The Katharine Howard Foundation, in conjunction with The Community Foundation for Ireland, hosted the launch of Community Mothers Programme review in the Richmond Education Centre this morning.
KHF and CFI have been aware for many years of the work carried out through the Community Mothers Programme in locations around Ireland. Both Foundations have provided financial supports to a number of these projects on occasions. From our experience, the Community Mothers Programme has been an important resource in providing early and valued support to families in their own homes and communities.
In recent years, CFI and KHF were concerned to hear that a number of Community Mothers Programme sites had closed while others had significant fears for their future. As a result, we agreed that it would
be beneficial to conduct a review of the current status of the Community Mothers Programme in Ireland with a view to informing the development of a strategic plan for the future of the Programme. The focus of this review is on the nine remaining sites delivering the Community Mothers Programme or an equivalent and similar programme. Download the summary report here