Dublin Pride Week
June 19 - 25, 2023
LGBT+ Friendly Family Resource Centre Checklist.
Family Resource Centres aim to provide information and support to all members of our communities. They also aim to address isolation, prejudice, and discrimination against all minority groups and against groups who have traditionally experienced isolation and intolerance.
The LGBT+ community is one such group that Family Resource Centres (FRCs) are committed to addressing issues of isolation and being a point of information and support for the members of this community.
The Western Region FRC LGBTQ+ Network produced the following Checklist+ specifically for Family Resource Centres.
The checklist below can help FRCs identify gaps in their FRCs practical process and procedures or confirm that your FRC has the necessary elements to help make your FRC an inclusive, safe, welcoming space for all LGBTQ+ members of your community.
Has your Family Resource Centre:
Adopted an LGBT+ Code of Practice
LGBT+-related posters on display in the reception area and meeting rooms
Information leaflets are freely available in reception areas, meeting rooms, etc...
A list of helpline numbers for parents and friends of a member of the LGBT+ community
A list of helpline numbers for a member of the LGBT+ community
An Annual Pride Window Display
Fly the pride flag outside the Family Resource Centre during Pride Week
Fly the Pride flag permanently inside or outside the Family Resource Centre
A working relationship with your local library on providing a display for May 17th International Day against homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia
Meeting space available for LGBT+ groups
A working relationship or contact with LGBT+ groups or individuals in your community to whom you can refer individuals for support or guidance
Access to information on the effects of bullying, not being accepted or prejudice and information on the positive impact of support, talking, being accepted and positive attitudes
A contact number for a counsellor who has experience working with LGBT+ related issues
Held information sessions with local schools/colleges to raise awareness
Created the option for out-of-hours meetings in the Family Resource Centre for anyone seeking information or support concerning LGBT+ issues
Actively supported LGBT+ groups?
For more information and resources contact the Western Region FRC LGBT+ Network or your regional support services:
Annie Rozario – Gort Resource Centre (091) 630902. email@example.com
John Doherty –– Westport Family & Community Resource Centre (098) 24419 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Malone – Le Chéile Family Resource Centre, Castlebar (094) 9025126 email@example.com
Áine Deely – Loughrea Family & Community Resource Centre (091) 871149 firstname.lastname@example.org
Martina Durkin, Castlerea Family Resource Centre email@example.com
Paula Walsh - Tacu Resource Centre, Ballinrobe (095) 9025409 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuala Gilligan – Claremorris Family Resource Centre (094) 9377838 email@example.com
Lisa Cannon – shOUT LGBT Youth, Youthwork Ireland Galway firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven O’Riordan/Paula Fagin – LGBT Ireland. email@example.com
Barry McSkeane – BeLonG To Youth Service. firstname.lastname@example.org
National FRC Mental Health Promotion Project. 091 429624/086 8379763 email@example.com
Amach! LGBT Galway: firstname.lastname@example.org