Inspiring hope, believing in change

About Us

Le Chéile Mentoring is a national, volunteer mentoring and family support service, which works with young people and their families, where the young person is involved in or at risk of offending.

Our vision statement is for every young person at risk to have the right supports at the right time, to make the most of their lives.

Last Year

188

Young People Mentored

75

Parents Mentored

21

Young People in the RJ Programme

255

Current Volunteers

2256

Mentoring Sessions

Our Services

Youth Mentoring

Parent Mentoring

Restorative Justice

Family Support

Testimonials

“If you are being offered a service like that, grab it with both hands because it really really helps, it really does help, I don’t think anyone wants to go to jail.”

“My time with Le Chéile has given me the chance to learn, not only by their training programs, but also from the people you meet along the way. It is very rewarding to be able to help young adults or parents, to offer support and guidance. To see someone develop personally and want to change as the mentoring sessions progress is very rewarding.”

“For the first time, I met people who listened, who told me I mattered, that I was worth hearing and worth helping – that I was a person in my own right, as well as being a wife, mother, employee etc. – that it wasn’t selfish or weak to ask for help or to put myself first sometimes.

“They (your Mentor) bring you out, you have something to do, you stay off the streets instead of messing about with your mates. They help you with a lot.”

“Le Chéile threw me a lifeline – the simple ‘How are you doing?’ texts, the taking me out, the time devoted to me, the gift of feeling alive again – will not be forgotten.”

“No words can explain how giving 1-2 hours a week as a “volunteer”, the feeling you get when you see a person grow and want to make changes in their life because they have someone who meets with them and believes in them.”

Volunteering

Le Chéile believes in volunteer-led mentoring and our team of trained and committed volunteers across the country are the foundation of the organisation. It is our volunteer mentors who work directly with most of the young people and parents referred to our service and they provide support, encouragement, a listening ear and inspiration to reach goals or overcome challenges.

News

Protecting young people from a life of crime

Protecting young people from a life of crime

Le Cheile welcomes the publication of the Engagement of Children in Criminal Activity Bill 2023. This bill, for the first time, will create specific offences where an adult compels, coerces, induces or invites a child to engage in criminal activity. Speaking about the...

Celebrating International Mentoring Day

Celebrating International Mentoring Day

Sometimes when you’re in a bad way, you feel like you have nobody and you kind of find it hard to express yourself and stuff like that but having a Mentor there, like someone that’s willing to listen and talk, it’s definitely a good thing.  Young person in mentoring...

Meet Le Cheile Mentoring with Cork Volunteer Centre

Meet Le Cheile Mentoring with Cork Volunteer Centre

Join us for a coffee and a chat about mentoring Le Cheile is delighted to announce that we will be taking part in Cork Volunteer Centre's virtual meet the organisation series. Are you interested in volunteering with Le Cheile Mentoring but want to know more about what...

Contact Us

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