Service Supports for Schools

Service Supports for Schools

Below is a list of services run by other organisations in your local area that may be able to provide support for you

Local Services National Services Helplines Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Find your local services

Carlow

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing Services Department,
Carlow County Council,
Tullow Civic Offices,
Inner Relief Road,
Tullow,
Co Carlow
Phone: 059 917 0300
Email: secretar@carlowcoco.ie
Opening hours: 9:30-5:00 Monday to Friday

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

There are no family hubs or dedicated family emergency accommodation units in Carlow. Families who are registered as homeless with Carlow County Council are placed in hotels or B&Bs as emergency accommodation.

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Carlow Regional Youth Service

Provides afterschool/homework support for 8-12 year olds.

Address: Montgomery House
Athy Road
Co Carlow
Tel: 059 913 0476

Libraries

Find your local library and the services they provide here.

Citizens’ Information

Carlow Citizens Information Centre
St Catherines Community Services Centre
St Josephs Road
Co Carlow
Tel: 0761 07 5130
Email: carlow@citinfo.ie
www.citizensinformation.ie

Literacy Support for Parents

Carlow Adult Learning Centre
Provides tuition services for adults to develop their literacy skills.
Address: Tullow Road,
Co Carlow
Tel: 059 913 5544
Email: calcadmin@eircom.net

Domestic Violence Services

Carlow Women’s Aid

Provides information and Support Service, court accompaniment, counselling, outreach.
Helpline:  1800 444 944 (Freephone)
Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Tel: 059 917 3552
Email: info@carlowwomensaid.ie
www.carlowwomensaid.ie

Family Services

Barnardos Centre
24 Askea Lawns,
Tullow Road,
Co Carlow
Phone: 059 913 2868
Email: info@carlow.barnardos.ie

Family Resource Centre

Find your local Family Resource Centre here.

Long-Term Accommodation

Tinteán Housing
To apply you must be on the housing list of Carlow Local Authorities.If you are, simply fill in an application form (download it or collect from the Tinteán office) and return it Tinteán. A member of staff will then contact the applicant.

Carlow Voluntary Housing Association Ltd.
Tinteán Coille Community Centre,
Tinteán Coille,
Pollerton,
Co Carlow
Tel: 059 913 5934
Email: admin@tinteanhousing.com

Cavan

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing,
Cavan County Council,
Farnham street,
Co Cavan
Phone: 049 437 8300
Email: housing@cavancoco.ie

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

There are no family hubs or dedicated family emergency accommodation units in Cavan. Families who are registered as homeless with Cavan County Council are placed in hotels or B&Bs as emergency accommodation.

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Focus Family Resource Centre
Focus Family Resource Centre endeavours to engage people experiencing social exclusion and marginalization and to develop projects to reduce levels of poverty and isolation.
Services include counselling services for adults, children and teenagers (referrals via school or self-referral)
Counselling service contact: Kay O’Connor
Appointments can be made through the Focus Reception on 049 4364065 or by contacting Kay on 086 6099965.

Libraries

Find your local library and the services they provide here.

Citizens’ Information

Cavan CIC
Ground Floor
Elm House
Elm Bank
Cavan
Co Cavan
Tel: 0761 07 5200
email: cavan@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes
Free Legal Advice Centre: A Free Legal Information Service is provided at Co. Cavan CIS on the second Monday of each month from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. The service is free and confidential and enquiries are dealt with individually on a first come first served basis.

Literacy Support for Parents

Cavan Adult Learning Centre
5 Church View Square
Cavan,
Co Cavan
Contact Name: Siobhan McEntee
Phone number: 049 435 3952
Mobile number: 087 124 7070
Contact Email: siobhanmcentee@cmetb.ie

Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence Advocacy Service for Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan

Confidential telephone support, Individual appointments, Information, Outreach support including accompaniment to courts, Garda Stations, Hospitals, solicitors, social welfare etc., Support and Advocacy, Awareness Raising & Public Education, Support groups for women who have left abusive relationships.

Helpline: 071 9141515
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.
Tel: 071 9141515 / 071 9616844
Email: infodvas@eircom.net
www.domesticviolence.ie

Email Support for dead / hard of hearing women: infodvas@eircom.net
Text Service for deaf / hard of hearing women: 087 7169839
Can provide ISL Interpreter via DeafHear in Sligo

Tearmann Domestic Violence Services Monaghan (and Cavan)
Main Services: Telephone Helpline, Drop In or appointment based visits, Crisis Counselling, Advocacy/Accompaniment, Court Accompaniment, Children’s Services, Awareness Raising, Training, Outreach, Support Groups, Referrals
Helpline: 047 72311
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Tel: 047 72749
Email: tearmanndvs@eircom.net
www.tearmann.net
Email Support for deaf / hard of hearing women: info@odvss.ie

Family Services

Family Resource Centre

Find your local Family Resource Centre here.

Clare

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Homeless Action Team,
Housing and Social Services,
Clare County Council,
Áras Contae an Chláir,
New Road,
Ennis,
Co Clare
Phone: 065 684 6291
Email: homeless@clarecoco.ie

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Clare Haven Refuge
Refuge open to women and children experiencing abusive relationships. Contains family units, and provides support and an individualised care-plan.
Address (drop-in): Munster House,
Gort Road Business Park,
Gort Road,
Ennis,
Co Clare
Opening hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Phone: 065 682 2435
Email: clientcare@clarehaven.ie 

Libraries

Find contact details for libraries in Clare and their services on Clare County Council’s website.

Citizens’ Information

Ennis CIC
Bindon Lane,
Bank Place,
Ennis,
Co Clare
Phone: 0761 07 5260

Kilrush CIC
Francis Street,
Kilrush,
Co Clare
Phone: 0761 07 5310

Shannon CIC
Unit 1,
Business Centre,
Shannon Town Centre,
Shannon,
Co Clare
Phone: 0761 07 5370

Literacy Support for Parents

Clare Further Education and Training Centre (FET)
LCETB,
Clonroad Campus,
Clonroad Business Park,
Ennis,
Co Clare
Tel: 065 682 4819
Email: margot.walsh@lcetb.ie

Domestic Violence Services

Clare Haven Refuge
Refuge open to women and children experiencing abusive relationships. Contains family units, and provides support and an individualised care-plan.
Address (drop-in): Munster House,
Gort Road Business Park,
Gort Road,
Ennis,
Co Clare
Opening hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Phone: 065 682 2435
Email: clientcare@clarehaven.ie

Family Services

Clare County Childcare Committee
1 Kilrush Road,
Ennis,
Co Clare
Tel: 065 6864862

Family Resource Centre

Find your local Family Resource Centre here.

Cork

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Accommodation Placement Service,
Cork City Council,
City Hall,
Anglesea Street,
Co Cork
Phone: 021 480 5495
Email: homeless@corkcity.ie

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Cuanlee Refuge
Refuge consists of self-contained family units, and provides individualised care and support for those experiencing domestic violence.
Address: Kyrls Quay,
Co Cork
Phone: 021 427 7698
Email: info@cuanleerefuge.org
www.cuanleerefuge.org

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Cork City Partnership School Based Supports
Four main projects involved in School Based Programmes which aims to support and monitoring of in-school and after-school supports to prevent early school leaving at primary and post-primary level.

Contact Breeda Fitzgerald at 021 4302310 or at bfitzgerald@partnershipcork.ie

corkcitypartnership.ie/school-based-supports/

Libraries

Find your local library and the services they provide here.

Citizens’ Information

Find your local Citizens’ Information Centre here.

Literacy Support for Parents

Find adult literacy courses in Cork here.

Domestic Violence Services

Mna Feasa
Telephone Helpline, Court Accompaniment, Support Groups, Support & Information, Outreach, Schools Education Programme, Alternative Health Care Programme
Helpline : 021 421 1757
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.
Tel: 021 421 2955
Email: mnafeasa@eircom.net
mnafeasa.com/
Text Service for women: 085 888 8576

YANA North Cork Domestic Violence Project
Main services: Helpline, email/text support for deaf/hard of hearing women

Helpline : 022 53915
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 10.30am-12.20am, Fri 8pm-10pm
Tel: 022 53915
Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women: yana@eircom.net
Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women: 087 6873875

West Cork Women Against Violence Project
Support & Information, Freephone Helpline, Court Accompaniment, Outreach Drop-in Service, Counselling Referral if requested (First 6 sessions paid by project), Transport to Refuge, Arrange appointment to suit client needs (in the case of no transport due to rural isolation, client disabled and unable to access services).
Email Support for deaf / hard of hearing women: admin@westcorkwomensproject.ie
Helpline : 1800 203 136 (Tuesday, 10am to 4pm)
Opening Hours: Administration opening hours Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm. Helpline opening hours Tuesday 10am – 4pm.
There is also a second outreach location in Skibbereen, Tel: (028) 23607, Open Friday 11-2.
Outreach workers can also go to Kenmare area.
Tel: 027 538 47
Email: admin@westcorkwomensproject.ie
westcorkwomensproject.ie

Family Services

School Completion Programme

Identifying and supporting children at risk of not reaching their potential in the educational system because of poor attendance, participation and retention via initiatives such as breakfast clubs; homework clubs; afterschool supports; mentoring programmes. Ensuring that schools have in place the appropriate procedures to monitor, identify and respond to attendance, participation and retention issue.

Contact details are available here.

Family Resource Centre

Find your local Family Resource Centre here.

Donegal

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Donegal County Council,
County House,
The Diamond,
Lifford,
Co Donegal
Phone: 074 915 3900
Email: info@donegalcoco.ie

Donegal County Council will refer to relevant public service centre in county.

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

St. Colmcille Hostel for the Homeless
Provides short-term accommodation single units, catering for men, women, and families.
Address: Sallaghraine,
Letterkenny,
Co Donegal
Phone: 074 912 8998

Libraries

Find your local library and the services they provide here.

Citizens’ Information

Find your local Citizens’ Information Centre here.

Literacy Support for Parents

Donegal Adult Education and Training Centre
Adult Education Centre
Drumcliff
Donegal Town

Co Donegal
Ireland
Tel: 074-974 0181
Mobile number: 086 647 4122
Contact Email: martinaneedham@donegaletb.ie

Domestic Violence Services

Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service
Provides information and support on refuges available for women and their children.
Address: P.O Box 55
Letterkenny,
Co Donegal
Phone: 1800 262 677 (24 hour helpline)
Email: ddvsrefuge@gmail.com

Family Services

Bundoran Community Childcare
To provide low-cost high-quality childcare services for children aged 1 – 12 years, within a purpose-built facility.Targets marginalised groups including lone parents, low income families, refugees, travellers and seasonal workers, as well as working parents and those who are training or re-training. Provision of Full Daycare, Preschool and Afterschool care, as well as Easter Activity Camps and Summer Camps.

