Central Authority for Maintenance Recovery
Department of Justice, Equity and Law Reform, Bishop’s Square, Redmond’s Hill, Dublin 2
Phone: LoCall 1890 221 227
(01) 479 0200
(071) 967 2500
a structured process that provides an alternative to court in cases of separation and divorce. It offers the opportunity to focus on what is important to you, your family and your future.
Cuidiú, the Irish Childbirth Trust.
Phone: (01) 872 4501
provides parent-to-parent support, information and education on ante-natal and birth preparation, breastfeeding support and post-natal and parenthood matters.
It has an Experience Register of parents who are willing to share, in confidence, their particular parental experiences.
EdStart-Incredible Years Programme (Galway)
Galway City Partnership, 3 The Plaza, Headford Road, Galway.
Phone: (091) 773 466
offers parents the chance to develop new skills to help their children improve their behaviour with practical step-by-step suggestions.
Family Support Agency
4th floor, St. Stephen’s Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, and in 107 Family Resource Centre
Phone: (01) 611 4100
A branch of the Department of Social and Family Affairs providing support for families.
Fathers and Children Together (FACT)
Waterford Area Partnership Office, Westgate Retail Park, Tramore Road, Waterford.
Phone: Tel. (051) 844 575.
FACT supports fathers and their children, especially in separation.
Forever Fathers, Donegal
Phone: Text only to (086) 736 3687
Support in Donegal for non-resident fathers.
Gingerbread Association for One-Parent Families
now incorporated in One Family.
Illegal use of the internet
Phone: LoCall 1890 610 710
Irish Men’s Network
Phone: Text only to (085) 746 9342
helps with separation, divorce, depression, parenting, etc.
Cherish House, 2 Lr. Pembroke St., Dublin 2
Phone: LoCall 1890 662 212
(01) 662 9212
One Family (incorporating Cherish and Gingerbread Ireland) offers counselling for single pregnant women, unmarried parents and one-parent families.
Orphanage, Saint Brigid’s
The Coombe, Dublin 8.
Phone: (01) 454 2917
Arabella House, 18d Nutgrove Office Park, Dublin 14
Phone: Callsave: 1850 673 333
(01) 296 2200
offers crisis pregnancy counselling and support.
15a Clanbrassil St., Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Phone: (046) 933 3163
shared parenting and joint custody support group.
Carmichael House, North Brunswick St., Dublin 7
Phone: LoCall 1890 301 320
LoCall 1890 927 277
for parents under stress.
Mossy Glen, Lecamy, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Phone: (074) 938 1224
Raising Boys for Fathers
Rehabilitation Institute, Roslyn Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4
Phone: (01) 205 7200
Phone: Text: 086 272 6429
offers website support for people parenting alone.
Time 4 Us
43 Shantalla Road, Galway.
Phone: (091) 860 018
A Relaxed Child-Friendly Space. Time 4 Us provides a child-friendly space where children can meet and play with their non-resident parent, helping to nurture a loving relationship.
o Tuesday to Friday:
o 12.00 pm to 8.00 pm
* Saturday & Sunday: 12.00 pm to 6.00 pm
14 Gandon House
Custom House Square
Phone: 1890 252 084
The national federation of services for unmarried parents and their children, Treoir gives legal information on birth registration, guardianship, custody/access, fathers’ rights, establishing paternity, maintenance, S15 form, social welfare entitlements. They have outreach sessions on these.
Unmarried and Separated Fathers and Families of Ireland
High St., Tallaght, Dublin 24 (opposite MABS)
Phone: (01) 451 4200
(01) 451 4295
(01) 451 6227
(01) 849 6044
Unmarried and Separated Parents of Ireland
St. Aengus Community Center, Tymon North, Tallaght, Dublin 24, and at Smyth’s of Fairwiew, (opposite
Phone: (01) 451 6227
Putting children first, USPI informs couples on their options after family breakdown.