SAFE Ireland has 39 member services offering a range of supports to women experiencing domestic violence, 22 of which are providing accommodation for women and children fleeing a violent partner or someone else with whom they are in a close but unsafe relationship.

Domestic violence services work to promote the safety and wellbeing of women and children experiencing domestic violence. They provide a wide range of supports and services to women and children across the country, from 24hr crisis accommodation (refuges), to also tailoring services to meet the individual emotional, practical and safety related needs for which women and children seek support. To address the needs of women and children, domestic violence support services around the country provide:

  • Safe, emergency accommodation (Mainly 24 hour Refuges and Safe Houses)
  • Outreach
  • Information and Advocacy
  • Accompaniment to other state agencies such as community welfare, housing officers, GardaÍ, social work, courts etc.
  • Helplines
  • Childcare
  • A range of supports for children
  • Supported transitional housing
  • Support groups

The majority of member organisations also lobby and advocate for societal change in relation to state and community responses to women at risk of violence.