Bundoran Community Childcare
New Retail Park
Bundoran
Co Donegal

Tel: 071 98 33685
Mobile: 0719833685
Email: bundoranchildcare@yahoo.ie

Donegal Community Playgroup

Donegal Community Playgroup & Montessori is a childcare service specialising in preschool care and education. Children can start Playgroup when they turn 2 years and 6 months. Offers the ECCE (free preschool year), CCS (community childcare scheme) and TEC (training and education scheme) all on a sessional or part-time basis.

Michael Cooney Memorial Park
Mullins
Donegal Town
Co Donegal
Tel: 074 97 40836
Mob: 087 288 2752
Email: orla@donegalplaygroup.com

Long-Term Accommodation

North-West Simon Supported Housing

Provides 31 apartments for single people and 11 houses for families who have low support needs. The project attempts to address the issues that may have caused homelessness or tenancy issues in the past. Many of the residents participate in work or training projects during the daytime. All those referred must have been assessed by the local authority as having a housing need.

Housing Support Worker,
Letterkenny office.
Tel: 074 9121613
Email: housingsupport@northwestsimon.ie

Dublin

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Homeless Persons Unit
Provides payments under Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme & offers advice on payments.

Women & families: Irish Families/Women and New Communities Unit, 77 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1
Phone: 1800 724 724 (Enquiries freephone)
Opening hours: 
Monday – Wednesday – 09:30 to 12:00
Thursday – 10:30 to 12:00.
Friday – 09:30 to 12:00

Appointment/walk in: Walk in service

Men: HPU – Men’s Unit, North Cumberland Street, Dublin 1
Opening hours:
Monday – Wednesday – 09:30 to 12:00
Thursday – 10:30 to 12:00.
Friday – 09:30 to 12:00
Phone: 1800 724 724 (Enquiries freephone)

Appointment/walk in: Appointment only via number above.

Local Authority Assessment & Placement Service (Dublin City Council)
This service provides information and advice and an initial contact assessment to place those who are homeless into temporary accommodation. It also assigns people a Housing Officer, who will work with the individual to put in place more long-term accommodation options.
6-9 Conyngham Road,
Parkgate Hall,
Dublin 8
Opening Hours: 10:00-12:00/2:00-4:00 Mon to Fri.
Email: homelesslist@dublincity.ie
Phone: 01 222 3848
OR
24-hour homeless helpline: Freephone 1800 707 707

www.homelessdublin.ie

Fingal
Assessment & Placement Service,
Housing Department – Fingal County Council,
Grove Road,
Blanchardstown,
Dublin 15
Opening hours: 10:00-12:30; 2:30-3:30 Mon to Fri
Phone: If you have never been homeless before; 01 890 5090
If you have already presented to the Homeless Unit and have been assessed as homeless; 01 890-5800
Email: homeless@fingalcoco.ie

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Assessment & Placement Service
Housing Department -Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council,
County Hall,
Marine Road,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co Dublin
Opening hours: 10am-12pm Mon to Fri
2pm-4pm Mon to Fri for repeat presentations
Phone: 01 205 4700
Email: homeless@dlrcoco.ie

South Dublin
Assessment & Placement Service
Housing Department – South Dublin County Council,
County Hall,
Tallaght,
Dublin 24
Opening hours: 10am-12pm Mon to Fri
2pm-4pm Mon to Fri (by appointment only)
Phone: 01 414 9000

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Rendu Apartments (SVP)
Short-term accommodation provided for women and women with children. Staff provide support to link into services and secure move-on accommodation.
Address: North William Street,
Dublin 1
Phone: 01 836 3548/ 874 5374

Supported Accommodation

Long-term Supported Housing (Focus Ireland)
This service targets single people, families and couples who have identified support needs, and provides either on-site or visiting support to people who are in vulnerable situations or living with issues such as mental health or other health difficulties, and who may not be able to sustain their tenancy in their own home without this housing support. Staff also identify underlying issues that may place a tenancy at risk and work with the household to ensure that these are addressed.
Address: Stanhope Green,
Stanhope Street,
Dublin 7
Phone: 01 671 1219
Email: stanhopesupport@focusireland.ie

Address: George’s Hill Apartments,
Halston Street,
Dublin 7
Phone: 01 878 6514
Email: georgeshill@focusireland.ie

Support to Live Independently (Slí) (Focus Ireland & Peter McVerry Trust)
This service is a settlement service providing visiting support to households that will assist them to occupy, or continue to occupy, their housing and progress from homelessness towards independent living.

Contact person: Brenda Dempsey
Contact Address: 494 North Circular Road,
Dublin 1
Phone: 01 894 2724 / 086 0255075
Email: brenda.dempsey@focusireland.ie

Emergency Accommodation (Focus Ireland)
This supported temporary accommodation works with families who are homeless and have complex needs. Intensive support is provided in response to a variety of needs, including drug and alcohol addiction; relationship difficulties; anger management; and mental and physical health issues. The service also offers a childcare facility to children of the families.
Address: Aylward Green,
Cappagh Road,
Finglas West,
Dublin 11
Phone: 01 834 7660

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Ozanam House Youth Programmes (Dublin 1)

Ozanam House is a Community Resource Centre operated by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, which offers programmes and courses that develop skills and provide support in a wide variety of areas.

Ozanam House,
No.53 Mountjoy Square West,
Dublin 1
Tel: 01 874 2804
Email: admin@ozanamhouse.ie
ozanamhouse.ie

Just ASK After School Klub (Dublin 7)
Just ASK is a project in Dublin’s North west inner city committed to helping children overcome disadvantage. To engage young people in school and after school activities that will challenge and inspire them to reach their full potential and Overcome actual or perceived disadvantage.
More information and contact details are available on their Facebook page.

Rialto Youth Project – Homework Clubs  (Dublin 8)

Dolphin House and Fatima Homework Clubs are programs of Rialto Youth Project. We are a community-based project which works under 6 areas of development. These include Homework Support/Education, Coaching and Mentoring, Group Work, Arts Work, Sport and Social Programming.
Rialto Youth Project,
St. Andrew’s Community Centre,
468 South Circular Road,
Dublin 8

Dannielle McKenna
P: 01 4531638
E: dhhc@rialtoyouthproject.net

Sue Fagan
P: 01 4531638
E: suefhc@gmail.com

rialtoyouthproject.net/homework-clubs

Aisling Project Ballymun (Dublin 9)
Aisling Project provides an after-school service for children from Ballymun since 1997. Main aims are to prevent early school leaving, benefit the community and advance education by running an after-school intervention project for children at risk.
Child & Youth Centre,
Woodhazel Close,
Ballymun,
Dublin 9
Contact information for the different project centres is available here.

Citywise Education – Homework Clubs (Dublin 24)
Citywise run afterschool homework clubs for children aged 8-11. Homework clubs run from 2:45pm – 3:45pm from Monday to Thursday. Sign up is required – forms are available at reception in the centre. Cost is €5 per week or €50 for the term.
Durkan Centre,
Fortunestown Way,
Jobstown,
Dublin 24
Tel: 01 4049736
Email: info@citywise.ie
Facebook: facebook.com/citywise
www.citywise.ie

Libraries

Dublin City
Find more information about library services in Dublin city here.

Fingal
Find more information about library services in Fingal here.

DLR
Find more information about library services in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown here

South Dublin

Find more information about library services in South Dublin here.

Citizens’ Information

Find your local citizen’s information centre here.

Literacy Support for Parents

Fáilte Isteach -Conversational English Classes for Migrants Locations

NALA – National Adult Literacy Agency – Dublin Locations 

Domestic Violence Services

Aoibhneas Women’s Refuge

Emergency Accommodation, Support & Information, Counselling, Court Accompaniment, Children Services, Outreach and Aftercare Services, Telephone Helpline.
Helpline: 01 867 0701 (24 hour service)
Opening Hours: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Tel: 01 867 0805
Email: helpline@aoibhneas.org
www.aoibhneas.ie
Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women: helpline@aoibhneas.org
Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women: 086 4136979

Inchicore Outreach Violence Against Women Centre

Advice Service, Accompaniment to Legal Appointments, Assistance with the Preparation of Evidence for Court.
Helpline : 01 454 5239

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-5.00pm. Outside these hours there is a message facility.

Tel: 01 454 5239
Email: inch.outreach@hotmail.com

Saoirse Women’s Refuge

Emergency Accommodation, Support Group, One to one support, Confidential Referral, Rights & Entitlements, Advice, Legal Information.
Helpline: 01 463 0000
Opening Hours: 24 hour service, open 365 days a year
Tel: 01 463 0000
Email: admin@saoirsewomensrefuge.ie
www.saoirsewomensrefuge.ie
Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women: helpline@saoirsewomensrefuge.ie
Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women: 087 9982251 / 085 8016721 / 085 8016720

Sonas Domestic Violence Charity

Transitional Housing, Support & Information, Court Accompaniment, Children’s Services, Aftercare.

Tel: 01 01 671 8092 or 087 9525217
Email: info@sonasdomesticabuse.ie
www.domesticabuse.ie
Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women: advice@sonashousing.ie

Sonas Refuge

Refuge Accommodation, Support service for women.

Opening Hours: 24 hour service 365 days a year
Tel: Emergency Help number 01 8662015
Email: refuge@sonasdomesticabuse.ie
www.domesticabuse.ie
Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women: 087-0626108
ISL interpreter provided if required at no cost

Strength in Numbers

Support group for women who are or have experienced domestic abuse. It is a 10 week structured programme, in Dublin 12.
Tel: 01 400 2080

AnyMan

AnyMan, formerly known as Amen,  is the only dedicated support service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland providing crisis intervention, helpline support and face to face supports to victims. Support services are available nationwide.

St. Anne’s Resource Centre
Railway Street
Navan
Co. Meath
Website: www.anyman.ie

Confidential Support Line: 01 5543811
or General Office Queries: 01 5394277
Confidential Support E-mail: crisis@anyman.ie
General Office E-mail: info@anyman.ie

All clients can make one to one appointments directly with support workers by contacting the national crisis helpline on: 01-5543811

There is also a drop in facility at their Navan office: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.

MOVE Ireland

MOVE Ireland (Men Overcoming Violence), is a voluntary organisation which works to address domestic violence against women. Goal is to promote the safety and well-being of women and their children, who have experienced violence and abuse in their intimate relationships.

MOVE provides Domestic Violence Perpetrators Intervention Programmes for men where they are challenged to take responsibility for their abuse and to change their attitudes and behaviour and develop respectful, non-abusive relationships. Taking part in a MOVE programme can make a real difference to the lives of those involved, including children who have been affected.

