Funding For Twelve Clare Counselling Services

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Tue Apr 21 2009

The Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Mary Hanafin T.D. approved the grants, which will be allocated to twelve separate groups throughout the county.

The Clare groups benefiting from the funding allocation include Clare Haven Services Ltd. - €15,000; Amethyst Resource For Human Development (Killaloe) - €5,900; Compass - €5,900; STEM (Strength Through Every Meeting) - €4,400; Congress Information and Opportunities Centre - €12,300; Rainbows Shannon - €1,250; Shannon Bereavement Group - €1,270; Rainbows St. John Bosco College, Kildysart - €800; Shannon Family Resource Centre Ltd. - €4,000; Scoil Chriost Rí (including Rainbows), Ennis - €5,000; Ennis National School, including Rainbows - €4,800; and Rainbows Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire, Newmarket-On-Fergus - €1,000.

"I am delighted that funding has been allocated to groups in Ennis, Killaloe, Shannon, Newmarket on Fergus and Kildysart. Each of the funding recipients provide vital marriage counselling, marriage preparation, child counselling and bereavement counselling supports", Deputy Killeen commented.

He added, "The focus of this scheme is on the development of support services in the community for families to enhance stability in family life and assist families and their members to deal with difficult periods, which they may experience. The aim is to ensure a larger and more accessible service, to ensure the highest level of service possible and that the service is provided at the lowest cost to the client."

Overall, 559 organisations will receive funding under the national allocation of almost €3.48m.


Notes to Editor:
- Tony Killeen T.D. is available for interview and further comment on 0035387-2525304. Alternatively please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 00353868534900 or
- High-resolution images of Deputy Killeen are available on request

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