Safe Ireland members in Kikenny

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AMBER, Kilkenny Women’s Refuge

County: Kilkenny
Tel:
056 7771404
Helpline:
1850 424244 or 056 7771404
Fax:
056 7771899
Email:
info@amberwomensrefuge.ie
Website: www.kilkennywomensrefuge.ie
Access Hours: 24 hours

Ethos/Main Aims of Organisation:

To provide an environment which is safe, accepting and secure for women and children who have experienced domestic violence.To offer support, protection and Counselling to women as they make choices and pursue opportunities for personal growth.

Refuge facilities comprise of 7 bedrooms with bathrooms, each accommodating a woman and up to four children. The cooking, dining, laundry, childcare and social areas in the refuge are communal.

Services Provided:

  • 24-hour short term emergency refuge accommodation
  • 24-hour helpline
  • Support and information (drop-in or appointment based)
  • Childcare programme for children affected by domestic violence
  • Court accompaniment service
  • Outreach service
  • Aftercare
  • Crisis counselling service
  • Play/Art therapy
  • Educational programmes to adolescent groups and schools
  • Awareness raising