Kenmare Family Resource Centre came into being in Nov 2016. Funded by TUSLA (Child & Family Agency) Kenmare FRC was tasked at serving the Greater Kenmare Area of Kenmare town, Bonane, Kilgarvan area, Templenoe, Blackwater, Tahilla, Sneem area & Castlecove.
From humble but truly passionate beginnings, Kenmare Family Centre started in 2012 under the umbrella of Kenmare Community Care, a community group in existence since Oct 1973. Given it’s long standing commitment to the community, Kenmare Community Care was approached by HSE to oversee a piece of research – ‘Kenmare Family Supports – Needs Assessment’ (May 2011). Following this piece of research Kenmare Community Care were granted funding to employ a Family Support Worker. Kenmare Family Centre opened it’s doors in 2012 in temporary premises and in 2013, moved to two refurbished prefabs on the grounds of Pobal Scoil Inbhear Sciene. Pobal Scoil Inbhear Sceine continues to kindly host Kenmare FRC.
In 2017 Kenmare Family Centre & Droichead na Daoine, merged to form Kenmare Family Resource Centre (FRC). Managed by a voluntary board of directors & funded by TUSLA, Kenmare FRC currently employs a full time co-ordinator, a part time administrator, a part time community development worker & a part time family support worker.