Girls staying in Riverview often access other Good Shepherd Cork services such as education and training, addiction and mental health supports, domestic violence supports and, when they move on from the centre, aftercare support.
Throughout each placement, the young person, her family, GSC staff and other professionals collaborate to identify a suitable move-on plan. This plan varies depending on the needs of the young person, her age, and individual circumstances. The young person may return home or move to be with a relative, to another residential facility, to supported accommodation or independent living.
Once girls have moved on they still have access to a range of Good Shepherd Cork services including weekly support groups, an aftercare worker, health promotion and wellbeing groups and a youth club for arts and crafts, films, fun and social activities.
The team at Riverview strive to provide a comfortable home for young people where they can take time to rebuild family relationships and focus on personal goals and aspirations.