Kilcooley Women’s Centre, based in the Kilcooley Estate with sites in Balloo and Bangor Town Centre in Bangor and has has provided services for women in North Down since 1995. The Women’s Centre is a key player and works collaboratively with other agencies towards improved outcomes for all residents of the estate and surrounding areas.
The Centre has been acknowledged as a valuable asset within the community and has developed a diverse range of services to meet the identified needs of women, children and their families living within the Kilcooley and wider North Down area. Local women are involved in the staffing and management of the centre. Kilcooley Womens Centre is a key provider for training, health awareness, childcare and young women’s activities and leads on community based education in the area.
The Centre offers a welcoming environment, where local women can engage in a wide portfolio of activities, including training and education, employability skills, health and wellbeing programs, peace and reconciliation activities, arts programs and personal development programs to build skills, confidence and self esteem.
The centre links with 14 regional women’s centres in Northern Ireland and co-operates with other regional, national and European partners.