Doras Bui provides a wide range of services, all tailored to the needs of our families. Click on the links below to find out more.

See how we help with Information & Support

Learn more about our Teen Parent Support Project

Learn more about our Group Activities & Courses

Learn about our Crèche

Learn about our Counselling for Parents

Learn about our Counselling for Children

News & Views

Coffee mornings

Coffee morning every Friday from 10am – 12pm

in Doras Bui

Starting Friday 30th September

Drop in and meet other lone parents for a cuppa and a chat.

No registration needed

For more information contact Alison at 018484811 or alison.benson@dorasbui.ie

keep-calm-come-to-our-coffee-morning-1

Autumn courses in Doras Bui

Registration for Autumn courses in Doras Bui is Thursday 15th September 

 €5 per course

Thank you

 

 

We would like to say ‘Thanks’ to Our Sponsor – Declan Waters, for his generous financial contribution towards our much needed funds in Doras Bui

              Thank you                               

      

Unit 5, Birch House Rosemount Business Park, Dublin 15

Phone: 01 885 3392 – fax: 01 885 3867

Email: info@dw-autocare.ie

Current
& Upcoming
Activities

Recent
Doras Buí
Activities

Current & Upcoming Activities

Coffee mornings

Coffee morning every Friday from 10am – 12pm

in Doras Bui

Starting Friday 30th September

Drop in and meet other lone parents for a cuppa and a chat.

No registration needed

For more information contact Alison at 018484811 or alison.benson@dorasbui.ie

keep-calm-come-to-our-coffee-morning-1

Autumn courses in Doras Bui

Registration for Autumn courses in Doras Bui is Thursday 15th September 

 €5 per course

Thank you

 

 

We would like to say ‘Thanks’ to Our Sponsor – Declan Waters, for his generous financial contribution towards our much needed funds in Doras Bui

              Thank you                               

      

Unit 5, Birch House Rosemount Business Park, Dublin 15

Phone: 01 885 3392 – fax: 01 885 3867

Email: info@dw-autocare.ie

xmas card

Doras Bui would like to wish you peace love and joy this Christmas 

My Story……

The Teen Parent Support Programme, (TPSP) was established in Doras Bui in 2004, to cater for the needs of pregnant and parenting teen parents in the Dublin 17, 13, 5, 3 and parts of 9 catchment area. There are 11 TPSP projects based around the country, with 4 in Dublin. The TPSP supports teen parents provide numerous supports, such as financial support towards education, information regarding entitlements, advocacy, sex education, parenting advice, peer support and family trips.

We would like to thank Sarah for telling her story of the support she received from the Teen Parent Support Programme and Doras Bui

 

                                                                        Sarah’s story

I left secondary school, just after my Junior Certificate at 15 years of age and I started working. In 2008 at the age of 17 I found out I was pregnant, it was a huge shock to me and my family. At the end of 2008 I lost my job while I was pregnant and I found it very hard to find another job. While I was pregnant, I decided I wanted to further my education, to provide a better life for me and my son. I had hated school, but I always liked the thought of learning. While pregnant I went to an open day for back to education in Colaiste Dhulaigh. I met with Klara Fry, the co-ordinator of LEAP, (a back to education FETAC level 4 course). Klara encouraged me to apply for the course the coming September. She let me attend one day per week, while I was heavily pregnant in order to prepare to attend full time in September.
I gave birth to my beautiful son, Ben, on the 24th June 2009.
Another local organisation told me about Doras Bui. I rang and made an appointment to meet with the Teen Parent Support project worker (TPSP), Siobhan.  As I was starting my course in September, just 12 weeks after Ben was born, she helped me find a qualified childminder, and the TPSP project helped pay a contribution towards the cost of Ben’s childcare and books for my course. I passed my course in LEAP and progressed on to a two year PLC in Business (FETAC Level 5 & 6) with Colaiste Dhulaigh, after completing my PLC, I was accepted into the Business Honours Degree (FETAC level 8) in the National College of Ireland. I have just completed my final year degree exams in the NCI and I have been offered a full time job as an Inside Sells Account Manager in Dell Ireland. Doras Bui have supported me throughout the last six years of my education with information, guidance and financial contributions.
Going back to education with a young baby was tough, I had no support from Ben’s father as he is not in either of our lives. It was difficult juggling night feeds, sleep deprivation, getting us both organised us both in the morning, dropping Ben off to the childminder, getting to college on time, trying to get back to the childminder on time to pick ben up in the evenings, not to mention completing my assignments in the evening after college while trying to fit in studying for exams. I do not know how I got through it! Even as Ben got older new challenges were sent my way as a student and a single parent of a growing boy.
I attended two STEPS personal development courses in Doras Bui. This course changed my perspective on life, it made me face up to, and deal with issues and problems that I had buried deep for many years. I have enjoyed family trips with Doras Bui as it is a great way to meet other lone parents in my situation and make new friendships.
It is the little things that mean so much to me, I know I  can call in anytime to see Siobhan, the organisation sent me a card to congratulate me when I was offered my job, it meant so much to me. When I attended the STEPS course four years ago, I was having a bad day and Anita posted an affirmation card to me, to lift my spirits, to this day I keep that card in my purse.
I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for the help, support and gaudiness I received from Doras Bui (Siobhan) I wouldn’t be where I am today. Doras Bui gave me the tools to reach the best of my potential and to be in such a positive place to continue to build the best life I can for my son Ben and myself.
If you would like to contact The Teen Parent Support Programme, you can contact, Siobhan Roddy, Teen Parent Support Project Worker, on 018484811 or 0870516529, email siobhan.roddy@dorasbui.ie, or just pop into Doras Bui to make an appointment. 

Find Out About Our Funding & Fundraising

 

 

We would like to say ‘Thanks’ to Our Sponsor – Declan Waters, for his generous financial contribution towards our much needed funds in Doras Bui

              Thank you                               

      

Unit 5, Birch House Rosemount Business Park, Dublin 15

Phone: 01 885 3392 – fax: 01 885 3867

Email: info@dw-autocare.ie

Share