Killaloe Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre

The Killaloe/Ballina Family Resource Centre first opened its doors to the community in July 2003. Due to the restricted space it moved to the Main Street in Killaloe in 2009 and then to a more centralized location on The Green, Killaloe in 2017. The central location of the KBFRC provides adequate parking, spacious rooms and better facilities for both community groups and service users of the twin towns and the surrounding area. The centre offers a wide range of services with an emphasis on Training and Education, Youth Work and Parental Support.

 

“At the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre, we work hard on developing relationships within the local community and we strive to provide easily accessible information and support for each and every person who walks through our doors.”

Kees Duson, FRC Manager

 

 

Meet the Team

Kees

Kees

Manager

Kees Duson has been the manager of the Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre since 2003 and

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Bróna

Bróna

Administrator

Always an active community member, she is now Project Administrator and point of contact in the centre on a day-to-day basis.

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Tracey

Tracey

Development Worker

Tracey Doyle has been a development worker at the Centre since 2007. As well as identifying and

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Linda

Linda

Development Worker

Linda is responsible for working with various groups within the centre, primarily youth and mental health groups.

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Get Involved

Volunteers are a vital part of the Killaloe/Ballina Family Resource Centre’s past, present and future. By freely giving their time, energy, skills and enthusiasm, volunteers make an invaluable contribution in a variety of ways.

What is the Role of Volunteers?
• Volunteers are appointed to complement paid staff; not to substitute for them. Clear roles descriptions are developed to differentiate between paid staff and volunteers in order to foster mutually beneficial and complementary relationships.
• Volunteers improve and broaden the range of services that the Killaloe/Ballina Family Resource Centre offers to the community as a whole.

If you are looking for an opportunity to give back to your community and gain valuable experience at the same time, you’ve come to the right place.

How to Get Involved? If you are interested in volunteering with the Family Resource Centre you can talk to any member of staff, they will sit down with you to fill out an ‘Initial Contact’ form. This form will be forwarded to the Centre’s Volunteer Co-ordinator who will then contact you to make an appointment to meet and discuss current volunteering opportunities. The KBFRC will consider anyone who:
• Is over 18 years of age (exceptions can be made in the area of youth work volunteering)
• Is able to demonstrate a commitment to the Vision Statement and Ethos of the organisation
• Has some understanding of the needs of the community
• Their skills and needs as volunteers match the needs of the KBFRC
• Does not have a conflict of interest with any aspect of the organisation

The KBFRC recognises the differences and diversity in the needs of potential volunteers. It particularly acknowledges the needs and welcomes the involvement of target group representatives.

Facilities

Here at the Killaloe/Ballina Family Resource Centre, we provide a range of services to cater for all your administrative needs. From printing and computer hire to booking a room whether as a group or organisation, we provide excellent facilities in an idyllic and convenient location.

 

Booking a room? find out more information by emailing reception@kbfrc.ie

Type of Organisation/Event Rate per Hour
Voluntary Groups €5.00
Statutory Organisations €10.00
Commercial Organisations €10.00

 

Need to print off your C.V or flyers for an upcoming event? Drop in today for all your paper printing needs!

A4 Black & White € 0.10
A4 Colour € 0.30
A3 Black & White € 0.20
A3 Colour € 0.50
Scan & Email € 0.20
A4 Laminate € 0.30
A3 Laminate € 0.45

Planning an event and need some equipment?
We have a range of appliances and offer extremely competitive rates

Projector & Screen € 10.00
Berco Boiler € 5.00
Flasks € 3.00
Cups € 0.10
Plates € 0.20
Table € 5.00
Chair € 1.00

Partners

KBFRC has partnered up with various organisations to make sure you have access to as many resources and information as possible.

Alcoholics Anonymous

This group provides a safe-space community to help alcoholics to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.
Every Monday at 8:30 pm

Contact

National General Service Office: 01-8420700 (during office hours)

www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie

Adult Guidance Services

To obtain information about access to educational opportunities for adult community members, the following people can be contacted to arrange an appointment;

Contact

Nora Gibbons, Tipperary Education and Training Board, 067-32282

Mike Donnellan, Limerick Clare Education and Training Board, 087-9710358

Citizens Information Service

Providing community members with information, support and advice on services, rights and entitlements due to them as citizens.

Additionally provides services to non-Citizens regarding VISA’s and rights within Ireland.

Drop in Wednesdays 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Contact

Drop In

Citizens Information Phone Service: 0761 07 4000

www.citizensinformation.ie

Clare Haven

An outreach service to provide women affected by domestic violence with support and advice.

Contact

065-6842646 for appointments

065-6822435 (24-Hour Confidential Help-Line)

EmployAbility Clare

Offers support for people with an injury, illness or disability to gain access to employment.

Contact

Yvonne Madden for an appointment
087-2546109 or 065-6844007

Money Advice and Budgeting Service

Money advice and budgeting service, free confidential service for all financial concerns.

Contact

Clare MABS 0761 072430

Tipperary MABS 0761 072760

Jobs Clubs

Offer individual assistance for those looking for work.

Contact

NTLP North Tipperary
067-56676

CIOC Clare
065-6844993