The TYRE Project is a youth diversion project working with young people ages 12-17 at risk of/involved in antisocial behavior or criminal activity. The aim of the Project is to divert participants away from the criminal justice system through their voluntary participation in a range of activities.
In the project they try to build meaningful relationships with the young people and have a focus on risk/need areas such as Educational difficulties, Familial circumstances, Peer Relations, Substance Misuse, Leisure/Recreation Activities, Attitudes/Orientations and Personality/Behaviour. We provide support through voluntary participation in 1:1 work, developmental group work, issue based programmes, seasonal programmes and special interest programmes.
In February of 2022 the TYRE Project relocated to a new centre. We can now be found in:
Riverstown Business Park,
Tramore, Co. Waterford.
If you or someone you know would benefit in engaging in the Project or if you have any questions, please contact Barry (086-605-2214) or Catherine (086-049-7308) or write to our social media pages.
We also share this space with the East Co. Waterford Community Based Drugs Initiative. The CBDI provides support to people struggling with substance misuse issues, family members of people living with substance misuse issues and members of the community affected by substance misuse.
The CBDI provide a listening ear, motivational techniques, psycho-social education, holistic therapies and referrals to relevant services. The project has one staff member and a team of local community volunteers and is a community-based service working from a Community Development model.
If you are interested in the service for yourself, or someone you are concerned about please call Maureen (086-852-7173).