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 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 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)
- Information and Advocacy
- Court accompaniment
- Accompaniment to other state agencies such as community welfare, housing officers etc
- 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…