Community Support Groups Tralee CDP

Tralee Community Development Project (CDP)

The roots of the project began in 1994, when a group of local people started a process which eventually led to the establishment of the Tralee Community Development Project here in Rock Street. In 1995 local volunteers sought funding, formed a limited company and identified suitable premises. They then set about devising a work plan for the project and in 1996 two staff was employed for the first time. During this time the premises were redeveloped into a purpose-built, community-owned and managed Resource Centre.
Our means of funding has changed over the years. We are now funded through our Local Development Company North East Kerry Development. This has enabled us to continue operating our community resource centre for the benefit of the community. We work with North East Kerry Development and Kerry Education and Training Board, amongst others, in a strategic collaborative way to deliver aspects of the Local Community Development Programme.

What has not changed though is Tralee Community Development Project's mission statement:
'This is to 'promote co-operation between different groups in the community, to combine resources, regenerate the community and empower people to highlight and address their own needs'. We also continue to welcome and encourage people to use the Centre by providing low-cost resources and supports whenever possible'

Furthermore, the Centre is still run by a Voluntary Board of Management. The Board of Management has grown and developed over the years as new members 'come on board' and others move on. The volunteers give their time, energy and skills in an effort to improve the quality of life for everyone who uses the Centre and promote social inclusion.
The majority of people on our Management Committee come from one of the many groups who have used or use the Project currently. Every management member has brought something unique from their own life experience that has contributed to the development of the project over the years and helped to maintain it as a 'vibrant community hub of activity'

The CDP Resource Centre:
Tralee CDP provides affordable and accessible meeting space to a large number of different groups at the resource centre, for example:

Groups at the centre:

AWARE GROUP: Tuesday Nights 8pm

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS (NA) meets four times per week Mon, Thu, Sat evenings at 8pm.
NA offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.

Contact: Southern Area Meetings
Phone line Number: 087 1386120 (Every evening from 6-9pm)

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA) PHOENIX GROUP have moved their meetings to Cumann Iosaef, Community Centre, Balloonagh, Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 Y336

Tel: +353 66 7120056

Contact: Kieran on 087 6716009

SHINE' SUPPORT GROUP for people affected by schizophrenia meet twice a month on the second and last Wednesday of the month from 6.30pm – 9.30pm in the CDP. Shine is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by mental ill-health, through the promotion and provision of high-quality services and working to ensure the continual enhancement of the quality of life of the people it serves

14A Washington Street West, Cork, IRELAND
T: 021 4949833
Counselling: 021 4949948
Basement Resource Centre: 021 4226064
F: 021 4949834
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MEALA BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT -If you have experienced the death of a Loved One, Family Member, Friend or Neighbor, there is a group meeting to show that you are not alone in your bereavement.

This group meets the first and last Wednesday of every month at 7.00pm. Contact the North East & West Kerry Development Office on 066 7180190 or ask at CDP office 066 7120877

The CDP Centre is open daily from 9.30am except for Sat & Sunday. The community is encouraged to use the training facilities to practice for courses, Driver Theory Test, Online Learning, etc. Users and staff are urged to keep safety in mind when using the centre at all times especially at night time. The centre facilities are there for all to share and enjoy.



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