IRD DUHALLOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE: 087-7733337
REMEMBER: Domestic Violence can affect anyone - YOUNG and OLD
Does it affect you?
Don't get confused - if you are afraid get out now!
Domestic violence is a pattern of power and control by one person against another, be it a boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, husband, wife and/or family members. It includes three types of abuse: physical, emotional and sexual.
One in eight households in Ireland suffers from domestic violence. You are not alone. Abuse occurs in families from every financial, religious, cultural and educational background.
IRD Duhallow is committed to working together to promote and ensure the safety and welfare of men, women and children in situations of domestic violence. This will be achieved through raising awareness and understanding of the dynamics of violence and enhancing and developing new, strategic support services for people experiencing violence.
- the abuse is not your fault
- you do not deserve to be abused
- you have the right to make your own choices and decisions
- your children should never be afraid in their own home
The following agencies can provide you with help:
- Ambulance service or the Garda Síochána (24 hr) - 999 or 112 (from mobile phone)
- OSS Cork Domestic Violence, Information Resource Centre - 1800 497 497
- Samaritans - 1850 609 090
- Women's Aid Helpline - 1800 341 900
- Citizens Information Helpline - 1800 777 121
- Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre - Freephone 1800 633 633
- Sexual Violence Centre Cork - 1800 496 496
- FLAC - (Free Legal Advice) - 01 8745690
- Y.A.N.A (You Are Not Alone) - 022 53915
-If you would like to discuss any matter in relation to domestic violence please contact our volunteers on 087-7733337