WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CONTACT OUR SERVICE?

We provide a free and confidential service to give you an opportunity to explore problems you may be having in your relationship.

We will arrange a once-off assessment visit with you at a place that is safe and assessable for you.

We will offer you further follow up appointments, court accompaniment and referrals to other agencies as needed.

We will accompany you to other relevant agencies as needed

We provide telephone support should you require assistance between appointments

DO I HAVE TO PAY?

Our services are free although donations are welcome if you can afford to do so.


WHAT DO WE MEAN BY A CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE?

Our staff are trained to guarantee a high level of confidentiality.

We will not reveal your identity or speak to any other service unless you give us permission to do so.

We will not disclose whether you use our service to anyone unless you request us to do so.

We do not engage with partners of women who approach our service for help. The exception to confidentiality is where a report of child abuse is made. Under Children First Guidelines, we are obliged to report incidents of child abuse to the HSE

We will do our best to protect your anonymity and ensure no other client knows you are using our service.

We stagger appointments to ensure you will not meet other clients.

We see clients strictly by appointment.

HOW LONG WILL I NEED SUPPORT ?

Clients can choose to avail of short-term assistance to deal with a presenting issue, a practical issue or avail of once off emotional support. Most clients avail of ongoing support throughout the process of dealing with domestic violence.

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