‘Family, Community & You’
Hillview Resource Centre is a community development organisation and as such all of our work is conducted with the following principles in mind: Social Inclusion; participation; collective action/solidarity; anti poverty; equality; empowerment & leadership and working in partnership with others. In 2020 we are developing our Social Prescribing Project which will offer six hours intensive support for individuals who are referred by their GP or other community practitioners for general community based mental health supports.
In 2020 we hope members of the Community will be taking over responsibility for organising, staffing, fund raising all aspects of the Summer Project and Hillview Resource Centre will sign off on this activity after summer 2019 through a written Agreement with a community committee. This is a long awaited community development initiative which will see the two week project being managed and led by local volunteers.
Hillview Resource Centre promotes education, training & information in an informal way. This means that we host events and conduct one to one with groups and individuals. We are particularly keen to work with children & young people and have linked in with Ballinteer Community School and have conducted two in depth workshops with TY Students. In 2020 we are continuing this work to include 1st, 2nd, 3rd ad 4th years in a series of safety and information sessions e.g. positive mental health initiatives. This strand of our work is crucial as an early intervention and prevention organisation.
Increasing skills in the community is also an essential part of community development (capacity building) and we work with partners organisations e.g. other Family Resource Centre’s, ISPCC, Samaritan’s, Tusla Social Work Team, See Change, Spun Out, Belong To, Health Service Executive (HSE), Education & Training Board (ETB) and Crosscare Youth Service. We are opening an outreach office for some of our sensitive work; this office will only work with clients from the D16 area but will enable the organisation to participate in more one to one and confidential support.
We specialise in providing information/short courses through events held at the centre or our new outreach office, sessions planned for 2020 include:
- Family Well-Being Programme – 4 week course for parents and their experiences
- Non Violent Resistance (NVR) – integrated model of working with parents and adults
Who to call: Katie Foy, Development & Family Support Worker on firstname.lastname@example.org
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