Anew provides support services for pregnant women and new mothers in the areas of parenting, emotional wellbeing, homelessness and housing.
We have been providing support for pregnant women and new mothers since 1981.
The animation below gives a quick illustration of the evolution of our services.
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Our award-winning services in Swords comprise supported accommodation for pregnant women and new mothers. This service provides intensive support for women during their pregnancies and new motherhood. Our experienced Social Care Workers, Housing Workers and Support Workers provide life skills training and therapeutic parenting support as well as practical support in finding their ‘forever home’.
Our Day Services are provided in Haven House in Dublin City Centre, where pregnant women and new mothers can attend peer-t0-peer group sessions, therapeutic parenting support and other services.
We also provide outreach parenting support into Direct Provision Centres, Family Hubs and other temporary accommodation throughout Ireland.
Common themes throughout our services include Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Addiction and Mental Health issues. Our clients come from all walks of life, including migrants, care leavers and other minority groups.
Our referrals typically come from maternity hospitals, social workers and self-referral.
We are committed to measuring the impacts of our services for our clients; we do this using the evidence-based Outcome Star measurement tool.
The outcomes of our service are closely aligned with the desired outcomes of the National Strategy “Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures”:
• Children and parents and other adults who need supports to ensure effective family functioning receive them through our parenting support programmes
• Early participation in our services will ensure that women are well-equipped to support and promote the well-being of their children in to the future.
• Timely intervention from our staff equips new mothers with the skills to keep their children protected from harm.
• Babies in our service who need protection from intentional or unintentional harm receive a timely and appropriate response to their needs within Anew.
• Women who have children in care are well-supported to achieve their potential in terms of health, educational and well-being outcomes in ways that contribute to a positive life trajectory.