MOVE Dublin, Meath, Tallaght, Swords – Contact: 086 4149591

move@moveireland.ie
www.moveireland.ie

Family Services

Family Resource Centres
Find your local Tusla Family Resource Centre in Dublin here.

Young Ballymun

Incredible Years – Emotional and social development support for children aged 5-12 and their parents to address behaviour management.
For more information on Incredible Years or to book places on the Basic Parenting Programme please ring 01 883 2149

The Incredible Years Team:

Cathy Kiernan, Incredible Years Coordinator:
Tel: 01 883 2149/ Mobile: 087 6347001 or 087 617 3667
cathy@youngballymun.org

Liz Johnston, Incredible Years Coordinator:
Tel: 01 883 2177 / Mobile: 087 6347001 or 087 617 3667
liz@youngballymun.org

FamiliBase
FamiliBase works with children, young people and families in the local community of Dublin 10. FamiliBase has three programme delivery pillars; Early Years Supports, Child and Parent Supports and Youth and Community Supports.
Blackditch Road,
Ballyfermot,
Dublin 10

Long-Term Accommodation

Long-term Supported Housing (Focus Ireland)

This service targets single people, families and couples who have identified support needs, and provides either on-site or visiting support to people who are in vulnerable situations or living with issues such as mental health or other health difficulties, and who may not be able to sustain their tenancy in their own home without this housing support. Staff also identify underlying issues that may place a tenancy at risk and work with the household to ensure that these are addressed.

Address: Stanhope Green,
Stanhope Street,
Dublin 7
Phone: 01 671 1219
Email: stanhopesupport@focusireland.ie

Galway

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

If you are at risk of becoming homeless;

GCC Social Work Services,
Galway County Council,
City Hall,
College Road,
Galway
Phone: 091 536400
Email: housing@galwaycity.ie

If you are homeless and need assistance;

Housing Department,
Galway City Council,
City Hall,
College Road,
Co Galway
Phone: 091 894372

Opening Hours: 9.30AM to 1PM Monday to Friday

COPE
Out of Hour Service: 7:00pm-11:00pm Mon to Sun to provide assistance to households who are homeless and in need of emergency accommodation. Must present to local Housing Authority the next day for homeless assessment.
Phone: 1800 788 887 (from landlines only)

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Waterside (COPE)
Provides refuge accommodation and support to women and their children experiencing domestic violence.
Phone: 091 565 985 (24 hour helpline)
Email: waterside@copegalway.ie

Libraries

Find your local library and the services they provide here.

Citizens’ Information

Find your local Citizens’ Information Centre here.

Literacy Support for Parents

Galway Adult Basic Education Seville House
New Dock Street (2nd Floor)
Galway City
Co Galway
Contact Name: Brendan Moriarty
Phone number: 091-567 660
Email: brendan.moriarty@gretb.ie
www.gabes.ie/english-language

Domestic Violence Services

Waterside House Domestic Abuse Refuge

COPE Galway Waterside Women’s Refuge provides safe emergency accommodation for women and children who need a place to go, to stay safe from abuse. Women are provided with support to consider their next steps and explore their options.

Each family has their own sleeping/living space and shared bathrooms. The refuge is staffed 24 hours a day and women are encouraged to avail of the support of the staff members during their stay.

If you are at risk and need emergency refuge from an abusive relationship:

Call our 24-hour helpline: 091 565 985

Email: waterside@copegalway.ie

Family Services

COPE Galway Family Support Services

A free and confidential service for families in Galway who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Offers support, advice, information, and interventions to prevent families from becoming homeless.
Facilitates the placement of families in various forms of emergency accommodation.
Helps families that are moving on from homelessness find and secure new homes.
Supports families that have moved into new accommodation sustain their tenancies and avoid becoming homeless again.
Referral Process: If your family is at risk of homelessness or currently homeless, get in touch with the Family Support Service. You can drop in or call the service during opening hours or email.

COPE Galway Family Support Services,
122 Bohermore,
Galway
Opening hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm (Mon-Fri)
8:30am to 2:30pm (Sat)
Tel: 091 527 571
Email: familiessupport@copegalway.ie

Long-Term Accommodation

Family Support Service (COPE)
Provides re-settlement and tenancy support to families. Self-referrals and referral from the local Housing Authority and from other agencies and services in contact with families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Address: Teach Corrib Day Centre,
Westside House,
Seamus Quirke Road,
Co Galway
Phone: 091 527 571
Email: familiessupport@copegalway.ie
www.copegalway.ie
Opening hours: 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday, 8:30-2:30 Saturday

Kerry

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing Department,
Kerry County Council,
Rathass,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry.
Phone: 066 718 3862
Email: housing@kerrycoco.ie

Homeless Information Centre
3 Courthouse lane,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry
Phone: 066 711 7633

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

There are no family hubs or dedicated family emergency accommodation units in Kerry. Families who are registered as homeless with Kerry County Council would be placed in hotels or B&Bs as emergency accommodation.

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Castleisland Family Resource Centre (SVP)
Pre-school for children aged between 2 years and nine months to five years.
After schools learning support.
Craft workshops.
Childrens Book Club.
Summer camps: pre-school and additional needs.
Recreation/dance for children with additional needs.

Address: Church Street ,
Castleisland ,
Co Kerry
Telephone: 087 755 3066
Email: castleislandfrc@gmail.com

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

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Literacy Support for Parents

Find Adult Literacy Courses in Kerry here.

Domestic Violence Services

Adapt Kerry Women’s Refuge & Support Services
Refuge Accommodation, Support & Information, Court Accompaniment, Outreach Service, Aftercare, Telephone Support.
Helpline: 066 7129100
Opening Hours: Helpline: 9am to Midnight
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9.00am-5.00pm (excluding Public Holidays)
Tel: 066 7129100
Email: kerryrefuge@eircom.net
www.kerryrefuge.com

Family Services

Family Resource Centre

Find your local Family Resource Centre in Kerry here.

Castleisland Family Resource Centre (SVP)
Pre-school for children aged between 2 years and nine months to five years.
After schools learning support.
Craft workshops.
Childrens Book Club.
Summer camps: pre-school and additional needs.
Recreation/dance for children with additional needs.
Parenting courses.
Crafts.
Drug and Alcohol information talks.
Internet awareness.
Support group for parents of dyslexia/dyspraxia.
Talks.

Address: Church Street ,
Castleisland ,
Co Kerry
Telephone: 087 7553066
Email: castleislandfrc@gmail.com
Opening Hours: Mornings & Evenings

Killarney Immigrant Support Centre
Drop-in service (open 4 days a week), Free Information, Help with filling in forms, Advocacy, Outreach work to Direct Provision Centres in Killarney, Awareness raising in schools and local community, English classes, Homework support, Information sessions on certain topics, Training and workshops, Volunteering opportunities, Various activities for Asylum Seeker children in DP, Intercultural events
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday
10:00am – 12:30pm
(closed for lunch at 1:00pm)
2:15pm – 4:00pm
KASI CLG
Unit 6, Old Credit Union Building
Beech Road/91 New Street
Killarney
Co Kerry
Tel: 064 662 0705
Email: info@kasi2000.com

Kildare

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing,
Kildare County Council,
Áras Chill Dara,
Devoy Park,
Naas,
Co Kildare
Phone: 045 980 705
Email: homelesshousing@kildarecoco.ie 

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Family Hub – Athy (PMVT)

As of June 2017 PMVT provides family specific emergency homeless capacity in Athy, Co Kildare. In partnership with Kildare County Council, the charity undertook extensive works at the site of the former Dominican Priory in Athy. This site will provide high quality accommodation for families and others impacted by homelessness. Anyone seeking support in respect of homeless and housing services during office hours should continue to contact Kildare County Council. The homeless unit can be contacted on 045 980705 or by emailing: homelesshousing@kildarecoco.ie.

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Newbridge Family Resource Centre 
Homework Club: The Homework Club runs on Tuesday or Wednesday for children from third, fourth, fifth and sixth class.The club offers a safe, friendly and supportive environment for young people to develop a positive attitude towards learning and homework.

Newbridge Family Resource Centre
Dara Park
Newbridge
Co Kildare
Phone: 045 438173

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

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Literacy Support for Parents

Kildare Further Education and Training Centre
Bóthar na gCorp
Kildare Town
Co Kildare
Contact Name: Imelda Carroll
Phone: 045-522 003

Email: imeldacarroll@kwetb.ie

Domestic Violence Services

Teach Tearmainn

Support & Information, Counselling, Outreach, Telephone Helpline, Support Group, Education Programmes
Helpline : 045 527584
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Mondays, 7pm to 9pm Saturdays, 12pm to 2pm
Tel: 045 535178
Email: jcarey@teachtearmainn.ie

Email support for Deaf / hard of hearing women: tearmanndvs@eircom.net

Family Services

Tusla Family Resource Centre

Find your local Family Resource Centre in Kildare here.

Kilkenny

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing Office,
Kilkenny County Council,
John’s Green House,
John’s Green,
Kilkenny,
Phone: 056 779 4900
Email: housing@kilkennycoco.ie

Maura Hickey, Homeless Officer
Phone: 056 779 4974
Email: maura.hickey@kilkennycoco.ie
Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Emergency accommodation will be provided in 2 x self contained family units within the city environs.

In the event that no vacancies are available, support will be given to source emergency Hotel/B&B accommodation.

KCC is actively engaged with AHBs under the Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS), to provide accommodation for persons presenting as homeless.

Amber Kilkenny Women’s Refuge
Safe, short-term emergency accommodation. This refuge has seven units made up of five individual units containing a kitchen/living area, ensuite sleeping areas and two ensuite bedrooms. The refuge can cater for seven women and up to twenty-three children at any time.

Children are given the chance to articulate the way they feel about their experiences. Amber Refuge makes sure to work with the parent and child as a unit.
Amber Kilkenny Women’s Refuge CLG.
Lacken,
Dublin Road
Co Kilkenny

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Fr. McGrath Family Resource Centre Homework Club
Provide educational and homework supports to primary and secondary school students. Staff and volunteers provide one to one or small group support for those who require it.

Children and Youth Services Department
Fr. McGrath Family Resource Centre
St Josephs Road,
Kilkenny
Tel: 056-7751988 ext. 3
email: karintodd26@gmail.com
Contact: Karin Todd – Department Manager
Triona Buckley – Senior Youth Worker

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Kilkenny CIC
4, The Parade
Kilkenny
Co Kilkenny

Tel: 0761 07 7910
Email: kilkenny@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday: 10am-1pm
Tuesday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
Wednesday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
Thursday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
Friday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Literacy Support for Parents

Word Aid

Word Aid, the Co Kilkenny Adult Literacy Scheme, is a free, confidential service that supports adults with reading, writing, spelling or maths difficulties.

