To provide a sympathetic, confidential, nonjudgemental and personal support to young people and their families with the objective of enhancing the young person’s future personal and social development and their well-being.
In 1989 the HYLS was born out of locally identified need to support young people who had difficulties in school, home and community.
A dynamic youth service supporting all post primary schools in Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan and providing support in primary school where the need arises. The service also has four youth workers attached to the four social work teams.
We offer a one stop, wraparound support addressing individual need. We have a strong reputation as an immediate integrated response and an emergency support service. We work to negate negative outcomes by befriending and building rapport with young people and their parents/carers.
We work on all levels of the Hardiker Model and have a great track record of engaging the most challenging troubled children.