, attachment, bereavement, loss, behavioral problems, trauma, anxiety and more.

  • Agency and self-referrals are accepted.
  • Payment by donation.

For more information please contact our Confidential Counselling Line on 085 853 2741

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on our Parenting classes and programmes. 

Contact us on 01 874 6810 or email childteamleader@hillstreetfrc.ie

Community Supports

Adult English Classes

A welcoming environment to learn and improve your English through conversation with other parents in a supportive class.

  • €3 voluntary contribution per class.
  • €6 voluntary contribution per class with childcare (limited childcare spaces available).


Thursdays from 11th January 2024:   9:15-11:15

One to One Advice, Advocacy, and Support for Migrant Parents

Hill Street FRC offers practical advice, advocacy and support to migrant families living in the North East Inner City. We provide step-by-step information, support and assistance with applications in accessing education, employment, health services, and childcare services.

Contact: 01 874 6810 or email

familysupport@hillstreetfrc.ie

Venue Hire

Need a venue to host your group or see private clients? We offer facilities to suit various needs. For more information

Contact: 01 874 6810

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on our Community Supports.

Contact us on 01 874 6810 or email info@hillstreetfrc.ie

Mental Health Supports

Adult Counselling

Confidential counselling service available to adults 18+ who feel they would benefit from support on issues relating to bereavement, loss or relationship difficulties. To make an appointment please leave your details on the counselling line message service and a counsellor will contact you to make a suitable appointment time.

  • Agency and self-referrals are accepted.
  • Payment by donation.

For more information please contact the Confidential Counselling Line on 085 853 2741.

Child Counselling

Our child counsellors and play therapists work with children and families, to nurture change and development. Family counselling tends to view change in terms of the interaction between family members and can help them by improving listening and communication skills through play and dialogue. Child Counselling involves working with the child using creative methods such as art, drawing, sand tray, play and story making.

Counselling can address address issues around:

· Parental separation
· Bereavement /Loss
· Attachment
· Behavioural problems
· Trauma
· Anxiety

  • Agency and self-referrals are accepted.
  • Payment by donation.

For more information please contact the Confidential Counselling Line on 085 853 2741.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on our Community Supports.

Contact us on 01 874 6810 or email info@hillstreetfrc.ie

What People Say About Our Supports & Services…

Afterschool Group Testimonial

My children attended the Afterschool groups in Hill Street FRC, the days of the group are happy days. The Hill Street FRC provide amazing time for the kids, with new experience, learning, playing, fun. They have also made so many friends.

Always after the groups the kids came back home very happy and telling me all how nice it was. When I ask to Daniel what he liked the most his answer is: Everything. I have no words to describe how thankful I am for having the opportunity to send my children to the afterschool groups.

The Afterschool team in Hill Street FRC is amazing, full of kindness and patience.  

Felipe and Daniel love it and they are buiding very nice memories in Hill Street FRC.

Thanks a million.

Note: We will miss you Jennifer

Jaque

Parent and Child Group Testimonial

My son and I attended the Parent and Child Groups in Hill Street FRC every week.

We really enjoyed the group, they are very organised and fun. From aprons for water and sand-play to every small bit and piece for parents’ peace of mind. Place where not only children get to socialise, play and grow together but parents too. It’s a lovely opportunity to meet neighbouring families and exchange tips and tricks! 

Kaori

Preparation for Preschool Testimonial

Because I wanted my son to mix with other kids his own age and just have fun especially through Covid it was harder  for them to socialise. In Hill Street in the preparation for pre-school programme my son did have fun and mixed with lots of kids while learning so many skills like speaking, listening, socialising and even sharing.

I feel this programme really helped us to be better prepared for preschool.

Eileen