Teach Tom officially opens
On Saturday, February 13th Quercus Active Citizenship scholar Alan Hayes and his mum Angela along with over 150 people gathered at the premises at 15 Ormonde Street to mark the occasion.
The house will provide vital and badly needed services for those affected by suicide including counselling (available 24 hours a day), play therapy and information on other relevant services.
Mayor Joe Malone officiated at the opening and was joined by All-Ireland hurler, Michael Kavanagh.
Teach Tom is a premises offering 24-hour care - it is currently located on Ormonde Road but its permanent home will be off Johns Green (it is expected to be two years before this premises is ready). The house on Ormonde Road provides free one to one counselling to individuals and families, family support groups, free play therapy and training workshops geared towards a variety of groups concentrating on 11 to 16 year olds.
Founder of Taxiwatch, Derek Devoy was also at the opening and praised the trojan work of Alan, Angela and her team.