Portlaoise Community and Family Resource Centre

Service Details

Target Age

  • 0 - 11 years
  • 12 - 16 years
  • 12 - 18 years
  • 16 - 18 years
  • 19 - 24 years


  • Child & Family Support
  • Youth Work
  • Schools & Education Support
  • Mental Health
  • Housing Support

Support Type

  • In-person - Group
  • In-person - One-to-one
  • Telephone


  • Laois

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Joan Bolger


Treo Nua Centre Harpur's Lane, Portlaoise, Laois R32C7DD


057 8686 151


Contact Hours

9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday


Emergency Assistance

Open Up is not a crisis service. If you or someone you know needs immediate help please contact one of the services below immediately.

If someone is hurt or in danger call the emergency services straight away. Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialling 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.

Additional Service Information

Referral Process

  • Self-referral
  • GP referral
  • Other healthcare/socialcare provider
  • Referral with parental consent for under 18's

Service Description

Portlaoise Community & Family Resource Centre (FRC) is one of the 121 FRC’s in the country.We were established as a not for profit organisation 2005 and we are a registered charity.
We recognize that all people need support from time to time and our door is open to all members of the community.
We work in partnership with the community to identify needs and develop appropriate responses. We realise the diversity of families and the complexities of family life and community life.
We provide a wide range of supports and services, across the life- course, for children, young people, adults and families.
We work in partnership with other agencies and service at local, regional and national level for the provision of services and referral pathways.

List of Services Available

Early Learning Centre pre-school and after-school service
Family support One to one
Parenting Programmes
Workshops and Talks for Families
Recreational Courses
adult Education
Adult Counselling Service
Child Counselling Service
Gambling Counselling and Family Support Service
Children’s play_therapy
Youth Groups
Summer / Easter Camps
Education programmes with HSCL and SCP
Resident Group Supports
Ukrainian Group

Wheelchair Access


Before this website came along, we weren’t sure what services were available locally and how to access them. It’s great to now see them all listed in one place with lots of useful information and contact details.