Residential Care for Teenage Girls

All enquiries can be made by directly contacting:

Good Shepherd Cork 
Residential Care for Teenage Girls
Contact us via email
T: 021 430 4205

Riverview provides residential accommodation to girls between the ages of 15 and 19 years, who are out of home or at risk of being out of home. Our goal is to work with the girls to build greater resilience and help them reach their potential, increasing their self-confidence and self-esteem. Each young person is unique and staff tailor an individual plan to meet their personal needs and provide support regarding health, therapeutic wellbeing, and education and family relationships.

Our approach is child-centred, multi-layered and non-judgemental and recognises that each human being is unique with their own specific needs.

Our service can accommodate six girls. The centre has two placements specifically for young women, 18-19 years, which are allocated on a planned basis. Four placements are designated for 15-17-year old girls and these can be accessed on an emergency or planned basis. Each young person has an assessment upon admission with staff and her social worker and a care plan is devised to meet specific individual needs. Each girl will be allocated a keyworker who will work with her on a one to one basis.

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.