43 Upper Patrick Street,
Kilkenny
Contact: Carmel Bryan
Tel: 056 7763149
Email: wordaid@kkadulted.ie

Domestic Violence Services

Kilkenny Women’s Refuge Support Service

Emergency Accommodation, Support & Information, 24 Hour Telephone Helpline, Court Accompaniment, Outreach Services, Aftercare, Child Therapy

Helpline: 1850 424244
Opening Hours: 24 hour service, open 365 days
Tel: 056 7771404
Email: kwrp@eircom.net

Family Services

Family Resource Centre

Find your local Family Resource Centre here.

Long-Term Accommodation

Tenancy Support & Sustainment (Focus Ireland)
The service provides settlement support to households who are moving out of homelessness and into a new home by supporting them in physically moving into new homes as well as providing supports like accessing entitlements and facilitating access to health and budgeting services.
Address: Unit 2, John’s Gate, Castlecomer Road,
Kilkenny
Phone: 056 779 4565
Email: kilkenny@focusireland.ie

Long-term Supported Housing (Focus Ireland)
Service for people who have identified support needs. On-site or visiting support is provided to people who are in vulnerable situations or living with issues such as mental health or other health difficulties, and who may not be able to sustain their tenancy in their own home without this housing support.
Address: Unit 2, John’s Gate, Castlecomer Road,
Kilkenny
Phone: 056 779 4565
Email: kilkenny@focusireland.ie

Laois

Local Authority Contact

Laois County Council
Áras an Chontae,
Portlaoise,
Co. Laois
Phone: 057 866 4000

Housing Section
Laois County Council,
Áras an Chontae,
Portlaoise,
Co. Laois
Phone: 057 866 4000

Louise McEvoy
Email: lmcevoy@laoiscoco.ie
Phone: 057 866 4122

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

There are no family hubs or dedicated family emergency accommodation units in Laois. Families who are registered as homeless with Laois County Council would be placed in hotels or B&Bs as emergency accommodation.

Laois Domestic Abuse Services
Provide a referral service to a refuge in the county, for those suffering domestic violence.
Phone: (057) 867 1100 (Mon-Fri 09:30-12:30, 14:30-16:00)
Email: mary@laoisdomesticabuseservice.ie 

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Portlaoise Family Resource Centre – After School Youth Group
This group of primary school kids meet after school Monday through Friday to engage in fun projects and activities.
Harpur’s Lane,
Portlaoise,
Co Laois
Phone: 057 86 86151
Email: info@portlaoisefrc.ie
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Portlaoise CIC
Kellyville Centre
Lyster Square
Portlaoise
Co Laois
Tel: 0761 07 5590
Email: portlaoise@citinfo.ie

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes
Free Legal Advice Centre: FLAC Solicitor attends every second Wednesday and one Tuesday evening per month (By appointment only).
Equality Information: Integration Officer attending by appointment on last Friday of each month

Literacy Support for Parents

Portlaoise Further Education Centre
Laois and Offaly ETB Adult Learning Centre
Tower Hill
Portlaoise
Co Laois
Contact Name: Lisa McEvoy
Phone number: 057 866 1338
Contact Email: lmcevoy@loetb.ie

Domestic Violence Services

Laois Domestic Abuse Service

Information Line, Advocacy service, Support visits, Court accompaniment, Referral service,
Outreach service

Helpline: 057 86 71100
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm & 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Tel: 057 86 71100
Email: mary@laoisdomesticabuseservice.ie
laoisdomesticabuseservice.ie
Text service for Deaf / hard of hearing women on: 086 2686807

Family Services

Laois Partnership Company – Child & Family Support

The One Parent Family Programme offers support to single parents with a view to encouraging their access to further educational opportunities, and, in turn, increase their employment prospects and improve their children’s educational attainment. Laois Partnership Company also supports and manages a playgroup, crèche and 3 after school programmes aimed at the most disadvantaged children on an on-going basis.

For further information, please contact sylviarouget@laoispartnership.ie

Family Resource Centre

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Long-Term Accommodation

Regional Support Service – Homelessness (Simon Community)
Supports people to source suitable accommodation and maintain their home, along with assisting people to return to employment and education.
Address: Midlands Simon Community
P.O. Box 27,
Athlone,
Co Westmeath
Phone: 090 6444 641
Email: info@midlandssimon.com

Leitrim

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing Department
Leitrim County Council,
Aras an Contae,
Carrick-on-Shannon,
Co Leitrim.
Phone: 071 965 0426
Email: housing@leitrimcoco.ie
www.leitrimcoco.ie

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

There are no family hubs or dedicated family emergency accommodation units in Leitrim. Families who are registered as homeless with Leitrim County Council are placed in hotels or B&Bs as emergency accommodation.

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Carrick-on-Shannon CIC
Somerview House
Dublin Road
Carrick-on-Shannon
Co Leitrim
Tel: 0761 07 5670
Email: leitrim@citinfo.ie

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Manorhamilton CIC
Main Street
Manorhamilton
Co Leitrim
Tel: 0761 07 5710
Email: leitrim@citinfo.ie

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Literacy Support for Parents

Leitrim Education for Adults Programme (LEAP)
Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim Education and Training Board
The Old Vocational School
St. George’s Terrace
Carrick-on-Shannon,
Co Leitrim

Contact Name: Gary Burke
Phone number: 071 962 1366
Mobile number: 086 045 5013
Contact Email: GaryBurke@msletb.ie

Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence Advocacy Service for Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan

Confidential telephone support, Individual appointments, Information, Outreach support including accompaniment to courts, Garda Stations, Hospitals, solicitors, social welfare etc., Support and Advocacy, Awareness Raising & Public Education, Support groups for women who have left abusive relationships

Helpline: 071 9141515
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm
Tel: 071 9616844
Email: infodvas@eircom.net
www.domesticviolence.ie
Text service for Deaf / hard of hearing women: 086 2686807
ISL Interpreter provided via DeafHear in Sligo

North Leitrim’s Women’s Centre

Has a drop-in centre set up to address the issue of violence against women.

Tel: 071 985 6220
Email: info@northleitrimwomenscentre.ie
www.northleitrimwomenscentre.ie

Family Services

Breffni Family Resource Centre

Breffni Childcare; incorporating Pre-School, Crèche and Afterschool
Breffni Childcare is involved in the following Government Schemes: Childcare Subvention(CCS), Childcare Subvention Plus(CCSP) Childcare Subvention Universal(CCSU) & Free Pre-School (ECCE).

Afterschool
The Afterschool Programme has been developed to meet the needs of families with School going children between the ages of 4 and 12 years of age. As well as receiving individual homework support, children accessing the service participate in physical, creative, musical and dramatic activities. The Breffni Afterschool Programme can comfortably accommodate up to 11 children daily.

Mums and Babies Group
All adults who are in the company of a toddler can come along and enjoy a relaxed cup of tea or coffee, while toddlers and babies have a great supply of toys and equipment to play with. This is a multi cultural group which provides a high level of support to parents who may be new to an area or from a different cultural background. This group is also particularly suited to working mums who find themselves alone or isolated once baby arrives.

Breffni Crescent
Carrick on Shannon
Co Leitrim
Phone: 071 9622566

Mohill Family Support Centre
Canon Donohoe Mall
Upper Main Street,
Mohill
Phone: 071 9631253
Email: support@mohillfsc.info

Long-Term Accommodation

North-West Simon Supported Housing
This Tenancy Sustainment Support service accepts referrals from Donegal County Council, and comprises 42 units.
Address: Unit 9 Riverfront House,
Pearse road,
Letterkenny,
Co. Donegal
Phone: 071 9147522
Email: housingsupport@northwestsimon.ie
Contact person: Michelle Lally
www.northwestsimon.ie

Limerick

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing Department,
Limerick County Council,
Merchants Quay,
Co Limerick
Phone: 061 496 000
Email: housing@limerickcoco.ie

Limerick Homeless Action Team
Centre focuses on co-ordinating services for people who are homeless, supporting those who are homeless with mental health difficulties, resettlement and tenancy support of people from short-term emergency accommodation to independent living.
Address: 2 Church Street, St. John’s Square, Limerick
Phone: 061 481212
Opening hours: 9:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Out of hours: 1 Mungret Street,
Co Limerick
Out of hours phone (24 hour free phone): 1800 606060
Contact: Stacey Markham

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Suaimhneas (Respond!)
Emergency accommodation for homeless women and their children, which offers support, information and resources to help families to work towards their re-housing.
Address: 29 Ballygrennan Close,
Moyross,
Co Limerick
Phone: 051 840200
Contact: Orlaith Corr – Orlaith.corr@respond.ie

Short-term Accommodation (Focus Ireland)
This service provides short-term accommodation and supports people who have been homeless to address issues that may have contributed to their becoming homeless in the first instance and prepare them for moving on to independent living.
Address: Parnell Place,
Parnell Street,
Co Limerick
Phone: 061 317 199
Email: grainne.madigan@focusireland.ie

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Limerick Youth Service – Youth and Family Support
Engages with young people (10-18yrs) in promoting civic, educational, personal and social development.

