This week’s Raphoe Community Notes have been published.
Raphoe FRC Website
Check out our new website www.raphoefrc.ie for all the supports and service available within the Family Resource Centre.
Would you like to talk to someone about your concerns around drugs/alcohol?
Free, confidential – non-judgemental service providing up to date information and practical supports, including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness practices, Brief Solution Focus Therapy and the Smart Recovery Principles.
Drop in Group/Individuals every Monday 10am-12pm in the Raphoe Family Resource Centre.
Letterkenny C.D.P is a community Development Project providing a Community Response to Alcohol/Drug misuse throughout Co. Donegal.
We provide non-judgemental support guidance and education to drug/alcohol users, their families and the community.
Contact our Outreach worker for the Finn Valley area, Karen Gallen on 087 388 5080.
Kids Arts and Crafts Club
Arts and crafts for primary school students continues every Tuesday at 5pm – 6pm in the Raphoe Family Resource Centre.
Cost is €2. For more information contact Marie via call/text/WhatsApp on 0873641503 or email on email@example.com
We are looking to add to our list of programme facilitators particularly for children and young people in areas such as music, yoga, crafts and messy play. Please get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp!
SafeTALK training is a 3hr workshop that prepares individuals to recognise and engage with people who may be having thoughts of suicide and how to connect them to suicide first aid resource.
SafeTALK training will be in the Suile Hall, The Diamond, Raphoe on Tuesday the 10th of May from 7pm-10pm.
If you would like to book a place please give us a call on 0873641503/0749145796 or email email@example.com
Breakout every Thursday from 4 – 6PM in the Family Resource Centre.
We are delighted to welcome new and existing members to our new Raphoe group.
A safe place for LGBTIQ+ young people and their friends. To book contact firstname.lastname@example.org /Pearl Johnston 0860776813.
Raphoe Family Resource Centre offering a safe space on alternate Thursday nights for all LGBTIQ+ young people and their friends!
Little Smiles with Big Dreams Baby & Toddler Group
Baby and toddlers is now back running every Wednesday morning in the Suile Hall from 10:30am to 11:30am.
Light snacks will be provided for the kids and a cup of tea for the adults.
Cost is €2 per family. There are no space restrictions in place. Everyone is welcome.
Raphoe Volt House
The Tidy Towns and Volt House are holding an Easter Cake Sale and draw on Wednesday 13th April in the Volt House Raphoe from 10.30am until 1pm.
We are appealing to all bakers for donations of home bakes, cakes or scones for our sale.
Any items would be very much appreciated.
Home baking may be left in the Volt House kitchen from 9am on the morning of the sale. Thank You.
With the improvement in the weather now is a good time to get your gardens and properties tidied up for Easter and summer.
The Tidy Towns have a number of staff who are skilled and available on their own time to do some gardening, DIY, plastering, power washing, painting or just a general tidy ups at very keen rates.
For more information, contact the Tidy Towns on 9145692 9am until 2.30 daily for further information.
Calling all volunteers. Are you interested in keeping your area tidy?
Disposable gloves and litter pickers available to individuals or groups who are willing to do a clean-up of their areas.
Please contact the Tidy Towns by email to email@example.com or text 0879473527 for more information.
You may also contact the Co Council on 9153900 and ask for the litter warden who will supply bags, pickers and disposable gloves for your community clean up.
Activities on in the Volt House Raphoe
Monday Pilates 7 – 8pm Tin Whistle with Christy Murray 7 – 9pm
Wednesday Rinka 6 – 6.45 Yoga with Erin 7 – 8pm
Thursday Pilates 7.30 – 8.30
Friday Explosion crew hip hop 7 – 9pm
ETB run their computer classes every Wednesday and Friday
Tidy Towns local history & Volt House Photo exhibits
Diamond Writers meet on a Wednesday fortnightly
Book Club meet once per month
Offices available to Hire in the House.
Suile Community Centre available for kid’s parties, functions, also available as a space to arrange for your Tea/Coffees etc. after Mass/anniversaries/funerals.
Just contact reception for further info. 074 9173966 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Raphoe Boxing Club
The local boxing club had four boxers in action on Wednesday night last, as Dunfanaghy boxing club hosted a major tournament held in the Ozanam Community Centre, Dunfanaghy.
Sheneice McGarrigle, Rian Patton, Teght McGlynn and our 57kgs puncher Ryley Doherty featured in the fight of the night when he outpointed Omagh boxer Padraig Taggart.
Next up for Raphoe boxers’ girls and boys 11, 12 and 13 will be the N.W Zones championships in Rochesters Gym Derry on Sunday 3rd of April, and the local club will host a major tournament in Deele College on Saturday 7th of May.
Raphoe Walking Group
Raphoe Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am, here in the FRC.
Come along and join the group for a walk and a cuppa!!
Raphoe women’s Group
Raphoe women’s Group meeting every second Monday night, if you would like to join us for a chat please contact Laura on 0873350658 or email email@example.com
As a parent or guardian, parenting is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do, however the Family Resource Centre recognises at times life throws up challenges and these can be overwhelming.
Some examples of the support we can offer; making routines, establishing boundaries and dealing with challenging behaviours
The Family Resource Centre can help through listening ear, parenting programmes, one to one support, and a drop-in clinic to offer support on issues that are affecting home life.
We also provide sign posting or referrals to other services. For any further information please call Laura our family support community development worker on 08733350658.
Seniors Alert Scheme
Raphoe Family Resource Centre is registered under Pobal’s Senior Alert Scheme to provide personal alarms to those over 65 years living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household.
The purpose of the scheme is to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their own homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind providing them with a free personal monitored alarm which can be worn as a pendant or around their wrist like a watch.
If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from this scheme please contact us on (074) 9145796 or 0873641503 for more information or to make an application.
Helping Hands Scheme
Do you live alone or are no longer in a position, due to age or disability, to carry out odd jobs?
Raphoe Family Resource Centre, supported by DLDC Tus Scheme, has a helping hands project where odd jobs can be carried out such as grass cutting, path clearing, tidy ups, painting etc.
Only outdoor work is permitted. If you would like to find out more please give us a call on 0749145796/0873641503