The Forge Family Resource Centre

The Forge Family Resource Centre is a community development organisation which provides services and support to families and individuals on a cross border cross community basis.

Vision Statement

A vibrant community that works together to encourage individual development and promotes social inclusion and co-operation across our communities and border.

Mission Statement

The Forge FRC aims to act as a catalyst and provide a focus for the development of the communities of Pettigo, Tullyhommon and hinterland. The Forge FRC will endeavour to support social inclusion and promote the well-being of children, families and the wider community by encouraging participation, personal development and inclusiveness through the implementation of our programmes and activities.

Guiding Principles

To establish, promote & operate a Family Resource Centre which will act as a hub and focus for the development of the children and families of Pettigo, Tullyhommon and hinterland with a view to supporting social inclusion, and promoting the educational, cultural & economic welfare of all.

To highlight children and family needs and issues as they arise and to provide an appropriate response to these needs through prevention services and Meitheals.

To actively encourage the participation of the beneficiaries of the Centre in the planning, design and management of specific programmes and decision making process collectively.


  • Confidential Counselling Service – adults, children and young people
  • Life Coaching One To One
  • Personal Development Courses
  • Cancer Support Services including specialised counselling
  • Holistic Therapies Programme
  • Seniors Alert (Personal alarms)
  • Good Morning Referral Service
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Community & Rural Transport Provision
  • Family Access Visitation Service
  • Social Prescribing Programme
  • Housing Support
  • Meitheal (Family Support Service)
  • One to One Support
  • Community Secretarial Service
  • Community Education provider
  • Donegal County Council Library outlet
  • Community Newsletter (monthly)
  • Computer and Internet access
  • C. V. one to one support

Support Groups

  • Community Care
  • Women’s Groups
  • Men’s Group
  • Youth Groups
  • Little Smarties Playschool and Afterschool Club
  • Carers Group
  • Lone Parent Group
  • Rural Craft Group
  • Parent & Toddler Group
  • Walkie Talkie Club
  • Community Singing Group
  • Pettigo Runners
  • Community Garden
  • Community Alert



A nominal fee for courses and community groups.

Opening hours

9.30-5pm Monday to Friday

Referral system

  • Self referral
  • Family member or friend referral
  • GP or other health professional

Online services

Some groups, classes and counselling can be accessed online.