As part of the Church's pastoral outreach and care for families the Diocese of Elphin has been involved since 1987 in the establishment and management of various Family Life Centres throughout the Diocese. These centres promote and support family life and offer various conselling services and courses with this in mind.
Boyle Family Life Centre,
Boyle, Co. Roscommon.
Tel: 071 96 63000.
The Family Life Centre in Boyle has three strands - the Family Resource Centre, the Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre, the Women Overcoming Violence Service
The Family Resource Centre offers many programmes, services and activities including Personal Growth, Parent Care, Bereavement and Suicide support, Beginning Experience, Loss of Relationship, a Parent and Toddler group who meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning and an After School Club on two afternoons per week during the school term. we also offer Marriaage Preparation Courses.
The Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre offers counselling for individuals, couples and families. It also provides group therapy, art therapy and play therapy and therapeutic support for families. Professional Training courses are run at regular intervals for those wishing to enhance the skills they already have.
The Women Overcoming Violence Service provides support and information to women in situations of domestic violence. Immediate crisis response to women over the telephone or face to face. Advocacy and court accompaniment. Counselling in-house and outreach. Group therapy for women recovering from violent relationships.
All counselling and support is provided at a sliding scale cost.
Visit their website at www.familylifecentre.ie
St. Michael's Family Life Centre,
Tel: 071 9170329.
Vita House Family Life Centre,
Tel: 090 66 25898