Programmes: After schools clubs. Civic awareness/responsibility, Youth work programmes, Parent & Child group, Parent support group, One to one support & tuition

Contact the Team
Helen Clancy: helenc@limerickyouthservice.org Tel: 086 837 9657
Ann Cronin: annc@limerickyouthservice.org Tel: 086 380 9449
Cathal Dillon: cathald@limerickyouthservice.org Tel: 083 472 1847
Tracey Lawlor: traceyl@limerickyouthservice.org
Linda Power: linda.power@limerickyouthservice.org Tel: 086 380 9447

Limerick Youth Service
5 Lower Glentworth Street
Telephone: 061 412 444
Email: lys@limerickyouthservice.com

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Kilmallock CIC
Pastoral Centre
Sheare’s Street
Killmallock
Co Limerick

Tel: 0761 07 5770
Email: kilmallock@citinfo.ie

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes
Financial Information Service Centres: 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month – 8pm-9pm
Free Legal Advice Centre: 3rd Thursday of each month – 8pm-9pm

Limerick CIC
Ground Floor
Riverstone House
Henry Street
Limerick
Co Limerick
V94 3T28

Tel: 0761 07 5780
Email: limerick@citinfo.ie

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes
Free Legal Advice Centre: Wed 6pm-7:30pm (By appointment only.)
Financial Information Service Centres: Wed 6pm-7:30pm (By appointment only)
Local Solicitors: Family Law Solicitor – Thurs 10.00am – 12.00pm (By appointment only)

Newcastlewest CIC

1st Floor
The Desmond Complex
Gortboy
Newcastlewest
Co Limerick

Tel: 069 77621
email: newcastlewest@citinfo.ie

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Literacy Support for Parents

West Limerick Adult Learning Service (Newcastle West)
Phone: 069 776 36
Email: sile.oriordan@lcetb.ie
Síle O’Riordan
Station Road
Newcastle West
Co Limerick

Limerick Further Education and Training Centre
Phone: 061 445 700, 061 445 725
Email: mary.dunne@lcetb.ie
Mary Dunne (Co-ordinator)
O’Connell Avenue Campus
O’Connell Ave
Limerick City

East Limerick Adult Learning Service (Kilmallock)
Phone: 063 20246
Mobile: 086 043 4099
Email: sean.ocarroll@lcetb.ie
Sean O’Carroll
LCETB Tuition Centre
Kilmallock College of Further Education
Railway Road
Kilmallock
Co Limerick

Domestic Violence Services

Adapt Services

Safe Emergency Refuge Accommodation, Free phone Helpline, Support & Information, Court Preparation & Accompaniment, Advocacy & Accompaniment to Services, Support Group, Outreach Support, Aftercare, Training & Development Opportunities, Transitional Housing

For children:

Childcare Support
Educational Support including School Placement
Homework Club
One to one Therapeutic Work

Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women via www.adaptservices.ie
Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women: 085 1982501
ISL Interpreter provided at no cost if required

Helpline: 1800 200 504 (includes 24 hour refuge)

Opening Hours: 24 hour service, 365 days

Tel: 061 412 354
Email: info@adaptservices.ie
www.adaptservices.ie

Family Services

Family Resource Centre

Find your local Family Resource Centre here.

Long-Term Accommodation

Tenancy Support & Sustainment (Focus Ireland)
The service provides settlement support to households who are moving out of homelessness and into a new home by supporting them in physically moving into new homes as well as providing supports like accessing entitlements and facilitating access to health and budgeting services.
Address: 7a Catherine Place,
Co Limerick
Phone: 061 405 300
Email: infolimerick@focusireland.ie

Longford

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing Department,
Town Hall,
Market Square
Co Longford
Phone: 043 334 3300 / 043 334 3375
Email: housing@longfordcoco.ie

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Bethany House
Multi-unit hostel/refuge for women and children, which operates on 24 hour basis.
Address: Knockahall,
Dublin Road,
Co Longford
Phone: 043 334 8136
Email: bethany.house@svp.ie

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Longford CIC
Level 1
Longford Shopping Centre
Longford
Co Longford
Tel: 0761 07 5890
Email: longford@citinfo.ie
www.longfordcic.ie

Literacy Support for Parents

Ballymahon Adult Literacy Centre
Phone: 090 643 8009
Email: ballymahonalc@lwetb.ie
Main Street
Ballymahon
Co Longford

Granard Adult Literacy Centre
Phone: 043 668 6211
Email: granardalc@lwetb.ie
Main Street
Granard
Co Longford

Longford Adult Learning Centre

Adult Education Services

Phone: 043 334 5609
Email: fstephenson@lwetb.ie
Church Street
Longford
Co Longford

Domestic Violence Services

Longford Women’s Link

Support & Information, Counselling, Court Accompaniment, Outreach Services, Telephone Helpline, Support Group
Helpline: 043 3341511

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Tel: 043 3341511

Email: longfordwomenslink@eircom.net

www.longfordwomenslink.org

Email support provided for deaf / hard of hearing women: dvs@longfordwomenslink.org
Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women: 085 8007251

Family Services

Bridgeways Family Resource Centre
Foroige Youth Club and other community activities which include community development, family support and social Inclusion.

Bridgeways Family Resource Centre
Dean Egan Library
Main Street
Ballymahon
Co Longford
Phone: 090 6432691

Lus Na Greine Family Resource Centre
Main St
Granard
Co Longford
Phone: 043 6660977

Louth

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Louth County Council
County Hall
Dundalk
Phone: 1890 202 303
Email: homeless@louthcoco.ie

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Women’s Aid Refuge
Accommodation for women experiencing domestic violence, also providing support.
Phone: 042 933 3245
Email: info@womensaiddlk.net
www.womensaiddundalk.net

Drogheda Women’s and Children’s Refuge Centre
Accommodation for women experiencing domestic violence, also providing support.
Phone: 041 984 4550
Email: twoods@droghedarefuge.org
www.droghedarefuge.org

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Drogheda CIC
86 West Street
Drogheda
Co Louth
Tel: 0761 07 5940
email: drogheda@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Dundalk CIC
3 – 6 Adelphi Plaza
Long Walk
Dundalk
Co Louth
Tel: 0761 07 5950
email: dundalk@citinfo.ie

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes
Free Legal Advice Centre: 7pm to 8pm tuesday each week. Registration for this service is between 7pm and 7.15pm only, as places are limited on the night. This service is off for the month of August We would advise callers to this service to phone the office on Tuesday afternoons to confirm FLAC is on Tuesday Night Note this service is off for the month of August. please phone 0761 07 5950 to check if solicitor is on Tuesday Night.

Literacy Support for Parents

Drogheda Adult Literacy Scheme
Phone: 041 983 0870
Email: mreilly@lmetb.ie
Adult Education Centre
King Street
Drogheda,
Co Louth

Continuing Education Centre (Dundalk) LMETB
Phone: 042 935 3591
Email: sgorman@lmetb.ie
Adult Learning Service
Chapel Street
Dundalk
Co Louth

Domestic Violence Services

Women’s Aid Dundalk

Emergency Accommodation, Transitional Housing, Support & Information, Court Accompaniment, Children’s Services, Outreach, Aftercare, Telephone Helpline

Helpline: 042 933 3244 (Helpline) 042 933 7202 (Refuge)
Opening Hours: 24 hour service, open 365 days
Tel: 042 9333245
Email: womensaiddlk@eircom.net
www.womensaiddundalk.org

Drogheda Women and Children’s Refuge

Helpline: 041 984 4550
Opening Hours: 24 hour service, open 365 days
Tel: 041 9844550
Email: carrie@droghedarefuge.org
www.droghedarefuge.org

Family Services

Connect Family Resource Centre
171 Moneymore
Drogheda
Co Louth
Phone: 041 9846608

Mayo

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing Section
Mayo County Council
The Mall
Castlebar
Co Mayo

Phone: 094 902 4444
Email: Housing@mayococo.ie 
Tenancy Sustainment Officer: 094 905 2007
Opening Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m/ 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Mayo Women’s Support Service – Safe Ireland
Refuge accommodation available in Castlebar, made up of family and single units.
Address: Breaffy Road,
Castlebar,
Co Mayo
Phone: 094 902 5409 / 902 7519 / 087 656 9672
Email: mwss@eircom.net
www.mayowomenssupportservices.com

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Sharkey Hill Community Centre

Homework Club
The Sharkey Hill Homework Club operates in the Sharkey Hill Community Centre, Monday to Thursday and is primarily for children of the local area.

Group Times are as follows:
Junior and Senior Infants 2:00 – 2:30pm
1st, 2nd and 3rd class 3:15 – 4:00pm
4th 5th and 6th class 4:15 – 5:00pm

The homework assistants in Sharkey Hill are employed by South West Mayo Development Company and this is funded by the Department of Social Protection.

After-School Programme
Daily After-School Programme is an activity-based care service for children of school-going age. Open from 1.45pm to 5.45pm, children have the chance to participate in a variety of activities

Eligibility for free fees for after school club: sharkeyhill.com/after-school/after-school-fees/

Community Based Family Support
This service is for parents who are having difficulty in managing their child’s/children’s behaviours, families experiencing communications and relationship difficulties, and parents experiencing crisis which impact on their children.

Pairc na Coille,
Golf Course Road,
Westport,
Co Mayo
098 24849 / 087 055 6923
sharkeyhill@hotmail.com

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

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Literacy Support for Parents

Find adult literacy courses in Mayo here.

Domestic Violence Services

Mayo Women’s Support Services

Emergency Accommodation, Resettlement, Information, Education & Awareness Raising
Programme of Support for Children, Children’s Services, Support & Information, Counselling (referral service), Court Accompaniment, Outreach Services, Aftercare, Telephone Helpline

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 3pm

Tel: 094 90 25409 / 094 90 27519
Email: mwss@eircom.net
http://mwss.ie

Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women via mwss@eircom.net
Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women on 087 6569672

Family Services

Family Resource Centre

Find your local Family Resource Centre here.

Meath

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing Department,
Meath County Council,
County Hall,
Navan,
Co Meath
Phone: 046 909 7000
Email: housing@meathcoco.ie / info@meathcoco.ie

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Meath Women’s Refuge & Support Services

Emergency Accommodation, Transitional Housing, Support & Information, Counselling, Court Accompaniment, Children Services, Outreach Services, Aftercare, Telephone Helpline

Helpline : 046 9022393
Opening Hours: 24 hour service, 365 days
Tel: 046 9022393
Email: mwrefuge@eircom.net
www.womensaidmeath.ie
Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women: mwrefuge@eircom.net
Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women: 086 154 7714 and 086 053 3827

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Ashbourne Citizens Information Centre

Unit 43
High Street,
Ashbourne
Co Meath
Tel: 0761 07 6110
Email: ashbourne@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes
Free Legal Advice Centre: Once a month by appointment only, prior screening by an Information Officer is required. (By appointment only.)

Navan CIC
Floor 2,
1 Canon Row
Navan
Co Meath
Tel: 0761 07 6150
Email: navan@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Free Legal Advice Centre: FLAC takes place twice a month in Navan and once in Ashbourne and Trim. Those seeking a FLAC apt must first see an information officer and will then be referred to FLAC if necessary. This also enables prioritisation of clients based on need. No appts for FLAC are taken over the phone. (By appointment only.)

Trim CIC

3 Haggard Street,
Trim
Co Meath
Tel: 0761 07 6180
Email: trim@citinfo.ie

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Free Legal Advice Centre:
FLAC is now being offered in Trim since the end of November 2016. First session run on 30th Nov, Only one solicitor, may take time to build up appointments as a new service in the Trim Office. (By appointment only.)

Literacy Support for Parents

Find adult literacy courses in Meath here.

Domestic Violence Services

Emergency Accommodation, Transitional Housing, Support & Information, Counselling, Court Accompaniment, Children Services, Outreach Services, Aftercare, Telephone Helpline

Helpline: 046 9022393
Opening Hours: 24 hour service, 365 days
Tel: 046 9022393
Email: mwrefuge@eircom.net
www.womensaidmeath.ie
Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women: mwrefuge@eircom.net
Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women: 086 154 7714 and 086 053 3827

AnyMan

AnyMan, formerly known as Amen,  is the only dedicated support service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland providing crisis intervention, helpline support and face to face supports to victims. Support services are available nationwide.

