About Us

Mevagh Family Resource Centre, Meitheal Mhíobhaigh CTR is funded by the Irish Government under the Child & Family Support Unit, TUSLA. For more information see:

http://www.tusla.ie or http://www.youtube.com/tusla.

We are supported in our work by West Training and Development Company LTD.

The Family Resource Centre was established to combat disadvantage and our goal is to have ‘an inclusive, well informed, active and participating community, where the family unit is supported and safe and secure’ at the core of its work at all times. Since our foundation in 1998 we have established the centre as the area’s natural focal point by providing services and family support. In more recent years we have focused on additional family friendly activities while still providing a range of programmes and services, including community education, community garden, men’s shed and group supports.

These services stimulate empowerment, encourage participation, are inclusive, give children, families and individuals equal opportunities, are anti-discriminatory and promote partnership.

We also deliver specific projects for children and young people, developing personal capacity, improving health and wellbeing and providing educational opportunities. We work in partnership with local agencies to provide these supports.

In addition to this, the centre provides information, advice and supports to meet the needs of individuals and groups. We also offer faxing,typing and copying service, internet access, library, agency outreach, assist with job applications and CV writing, room rental and tourist information.

We provide a range of courses, job clubs, workshops and events throughout the year.The centre is managed by a Voluntary Board of Management elected from various community groups at the AGM held each year at the end of February.

Meitheal Mhíobhaigh CRT/Mevagh Family Resource Centre is a company limited by guarantee.

Since our establishment in 1997 the centre has grown substantially, and we are continually sourcing new programmes, supports, and resources for the community, despite having cuts to our funding.

Voluntary Board of Management:
Mary Grace Cullen, Chairperson
Maureen Vaughan, Vice Chairperson
Marion Buchanan, Treasurer
Diego McClafferty, Assistant Treasurer
Eve Byrne, Company Secretary
Susie Coyle, PRO

2019 – 2020 Committee members: Derek Little, May McClafferty, Mary Ferry

2018 – 2019 Board Members

The Project is core funded by TUSLA Child & Family Agency for three staff positions and some running costs.

Staff:
Project Co-ordinator: Leona McMenamin

Administrator: Gráinne Sheils

Administrator Assistant: Catherine NicLaifeartaigh

Development Workers – Part Time: Pauline Collins, Úna Collier

Tús Worker: Shauna Boyce, Máire Shevlin

DLDC RSS: Gráinne Griffin

Funders:
TUSLA Child & Family Agency
Údaras na Gaeltachta
Donegal Education & Training Board
Óige na Gaeltachta
Dept. of Social Protection

Education Training Board