Getting Help

How do I find a domestic violence support service?

There are over forty domestic violence support services in Ireland for women and their children, 21 of these services provide refuge accommodation.

To find your nearest domestic violence support service click here. Alternatively contact your local Garda station or phone the National Freephone Helpline on 1800 341 900 (Open 10am – 10pm).

If you have an iPhone or iPad you can download the SAFE Ireland app which is an easy reference of information about domestic violence support services in Ireland.

For details of how to download the SAFE Ireland App for free click here

What supports are available for me and my children?

There are over 40 domestic violence services in Ireland. Of these 21 provide 24 hour emergency accommodation. All services are free and confidential.*

Many SAFE Ireland members offer a range of Emotional, Practical, Safety and Child related supports to women and their children including:

  • Safe, emergency, 24 hour accommodation (Refuge)
  • Outreach
  • Information and Advocacy
  • Court accompaniment
  • Accompaniment to other state agencies such as community welfare, housing officers etc
  • Helplines
  • Childcare
  • A range of supports for children.
  • Supported transitional housing,
  • Support groups

All these services are free, confidential and available to all women. You can contact the service closest to where you live or work or study, or you can contact any of the services in Ireland. All the domestic violence services are listed by their county location.

*All domestic violence services have policy’s in line with the Children First Guidelines where clients/callers are made aware of in the case of disclosure about abuse of a child.

Click on a location on the map below for more information…

CountyName of ServiceClick on service for more infoHelpline/Telephone No.Website
Carlow (7)Carlow Women’s Aid1800 444 944
059 917 3552
carlowwomensaid@gmail.com
 
Clare (8)Clare Haven Services065 684 2646www.clarehaven.ie
Cork (10)Cuanle Refuge021 4277 698www.cuanleerefuge.org
Cork (28)West Cork Women Against Violence Project1800 203 136www.westcorkwomensproject.ie
Cork (32)Mna Feasa021 4211757 
Cork (33)OSS Cork1800 497 497www.osscork.ie
Cork (40)YANA, North Cork Domestic Violence Project022 53915 
Donegal (11)Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service1800 262677www.donegaldomesticviolenceservice.ie
Donegal (14)Inishowen Women’s Outreach074 937 3232www.inishowenwomensoutreach.com
Donegal (41)Letterkenny Women's Centre074 912 4985www.lwc.ie
Dublin (3)Aoibhneas Women’s Refuge01 867 0805www.aoibhneas.org
Dublin (20)Inchicore Outreach Violence Against Women Centre01 454 5239 
Dublin (23)Rathmines Women’s Refuge01 496 1002/1322 
Dublin (24)Sonas Domestic Violence Charity01 8349027www.sonashousing.ie
Dublin (30)Women’s Aid1800 341 900www.womensaid.ie
Dublin (34)Saoirse Women’s Refuge01 463 0000www.saoirsewomensrefuge.ie
Dublin (36)Dublin 12 Domestic Violence Service01 456 3126www.d12dvs.ie
Dublin (38)Blanchardstown Women's Refuge jheath@sonashousing.ie
Galway (27)COPE – Waterside House Women’s Refuge091 565985www.copegalway.ie
Galway (39)Domestic Violence Response091 866740www.domesticviolenceresponse.com
Kerry (2)Adapt Kerry Women’s Refuge and Support Service066 7129100www.kerryrefuge.com
Kildare (25)Teach Tearmainn045 438461 
Kilkenny (15)AMBER, Kilkenny Women’s Refuge1850 424244 
Laois (16)Laois Support Service Against Domestic Abuse057 8671100 
Limerick (1)ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services1800 200 504 
Limerick (35)Southill Domestic Abuse Project061 313025 
Longford (17)Longford Women’s Link043 33 41511www.longfordwomenslink.org
Louth (12)Drogheda Women’s Refuge041 9844550www.droghedarefuge.org
Louth (31)Women’s Aid Dundalk042 9333244www.womensaiddundalk.org
Mayo (18)Mayo Women’s Support Service094 9025409www.mayowomenssupportservices.com
Meath (19)Meath Women’s Refuge & Support Service046 9022393www.womensaidmeath.ie
Monaghan (26)Tearmann Domestic Violence Services047 72311www.tearmann.net
Offaly (22)Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service057 9351886www.odvss.ie
Roscommon (13)Roscommon Violence Against Women Services071 9663840www.familylifecentre.ie
Sligo (37)Domestic Violence Advocacy Service071 9141515www.domesticviolence.ie
Tipperary (4)Ascend Women’s Support Service0505 23999 
Tipperary (9)Cuan Saor Women’s Refuge & Support Service1800 576757 
Waterford (21)Oasis House Refuge1890 264 364  
Westmeath (5)Esker House Refuge090 6474122 
Wexford (29)Wexford Women’s Refuge1800 220 444 
Wicklow (6)Bray Women’s Refuge01 286 6163www.braywomensrefuge.com