St. Anne’s Resource Centre
Railway Street
Navan
Co. Meath
Website: www.anyman.ie

Confidential Support Line: 01 5543811
or General Office Queries: 01 5394277
Confidential Support E-mail: crisis@anyman.ie
General Office E-mail: info@anyman.ie

All clients can make one to one appointments directly with support workers by contacting the national crisis helpline on: 01-5543811

There is also a drop in facility at their Navan office: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.

Family Services

Family Resource Centre

Find your local Family Resource Centre here.

Long-Term Accommodation

Respond Housing
Wellington Avenue contains 16 family homes and a community building which provides services to local residents. The Trim Family Resource Services currently operate from the building providing practical information, advice and support to target groups and families in the area.

Oaklawns contains 43 family homes, as well as communal faciliities. There is a very active and dedicated residents group on the estate who were recently awarded Agenda 21 Funding to set up an estate composter project. There is also an afterschools programme on the estate which is being funded through the DEIS programme.

Oaklawns,
Commons Road,
Navan Road,
Co Meath.
Tel: 051 840200 or 01 8087700
Email: info@respond.ie

Monaghan

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Monaghan County Council,
County Offices,
The Glen,
Monaghan.
Phone: 047 30500
Email: info@monaghancoco.ie

Nuala Woods, Senior Executive Officer, Housing Department
Phone: 047 30515
Email: nwoods@monaghancoco.ie

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

There are no family hubs or dedicated family emergency accommodation units in Monaghan. Families who are registered as homeless with Monaghan County Council are placed in hotels or B&Bs as emergency accommodation. There is no emergency domestic violence refuge accommodation in Monaghan. The nearest refuges are in Dundalk, Drogheda and Meath.

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Carrickmacross CIC
Farney Resource Centre
Old Workhouse
Shercock Road
Carrickmacross
Co Monaghan

Tel: 042 9663454
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Monaghan CIC
23 North Road
Monaghan
Co Monaghan

Tel: 0761 07 6230
Email: monaghan@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes
Free Legal Advice Centre:  First Thursday of Month (By appointment only.)

Literacy Support for Parents

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Domestic Violence Services

Tearmann Domestic Violence Services Monaghan

Information, Emotional, Practical, Therapeutic & Safety Supports, Telephone Helpline, Appointment-Based Visits, Outreach, Crisis Counselling, Advocacy, Court & Other Accompaniment, Support Group, Awareness Raising, Referrals

Helpline: 047 72311
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm
Tel: 047 72749
Email: tearmanndvs@eircom.net
www.tearmann.net
Email Support for deaf / hard of hearing women tearmanndvs@eircom.net

Family Services

Family Resource Centre

Find your local family resource centre here.

Offaly

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Offaly County Council,
Aras an Chontae,
Charleville Road,
Tullamore,
Co Offaly
Phone: 057 934 6800

If you are homeless, rough sleeping or at risk of becoming homeless you need to present in person to the housing section of Offaly County Council where your individual case can be assessed.

Homeless clinics are available daily in the housing section of Offaly County Council from 10.00am to 12.30pm.

Contact: Caroline Dempsey
Phone: 057 934 6800
Email: c.dempsey@offalycoco.ie

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

There are no family hubs or dedicated family emergency accommodation units in Offaly. Families who are registered as homeless with Offaly County Council are placed in hotels or B&Bs as emergency accommodation. There is no emergency domestic violence refuge accommodation in Offaly.

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Birr CIC
The Courtyard Office Centre
Emmet Street
Birr
Co Offaly

Tel: 0761 07 6260
email: birr@citinfo.ie
www.offalycitizensinformation.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Edenderry CIC
St Mary’s Street
Edenderry
Co Offaly

Tel: 0761 07 6280
Email: edenderry@citinfo.ie
www.offalycitizensinformation.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Tullamore CIC
Level One
The Bridge Centre
Tullamore
Co Offaly

Tel: 0761 07 6290
email: tullamore@citinfo.ie
www.offalycitizensinformation.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Free Legal Advice Centre:
Forthnightly, on a Thursday 6pm to 8pm (By appointment only)

Literacy Support for Parents

Tullamore Further Education Centre
Castle Buildings
Tara Street
Tullamore,

Co Offaly
Contact Name: Alison McEvoy or Marina O’Malley
Phone number: 057 934 9424
Contact Email: amcevoy@loetb.ie / momalley@loetb.ie

Domestic Violence Services

Offaly Domestic Violence Support Services

Support & Information, Counselling, Organise & Provide Transport to Refuge, Outreach Services, Aftercare, Telephone Helpline, Court/Legal Accompaniment, Hospital Intervention & Support, Complimentary Therapy
Helpline : 057 9351886

Opening Hours

Helpline: Friday to Monday, 24hrs, Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am to 5pm
Office: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm
Tel: 057 9351796
Email: info@odvss.ie
www.odvss.ie
Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women: info@odvss.ie

Family Services

Clara Community and Family Resource Centre
Offers a family support service delivered through the ethos of Community Development. The Centre provides a focal point for the community and works towards building the capacity of local people to participate fully in society and to improve people’s quality of life by promoting local awareness, providing information, developing community initiatives and offering support.
Tel: 057 933 1928
Email: clarafrc@eircom.net
Office Hours Monday  —Friday 9am—4pm

Roscommon

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing Department,
Roscommon County Council,
The Courthouse,
Roscommon,
Co Roscommon
Phone:  090 663 7100
Email: housing@roscommoncoco.ie

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

There are no family hubs or dedicated family emergency accommodation units in Roscommon. Families who are registered as homeless with Roscommon County Council are placed in hotels or B&Bs as emergency accommodation. There is no emergency domestic violence refuge accommodation in Roscommon. Where families are in need of refuge services they can avail of these in Westmeath, Mayo, Longford and Galway.

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Boyle Citizens Information Centre
Boyle CIC
7 Elphin Street
Boyle
Co Roscommon

Tel: 0761 07 6330
Email: boyle@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes
Free Legal Advice Centre: Last Wednesday of each month from 6.30pm to 8.30pm -appointment only. No legal advice service for the month of August each year. (By appointment only.)
Money Advice and Budgeting Service: First and Third Wednesday of every month: 11am – 1pm and 2pm to 4pm by appointment only

Roscommon CIC
17-18 Castle View
Castle Street
Roscommon
Co Roscommon
Tel: 0761 07 6380
Email: roscommon@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: No
Free Legal Advice Centre: Tuesday evenings at 7pm. No legal advice service for the month of August each year. By appointment only. (By appointment only.)

Literacy Support for Parents

Find adult literacy courses in Roscommon here.

Domestic Violence Services

Roscommon Safe Link

Immediate crisis response to women, over the telephone, in person and/or face to face.
Advocacy and accompaniment to Gardai, Legal Aid, Social Services and other services as required. Individual and group support & counselling, in-house and through outreach clinics. On-going Individual and Group Therapy for women recovering from violent relationships.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Tel: 071 966 4200
Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women – rslboyle@eircom.net
Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women -086 2300353

Family Services

Family Resource Centre

Find your local Family Resource Centre here.

Sligo

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing Section,
Sligo County Council,
County Hall,
Riverside,
Co Sligo
Phone: 071 911 1111
Email: housing@sligococo.ie
Web: www.sligococo.ie/Services/Housing

Homeless Liaison Officer
Phone: 071 911 1177
Email: homeless@sligococo.ie

Out of Hours:
Sligo Social Services
Charles Street
Co Sligo
Phone: 071 914 5682
Email: info@sligosocialservices.ie
www.sligosocialservices.ie

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

There are no family hubs or dedicated family emergency accommodation units in Sligo. Families who are registered as homeless with Sligo County Council are placed in hotels or B&Bs as emergency accommodation. There is no emergency domestic violence refuge accommodation in Sligo.

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Sligo CIC

Unit 3 & 4
Bridgewater House
Rockwood Parade
Sligo
Co Sligo
Tel: 0761 07 6390
email: sligo@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes
Free Legal Advice Centre: Mon 6pm-7:15pm (By appointment only)

Tubbercurry CIC

Teach Laighne
One Stop Shop
Humbert Street
Tubbercurry
Co Sligo
Tel: 071 912 0433
email: sligo@citinfo.ie
www.citizensinformation.ie

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Literacy Support for Parents

Sligo Adult Learning and Education Centre (ALEC)
Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim Education and Training Board
Quay Street
Sligo
Co Sligo
Ireland
Contact Name: Michelle Rudden
Phone number:
071 9138416
071 9138417
071 9138415
Contact Email: michellerudden@msletb.ie

Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence Service (DVS) for Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan

Confidential telephone support,Individual appointments, Information, Outreach support including accompaniment to courts, Garda Stations, Hospitals, solicitors, social welfare etc., Support and Advocacy, Awareness Raising & Public Education, Support groups for women who have left abusive relationships.

Helpline: 071 9141515
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm
Tel: 071 9616844
Email: infodvas@eircom.net
http://www.domesticviolence.ie

Email Support for dead / hard of hearing women: infodvas@eircom.net
Text Service for deaf / hard of hearing women: 087 7169839

Can provide ISL Interpreter via DeafHear in Sligo

Family Services

Family Resource Centre

Find your local family resource centre here.

Long-Term Accommodation

Long-Term Accommodation (Focus Ireland)
This service provides supported housing for single people, families and couples who have identified support needs. The service provides either on-site or visiting support to people who are in vulnerable situations or living with issues such as mental health or other health difficulties, and who may not be able to sustain their tenancy in their own home without this housing support.
Address: 69 Lower John Street,
Sligo
Phone: 071 914 9974 / 70
Email: jamesonm@focusireland.ie

Tenancy Support and Sustainment (Focus Ireland)
The service provides settlement support to households who are moving out of homelessness and into a new home by supporting them in physically moving into new homes as well as providing supports like accessing entitlements and facilitating access to health and budgeting services.
Address: 69 Lower John Street,
Sligo
Phone: 071 914 9974 / 70
Email: sligoservices@focusireland.ie

Tipperary

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Homeless Persons Centre
HSE Offices,
Kenyon Street,
Nenagh
Tipperary
Phone: 067 46503

Homeless Clinics
Kenyon Street, Nenagh – Tuesday 10:30-11:00
Gaol Street, Roscrea – Wednesday 10:00-10:30
St. Mary’s Health Centre, Thurles – Wednesday 2:00-2:30
Must bring ID, be in receipt of social welfare, referral details or contact details of previous accommodation.

