If you are in immediate danger call An Garda Síochána on 999/112


24 Hour Telephone Support
24 Hour Emergency Refuge accommodation
One to One Outreach Support in Galway City and County
Drop-in support – no appointment necessary
Court Accompaniment and Accompaniment to general Services
Support for Children – One to One and Group
Parenting Support for Mothers
Support Group for Women
Support Groups for Children
Advocacy (social welfare/housing/Immigration etc)
Referral to Play Therapy for children
Referral to Counselling for Women

Tel: (091) 565 985

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.copegalway.ie

Telephone support helpline, Outreach Service, Court Accompaniment, Child Play Therapy, Free Counselling/Support and Information, Accompanying women to other service’s including gardai and solicitors, transport to refuge, Liaising woth service providers, attending case conferences, Referral to other agencies, Preparation of marital and relationship histories, arranging emergency accommodation and providing transport as required, Writing letters on behalf of clients, Seeking financial assistance for women, Referral of children to appropriate agencies and Securing private rented accommodation.

Phone: 091-866740

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.domesticviolenceresponse.com

Provides telephone support and one to one counselling for adult survivors of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

Tel: 1800 355 355 or (091) 564800

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.galwayrcc.org

Support Services of survivors of sexual violence and those seeking assistance on their behalf.

Tel: 1800 77 8888

Website: www.rapecrisishelp.ie

Medical Examination, Care and Forensic evaluation for Victims of Sexual Violence

Tel: 091 765751 / 087 6338118 Please call 091 757631 Out of Hour and ask for SATU

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.hse.ie/satu


Women’s Aid provide confidential support and information to women and children living with domestic violence who need emergency or ongoing support through the National Freephone Helpline, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Tel: Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900

The National Helpline can support women in over 170 languages through its Language Line facility.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing please text 087 959 7980.

Additional National service includes

National Helpline Instant Messaging Service available on www.womensaid.ie available 7 nights a week from 7pm to 10pm.  Additional hours during the Covid19 crisis include Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm and Saturday 12pm to 3pm and Sunday 11am – 1pm.

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.womensaid.ie

Provides 24 hour telephone support and one to one counselling for adult survivors of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

Tel: 1800 77 8888

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.drcc.ie

Advice and Support for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse. The Male Advice Line is managed by the Men’s Development Network.
Lines are open: Monday & Wednesday 10am-6pm, Tuesday & Thursday 12pm-8pm and 2pm-6pm on Friday.

Tel: 1800 816 588

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.mens-network.net

Provides a confidential helpline, support services and information for men who have or are experiencing domestic violence. Helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm.

Tel: (01) 5543811

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.mensaid.ie

The Board is responsible for the provision of legal aid and advice on matters of civil law to persons unable to fund such services from their own resources. Details of their local offices can be found on their website or by contacting their Lo-call number.

Tel: 1890 615 200

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.legalaidboard.ie

A national network of organisations who support women experiencing domestic violence. Their website includes details of their members around the country.

Website: www.safeireland.ie

Rape Crisis Network Ireland(RCNI) is a specialist information and resource centre on rape and all forms of sexual violence with a proven capacity in strategic leadership. The RCNI role includes the development and coordination of national projects including expert data collection, supporting Rape Crisis Centres to reach best practice standards, using expertise to influence national policy and social change. Representative, umbrella body for Rape Crisis Centres who provide free advice, counselling and support for survivors of sexual abuse in Ireland.

Website: www.rcni.ie