Who we are

Dóchas don Óige is a Probation Funded Project supported by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020, as well as GRETB.
We are a provider of services for young people in the Galway city area.

The primary concern of Dóchas don Óige is to provide a second chance. This is a key concept and not only does the centre offer an alternative means of pursuing education for young people, it also guides and counsels young people and their families.

What we do

To reduce offending behaviour, increase pro-social attitude and promote safe integration into own community, while providing space for related services through improved interagency co-operation. To increase self development, to provide Education and Training, to promote re-integration, progression and diversion from offending behaviour, to accommodate facilities for related services for improved on site client access, to provide assessment and follow up care of individual client issues.

How we do it


CORE PROGRAMME (QQI Level 3 – Employability Skills or QQI Level 4 – Pathway to Employment)
YOUTH CLUB
DRIVING PROGRAMME / ROAD SAFETY
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
SUBSTANCE MISUSE PROGRAMME
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
SEXUAL HEALTH PROGRAMME
COMMUNITY SANCTIONS
DROP IN
ALCOHOL USE /MISUSE INPUT
IN-HOUSE PROGRESSION

Note
All applicants have to complete an application form available on our website and then meet with a Probation Officer and Project Manager.
All potential clients may have to meet individual criteria in order to avail of the above services.

Who we serve

We cater for ages 15+ (there are additional requirements for 15 year olds, permission from EWB, Parents and previous Principal). Criteria is “young offenders and young people at risk aged 15+ from Galway city and its environs. At risk is all risk, offending behaviour, early school leaver etc.

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Contact

Address

Our Address:

Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway, H91 V20H

GPS:

53.2858734, -9.0339432000001

Telephone:

Opening Hours

Monday

9am – 4.30pm

Tuesday

9am – 4.30pm

Wednesday

9am – 4.30pm

Thursday

9am- 3pm

Friday

9am-12.20pm

Saturday

-

Sunday

-

Drop in by appointment.

Dóchas don Óige CTR

Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway, H91 V20H

Getting there