Catherine Cleary, Community Welfare Officer
Phone: 067 46504

Majella Madigan, Resettlement Worker
Phone: 067 46503

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Cuan Saor
Provides emergency short-term accommodation for women and children. Service also provides child care, group support programme, education & training, and aftercare.
Address: 3 Jervis Place,
Parnell Street,
Clonmel
Phone: 052 612 7557 / 1800 576 757 (24 hr freephone)
Web: www.cuansaor.org

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

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Literacy Support for Parents

Tipperary ETB Adult Learning Scheme (Nenagh)
Martyr’s Road
Nenagh
Co Tipperary
Contact Name: Esther Mackey
Phone number: 067 318 45
Mobile number: 087 062 6937
Contact Email: emackey@tipperaryetb.ie

www.tipperaryetb.ie and www.tipperaryals.com

Tipperary ETB Adult Learning Scheme (Clonmel)
Dillon Street
Clonmel
Co Tipperary
Contact Name: Mary Roche
Phone number: 052 612 7543
Mobile number: 087 233 3752
Contact Email: mroche@tipperaryetb.ie

www.tipperaryetb.ie and www.tipperaryals.com

Domestic Violence Services

Ascend Women’s Support Services

Helpline: 0505 23999
Opening Hours: Confidential Helpline (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Tel: 0505 23379
Email: ascendservices@eircom.net
Support & Information, Outreach Services, Telephone Support, Referrals, Court, Accompaniment
Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women – ascendservices@eircom.net

Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women -086 8283399
Translation service available.

Cuan Saor Women’s Refuge & Support Service

Emergency Accommodation, Support & Information, Counselling, Children’s Services, Outreach Services, Telephone Helpline (24 hour service), Women’s Support Group
Helpline : 1800 576757 (24 hour service)
Opening Hours: 24 hour service, 365 days
Tel: 052 27557 / 2777
Email: cuansaor@eircom.net

Family Services

Family Resource Centre

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Waterford

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing Department,
Waterford County Council,
Bailey’s New Street,

Co. Waterford
Phone: 076 110 2020
Email: contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

A person wishing to avail of Homeless Services must present themselves to the Customer Service Desk at Bailey’s New Street, Waterford, between 2pm-4pm and meet with the Homeless Services Officer. The Homeless Services Officer will make an assessment and refer a person, if necessary, to an Emergency Accommodation Provider.

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Oasis House
Women’s Refuge offers safe emergency crisis accommodation to women and women with children, along with providing support and medium-term supported accommodation, court accompaniment, 1:1 advice & support and outreach services.
Address: 72 Morrisson’s Road,
Co Waterford
Phone: (051) 370 367/ 1890 264 364 (helpline)
Contact: Claire Coughlan, Manager
Email: claire@oasishouse.ie

Tinteán Housing
Provides short-term accommodation for homeless families. Support is also provided.
Address: 25 Virginia Cresent,
Hennessey’s Road,
Co Waterford
Phone: 051 844 076 / 086 382 7387
Email: info@tinteanhousing.ie

Short-term Accommodation (Focus Ireland)
This service provides short-term accommodation and supports people who have been homeless to address issues that may have contributed to their becoming homeless in the first instance and prepare them for moving on to independent living. Referrals currently only accepted from Waterford Homeless Action team.
Address: Presentation Development Centre
Mitchel Street
Dungarvan
Waterford
Phone: 058 435 70
Email: cowaterfordservices@focusireland.ie

Spring Gardens (Respond!)
Accommodation is provided for approximately 6 months, for single women with a child or who are pregnant. Support and aftercare services also provided. Referrals are through Waterford County Council.
Address: 20 Spring Gardens,
Co Waterford
Phone: 051 840 200 (Respond Waterford office)

Email: info@respond.ie

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Ballybeg Community Development Project
Services provided include: Women’s development group Homework groups for young people with an educational worker employed to give extra grinds There is also a Key Project which is a Resource Centre for the unemployed Local training initiative.

Referrals are made through schools. Self referrals can be made by contacting the project directly.

Ballybeg Community Development Project
The Parish Centre Community Campus
Ballybeg,
Waterford
Tel: 051 350 100
Email: admin@ballybegcdp.ie
www.ballybegcdp.ie

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Merchants Quay CIC
41 Merchant’s Quay
Waterford
Co. Waterford
Tel: 0761 07 6560
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Dungarvan CIC
Scanlon’s Yard Car Park
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Tel: 0761 07 6550
email: dungarvan@citinfo.ie

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Free Legal Advice Centre: 2nd Thursday each month at 1pm – 2.00pm (By appointment only.)

Waterford CIC
37 Lower Yellow Road
Waterford
Co Waterford

Tel: 0761 07 6580
email: waterford@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes Financial Information Service Centres:
1st Thursday each month (By appointment only.)
Free Legal Advice Centre: 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month from 7pm Appointment necessary (By appointment only.)

Literacy Support for Parents

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Domestic Violence Services

Oasis House Women’s Refuge

A 24 hour a day, 7 days a week service. A 24 hour helpline offering support, information, practical assistance, a listening service, confidentiality, anonymity, advice if required to ensure immediate safety and contact with gardai if necessary on caller’s behalf.
An appointment based support visit to deal with issues not practical to discuss on the phone. Safe short-term accommodation. Childcare Support service where the needs of the children are addressed in as much as is possible. Access to professional counselling is provided on a contractual basis. Referral to other suitable services. Advocacy with regard to other agencies. Court accompaniment. Limited Supported Second Stage Housing. Help with securing accommodation. Education programmes for schools, public awareness training.

Helpline: 1890 264 364

Opening Hours: 24 hour service, open 365 days

Tel: 051 370367

Email: oasishouse2@eircom.net

Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women – oasishouse2@eircom.net and oasishouse3@eircom.net
Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women – 086 0264756

Family Services

Family Resource Centre

Find your local family resource centre here.

Long-Term Accommodation/ Tenancy Sustainment

Long-Term Accommodation (Focus Ireland)
This service provides supported housing for single people, families and couples who have identified support needs. The service provides either on-site or visiting support to people who are in vulnerable situations or living with issues such as mental health or other health difficulties, and who may not be able to sustain their tenancy in their own home without this housing support.
Address: Presentation Development Centre
Mitchel Street
Dungarvan
Phone: 058 435 70
Email: cowaterfordservices@focusireland.ie

Tenancy Support and Sustainment (Focus Ireland)
The service provides settlement support to households who are moving out of homelessness and into a new home by supporting them in physically moving into new homes as well as providing supports like accessing entitlements and facilitating access to health and budgeting services. Referrals currently only accepted from Waterford Homeless Action team.
Address: 10a Waterside
Waterford City
Waterford
Phone: 058 43 570
Email: cowaterfordservices@focusireland.ie

Westmeath

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Housing Department
Westmeath County Council
County Buildings
Mount Street
Mullingar
Co Westmeath
Phone: 044 933 2287
Web: www.westmeathcoco.ie
Email: housing@westmeathcoco.ie

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Temporary Emergency Accommodation Mullingar (TEAM)
Unit for women and children who are homeless.
Address: Teach Fáilte,
Green Road,
Mullingar,
Co Westmeath
Phone: 044 934 9340
Email: info@teachfailte.ie

Esker House Women’s Refuge
Provides accommodation and assistance for women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. Counselling and information on legal, housing, and medical matters is provided.
Address: Retreat Road,
Athlone,
Co Westmeath
Phone: 090 647 4122

Email: info@eskerhouse.ie

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Westmeath Community Development – Afterschool Childcare Services
Afterschool Childcare Services have evolved from homework clubs and offer afterschool childcare supports in schools and local community facilities. Afterschool Services are funded through the National Childcare Investment Programme, under the Affordable Childcare Scheme from the Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs. The Services are also funded and supported by the Dept. of Employment Affairs & Social Protection, and by Westmeath County Childcare Committee.

They operate 7 different centres, 6 in Athlone and 1 in Mullingar.
After-School services operate from the start of the school year until July, and includes full day camps at Halloween, Easter and in July, when the schools are closed. After School services are available, 4 hours a day from Monday-Friday during the school year, and includes a homemade hot snack, homework supports with qualified teachers, art and cultural activities, sports, fun and games.

Services are coordinated by Childcare Services Manager, Sinead Casey.

For further information on Childcare Services please contact Sinéad in the Athlone office on 09064161121 or 087 772 9172, or by email scasey@westcd.ie

Libraries

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Citizens’ Information

Athlone CIC
Elliott House
St. Mary’s Square
Athlone
Co Westmeath
Tel: 0761 07 6610

Email: athlone@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes
Free Legal Advice Centre: By Appointment Only. Must engage with Information Officer in CIC first. Every second Monday. 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Mullingar CIC
MOUNT STREET
(County Buildings Complex)
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath
Tel: 0761 07 6660
Email: mullingar@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes
Free Legal Advice Centre: Every second Monday. 6.30pm to 8.30pm By Appointment Only. Callers requesting FLAC must engage with the CIC in advance.

Literacy Support for Parents

South Westmeath Adult Learning Programme (Athlone)
Clonown Road
Athlone
Co Westmeath

Contact Name: Joan Slevin
Phone number: 090 649 2188
Mobile number: 086 173 1931
Contact Email: adultliteracysouth@lwetb.ie

Adult Education Centre LWETB
Marlinstown Office Park
Marlinstown
Mullingar
Co Westmeath

Contact Name: Tricia Egginton
Phone number: 044 934 2111
Mobile number: 086 832 0649
Contact Email: adultliteracynorth@lwetb.ie

Domestic Violence Services

Esker House Women’s Refuge and Support Service

24 Hour Helpline, Emergency Accommodation (Refuge), Counselling Service, Outreach Support Service, Court Accompaniment, One to One support, information and advocacy, Safety Planning, Referral to other professional and legal services.

