Getting Help

How do I find a domestic violence support service?

There are 39 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 24 hours, 7 days a week including Christmas Day).

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 39 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 Carlow Women’s Aid1800 444 944
059 917 3552
ClareClare Haven Services065 684
Cork Cuanle Refuge021 4277
Cork West Cork Women Against Violence Project1800 203
Cork Mna Feasa021 4211757 
Cork OSS Cork1800 497
Cork YANA, North Cork Domestic Violence Project022 53915 
Donegal Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service1800
Donegal Lifeline Inishowen074 937
Donegal Letterkenny Women's Centre074 912
Dublin Aoibhneas Women’s Refuge01 867
Dublin Inchicore Outreach Violence Against Women Centre01 454 5239 
Dublin Rathmines Women’s Refuge01 496 1002/1322 
Dublin Sonas Domestic Violence Charity01
Dublin Women’s Aid1800 341
Dublin Saoirse Women’s Refuge01 463
Dublin Dublin 12 Domestic Violence Service01 456
DublinBlanchardstown Women's Refuge
Galway COPE – Waterside House Women’s Refuge091
GalwayDomestic Violence Response091
Kerry Adapt Kerry Women’s Refuge and Support Service066
Kildare Teach Tearmainn045 535178
Helpline: 045 527584
Kilkenny AMBER, Kilkenny Women’s Refuge1850 424244 
Laois Laois Support Service Against Domestic Abuse057 8671100 
Limerick ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services1800 200 504 
LongfordLongford Women’s Link043 33
Louth Drogheda Women’s Refuge041
Louth Women’s Aid Dundalk042
Mayo Mayo Women’s Support Service094
Meath Meath Women’s Refuge & Support Service046
Monaghan Tearmann Domestic Violence Services047
Offaly Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service057
Roscommon Roscommon Violence Against Women Services071
Sligo Domestic Violence Advocacy Service071
Tipperary Ascend Women’s Support Service0505 23999 
Tipperary Cuan Saor Women’s Refuge & Support Service1800 576757 
Waterford Oasis House Refuge1890 264 364  
Westmeath Esker House Refuge090 6474122 
Wexford Wexford Women’s Refuge1800 220 444 
Wicklow Bray Women’s Refuge01 286 6163 (24 Hour)