Westport Family & Community Resource Centre is one of 121 Family Resource Centres operating nationally under the FRC Programme. The Family Resource Centre (FRC) programme is Ireland’s largest National Family and Community-based support programme, core funded by Tusla – The Child and Family Agency. We are a member of the Western Region of Family Resource Centres and the National Forum of Family Resource Centres.
Community development is central in informing the approaches, values and methods of our work. We meet the needs of both young and old in the community and as an FRC base the delivery of our services on a life cycle approach.
Westport FCRC works to combat poverty and disadvantage, and improve the functioning of the family unit. The FCRC works inclusively and cooperatively with individuals, families, communities, and both statutory and non- statutory agencies. We promote, support and facilitate community involvement; providing the community with the tools necessary in tackling issues they face, as well as navigating and supporting the necessary partnerships with various agencies and organisations.
Our work is underpinned by the 5 National Outcomes (Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures) and we strive to achieve these outcomes either directly or indirectly across the broader FRC Programme, working with the entire community to bring about positive outcomes for children, young people, families and the community as a whole.
The Centre provides a range of universal and targeted services in meeting the needs of individuals, families and the wider Westport community.