Helpline: 24 Hour Helpline 09064 74122
Opening Hours: 24 Hour Helpline 09064 74122
Tel: 090 6474122
Email: info@eskerhouse.ie
www.eskerhouse.ie
Facebook: Esker House Women’s Refuge & Domestic Abuse Support Service

Westmeath Support Service Against Domestic Abuse
General Advice/Information, General Support/Advocacy, Counselling, Court Accompaniment, Access to Medical Services, Access to Legal Services
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Tel: 044 9333868
Email: westmeathsupport@eircom.net
www.westmeathsupport.ie
Email support for deaf / hard of hearing women – westmeathsupport@eircom.net
Text service for deaf / hard of hearing women – 087 1336853

Family Services

Cara Phort FRC

Adult Education, Primary School Programme, Meals on Wheels, Homework Clubs, Healthy Community Programme

Harbour Street,
Ballynacargy,
Co Westmeath (Midlands Region)
Tel: 044 937 3060
Mobile: 087 6371632
Email: caraphortfrc@eircom.net

Monsignor McCarthy Family Resource Centre
13 Battery Heights
Athlone
Co Westmeath

Tel: 090 649 4336

Wexford

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Wexford County Council,
County Hall,
Carricklawn,
Co. Wexford.
Phone: 053 919 6000
Email:postmaster@wexfordcoco.ie

Housing Social Work Team
Phone: 053 919 6004

Regular Clinics – Meet the Housing Officers

All clinics will be by appointment only commencing week beginning 28 January 2019.   You can contact the numbers below if you need an appointment:

Municipal District Clinic Day Appointment Contact Clinic Times
New Ross Tuesday morning 051 421 284 09:45 – 12:45
Enniscorthy Tuesday afternoon 053 923 3540 14:00 – 16:45
Gorey Wednesday morning 053 948 3801 09:30 – 12:30
Wexford Thursday morning 053 919 6254 09:30 – 12:30

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Wexford Women’s Refuge
The Refuge is a purpose built communal facility, providing 24hr. emergency accommodation for women and children, who must leave their own homes due to domestic abuse. It provides accommodation for four families, twenty-two bed spaces in total. The recommended period for a woman and her family to stay in the Refuge is 8-10 weeks. The Refuge also provides an outreach service and drop-in service.
Address: Wexford Womens Refuge,
Distillery Road,
Co Wexford
Phone: 053 912 1876 / 1800 220 444 (freephone)
Email: wexrefuge@eircom.net

Youth Clubs/Homework Clubs

Traveller Youth Development Project
Traveller-specific youth homework support clubs in Taghmon (Teach Sparoi), Clonroche (Community Centre), New Ross (Woodbine Close) & Enniscorthy (Drumgoold) during term time. A family literacy support programme is also available to parents of these children, based on local need.
For more information contact :

Tina Kelly
Traveller Youth Development project Officer
tkelly@wld.ie

Coolcotts Community Youth Project / Drop In / Youth Café (including Afterschool Project)
DYS,
Francis Street,
Wexford,
Co Wexford
Tel: 053 9123262
Email: fdys@iol.ie
fdys.ie
Referrals taken through school teachers, school completion programme, parents and from other projects as well as young person’s counsellor.

Eligibility Criteria Junior Groups 4 – 6 years; Homework Groups 7 – 9 years/10 – 12 years; Youth Café Drop In 13 – 25 years.
Coverage Area: Wexford Enniscorthy Gorey New Ross

Libraries

Find more information about your local library and the services they provide here.

Citizens’ Information

Wexford CIC
28 Henrietta Street
Wexford
Co Wexford
Tel: 0761 07 6720
email: wexford@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Free Legal Advice Centre:
From 5:30 to 7pm. On the first and third Thursday of each month with the exception of first Thursday in January & August and third Thursday in December when no FLAC takes place. (By appointment only.)

Enniscorthy CIC
26 Court Street
Enniscorthy
Co. Wexford
Tel: 0761 07 6690
email: enniscorthy@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Gorey CIC
Unit 3
The Plaza
Pearse Street
Gorey
Co Wexford
Tel: 0761 07 6700
email: gorey@citinfo.ie
Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Literacy Support for Parents

Find adult literacy courses in Wexford here.

Domestic Violence Services

Wexford Women’s Refuge

24 hour emergency accommodation, 24 hour helpline, Outreach Service, Court accompaniment, Advocacy, Free Counselling (by appointment), Drop-in for one to one support & information

Helpline: 1800 220 444

Opening Hours: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Tel: 053 9121876
Email: wexrefuge@eircom.net

Family Services

Family Resource Centre

Find your local family resource centre here.

Long-Term Accommodation/Tenancy Sustainment

Tenancy Support and Sustainment (Focus Ireland)
The service provides settlement support to households who are moving out of homelessness and into a new home by supporting them in physically moving into new homes as well as providing supports like accessing entitlements and facilitating access to health and budgeting services.
Address: County Hall,
Carricklawn,
Wexford
Phone: 053 719 6000
Email: lobrien@focusireland.ie

Wicklow

Local Authority Contact

Families/individuals who are homeless must present to their local authority in order to access State-funded emergency accommodation.

Wicklow County Council
County Buildings,
Whitegates,
Wicklow Town
Phone: 040 420 120
Email:  housing2@wicklowcoco.ie

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 3.30pm

Emergency/Short-Term Accommodation

Bray Women’s Refuge
Crisis accommodation is provided for women and children escaping domestic violence. Refuge provides support and information to women as well as delivering external outreach programmes.
Phone: 01 286 61 63

Email: info@braywomensrefuge.com

Libraries

Find more information about your local library in Wicklow and the services they provide here.

Citizens’ Information

Find out more information about your local Citizens’ Information Centre here.

Literacy Support for Parents

Find adult literacy courses in Wicklow here.

Family Services

Wicklow Child & Family project
The Wicklow Child & Family Project provides a community based family support service in Wicklow Town and surrounding areas. The project is managed by County Wicklow Partnership and funded through TUSLA Child & Family Agency.

The Projects aims to provide services and supports that improves the quality of life for families while promoting the personal, social and educational development of children , young people and their parents always keeping the child at the forefront of our work.

The work carried out addresses issues such as:- parenting skills; parent / child relationships; relationship issues; separation; behavioural difficulties; alcohol & drug issues; domestic abuse; anger management; mental health issues; housing; finance. Project staff work closely with other agencies to avoid duplication of services .
Main office, Salem Business Building, Abbey Street, Wicklow Town, Co wicklow
Contact Details:

Manager: Ms Christine Keegan
Phone: 040 464725
Mobile: 087 2873789 Fax: (0404) 64720
Email: adminwcandfp@wicklowpartnership.ie
Opening hours: 9.00am – 1pm, 2pm – 4.30pm Mon to Fri

Greystones Family Resource Centre

Offers information, advocacy and advice.

28 Burnaby Court
Greystones
Co Wicklow

Tel: 01 2557528

greystonesfrc.ie/

National Resources

Barnardos

Barnardos is an independent charity that works directly with children and families in need, providing services and support in 40 centres around the country. It also campaigns for children’s rights in Ireland and provides training and resources to childcare professionals.
Address:
Christchurch Square,
Dublin 8
Tel: 01 453 0355
Callsave: 1850 222 300
www.barnardos.ie

Home School Community Liaison

The Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Scheme is a central component of the Department of Education and Skill’s DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools), An Action Plan for Educational Inclusion, which aims to combat educational disadvantage, through a range of interventions and strategies, designed to improve educational outcomes for children.
Contact details for the Senior Management Team are:
Irene Keogh irene.keogh@tusla.ie
Maria Tobin maria.tobin@tusla.ie
Marian Heeney marian.heeney@tusla.ie
Anne-Marie McGovern annemarie.mcgovern@tusla.ie

AnyMan

AnyMan, formerly known as Amen,  is the only dedicated support service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland providing crisis intervention, helpline support and face to face supports to victims. Support services are available nationwide.

St. Anne’s Resource Centre
Railway Street
Navan
Co. Meath
Website: www.anyman.ie

Confidential Support Line: 01 5543811
or General Office Queries: 01 5394277
Confidential Support E-mail: crisis@anyman.ie
General Office E-mail: info@anyman.ie

All clients can make one to one appointments directly with support workers by contacting the national crisis helpline on: 01-5543811

There is also a drop in facility at their Navan office: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.

Irish Traveller Movement

The Irish Traveller Movement is a national network of groups and individuals that work within the Traveller community. Its regional networks aim to increase Traveller participation and provide support to Travellers at local level. Its National Working Groups address policy issues concerning Travellers, including those affecting young Travellers.
Address:
4-5 Eustace Street,
Temple Bar,
Dublin 2
Tel: 01 679 6577
Email: itm@itmtrav.com
www.itmtrav.ie

Pavee Point

Pavee Point aims to improve the living circumstances and quality of life of Irish Travellers.
Address:
46 North Great Charles Street,
Dublin 1
Tel: 01 878 0255
Email: info@pavee.ie
www.paveepoint.ie

Find Your Local Councillor/TD

Contact your local elected representatives about the issues that matter to you. Find contact details for your local representatives here.

Children’s Rights Alliance

The Children’s Rights Alliance unites over 100 members working together to make sure that the rights of the child are respected and protected in our laws, policies and services.
Address:
7 Red Cow Lane,
Smithfield,
Dublin 7
Tel: 01 662 9400
Email: info@childrensrights.ie
www.childrensrights.ie

Foróige

Foróige, the National Youth Development Organisation, is a leading youth organisation working with 56,000 young people aged 10-18 each year through volunteer-led clubs and staff-led youth projects. There are 588 Foróige Clubs, 134 youth projects, mentoring programmes and citizenship and leadership programmes in Ireland. Find  your nearest Foróige club on their website.
Address:
Block 12D,
Joyce Way,
Park West,
Dublin 12
Tel: 01 630 1560
Email: info@foroige.ie

Laundry Services: Revolution Laundry

24/7 self-service washing machines and driers based at petrol stations. The washing cycle only takes 30 minutes and Non-Bio detergent is included in every wash, so there is no need to bring in your own. This quick service would be useful for families who are spending a lot of time in their cars during the day or who don’t have washing/drying facilities in the emergency accommodation they are staying in. Find your nearest service here.

Children & Young People’s Services Committees

Children and Young People’s Services Committees are responsible for securing better outcomes for children and young people in their area through more effective integration of existing services and interventions. Find Your local CYPSC here.

Legal Aid Board – Family Mediation Service

Family mediation is a free service which is provided to help separating couples and parents whose relationship has broken down to negotiate their own agreement. The couple sit down together, facilitated and helped by a trained mediator, and negotiate their own terms of settlement. Family mediation is a child-focused service putting strong emphasis on the well-being of the child/children. There are seventeen offices nationwide, eight full time and nine part time. Find your local office here.

Services with Helplines

Childline – 1800 666666
One Family – 01 662 9212
Samaritans – 116 123
National LGBT Helpline – 1890 929 539
Parentline – 1890 927277
Teenline – 1800 833 634
Women’s Aid – 1800 341 900
Amen – 046 9023718
CARI – 1890 924 567
HSE National Information Line – 1850 24 1850

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Homelessness is not currently listed as an adverse childhood experience but it is expected that it will be added once further study in the area has been conducted. This short video explains the effects that toxic stress has on the body and how this stress response leads to behavioural issues.