Support for children
Barnardos support vulnerable children and families.
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC)
The ISPCC provide services to support vulnerable children. This includes a freephone helpline called Childline:
1800 66 66 66
Support for survivors of child sexual abuse
Cari is a voluntary organisation that provides child centred support to children and families affected by child sexual abuse.
One in Four
One in Four provides support to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Domestic violence support
Safe Ireland works to eliminate domestic violence.
Women's Aid is a leading national organisation that has been working to stop domestic violence in Ireland. They operate a freephone helpline:
1800 341 900
Cuanlee Refuge provides safe and secure crisis accommodation for women and childrenexperiencing domestic abuse in Cork.
West Cork Women Against Violence Project
WCWAVP provide support for women who are or have experienced domestic violence. They operate a freephone helpline: 1800 203 136
Good Shepherd Cork
Good Shepherd Cork provide support for women and children experiencing homelessness or domestic violence.
Move Ireland provide support for men experience domestic violence.
Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or are at risk of losing their homes across Ireland.
Unplanned pregnancy support
Irish Family Planning Association
The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) provides contraception, pregnancy counselling, abortion care, sexual and reproductive health services and training.
Abortion in Ireland
Support and advocacy groups
Sexual Health Centre Cork
The Sexual Health Centre Cork provides up-to-date information, support and education in the areas of sexual health, wellbeing, sexuality and healthy relationships.
Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. They operate a freephone helpline: 116 123.
Free Legal Advice Centres
FLAC is a voluntary organisation that helps people to understand and access their legal
Citizens Information provides information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services.
Sexual Assault Treatment Unit Cork
The Sexual Assault Treatment Unit provide a forensic and medical aftercare service to people aged 14 years and upwards, who have experienced rape or sexual assault.
Ruhama is an charity that offers nationwide support to women affected by prostitution, sex trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation.
Blue Blindfold - Anti-Human Trafficking
Immigrant Council of Ireland
The Immigrant Council of Ireland is a national, independent non-governmental organisation that promotes the rights of migrants.
Irish Refugee Council
The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) works with and for refugees in Ireland.
NASC Migrant and Refugee Rights
Nasc works with migrants and refugees to advocate and lead for change within Ireland’s immigration and protection systems, to ensure fairness, access to justice and the protection of human rights.
APT - Act to Prevent Trafficking
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
Cork Against Human Trafficking
European Women’s Lobby
National Women’s Council Ireland