KDYS Family Support


We are rapidly adapting our services to support our service users both children and families in Kerry since the Covid-19 crisis began.

The KDYS priority continues to be the provision of services to children and families during this challenging time.

  • Parenting support
  • Practical support
  • Managing behaviour
  • Supporting children and Teenagers who have anxiety
  • Establishing and maintaining routines
  • Support in managing the Covid-19 crisis.
  • Support in establishing routines and completion of homework.

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KDYS Family Support

Family Support is a style of work and a wide range of activities that strengthen positive informal social networks through community based programmes and services.  The main focus of these services is on early intervention aiming to promote and protect the health, well-being and rights of all children, young people and their families. At the same time particular attention is given to those who are vulnerable or at risk.

The KDYS run TWO family support programmes in partnership with TUSLA one in Tralee and one in Kilorglin.


The project is a family support initiative designed to improve the well-being of families, parents and children. Cróige is open and available to all families, parents and children in the community as well as having a more specific strategy of working intensively with those who are most in need. The project is based in Aras An Phobail, Deans Lane, Tralee. Please call (0)66 7185620 for more information.

KDYS Killorglin Neighbourhood Youth Project

KDYS Killorglin Neighbourhood Youth Project is a community based youth development and family support service working with young people aged 10 to 18 and their families. The NYP looks to strengthen the connections between young people, their families and their communities. The NYP run a number of group and open access programmes working with young people from all backgrounds in the Killorglin area. Please call (066) 9790444 or drop in to the KDYS Killorglin youth centre, Bridge street, Killorglin for more information.