The Men’s Networking Resource Centre was established in Ballymun in 1994. The Centre was originally set up as part of a national initiative to help disadvantaged men to address the various challenges which they faced. However, the Centre provides services to support disadvantaged men, women and families equally.
The Centre supports and helps locally disadvantaged, homeless and unemployed people in three ways:
- Provision of pre-counselling and advisory services
- Drop-in Centre
- Supervised Access / Visitation for Separated Parents
We are open to the public from Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 3pm. Appointments are usually required for use of our counselling and supervised access services.
We provide our services on a voluntary basis and free of charge. Donations are greatly appreciated.
We also provide a laundry service which may be especially valuable to families living in temporary accommodation. We charge a nominal fee for this service.
Please contact us or feel free to drop in if you think we can be of any help. Confidentiality is assured.
We operate a Community Employment Scheme to provide staff for our Centre. The Scheme provides an opportunity for the local, long-term unemployed to gain experience and skills to help their future re-entry into the job market.
Our work is supported by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, by Dublin City Council and by the local community.
REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 16864