We offer practical and emotional support:

  • Listen to your experience, assess risk, talk you through your options and support you with ongoing safety planning.
  • Advice and guidance on financial, legal, housing, social welfare, rights and entitlements.
  • Help and support with legal protection orders and court.
  • Women’s group programmes to support your recovery, understand your experience and build your confidence and strength.
  • We have developmental and therapeutic supports for women and children such as counselling, art and music therapy.

Call our community outreach team for support 046 9022393

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Know your rights and entitlements:

  • We offer information on financial & housing supports e.g., how to open a bank account
  • If you are not in control of social welfare payments e.g., children’s allowance we can work directly with social welfare to redirect them to your new account.
  • If you need a new home, we can help you to apply for immediate rent/accommodation support for a few months while you wait for HAP approval from your local authority.
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Support with legal protection orders and court

Our outreach workers have years of experience in the family law system. Every week across Meath we support women to apply to their local district court for the protection or barring orders they need. These orders help Gardai if you need to call them in an emergency. It is easier to arrest or remove someone when a court order is in place.

  • We can guide you on your rights and legal options.
  • We help with paperwork and legal jargon.
  • We can support you to apply for legal protection orders.
  • We will help you plan safely for the consequence.
  • We will accompany you to court.
  • We will help you with the next steps after court.

For more information on court orders see courts.ie or FLAC

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Build confidence and strength

You aren’t alone. We offer emotional support one-to-one and within women’s groups.

  • A 6-week one-to-one counselling programme with a qualified therapist.
  • 12-week self-help group programme ‘Power to Change’ or the Freedom Programme facilitated by our outreach team.
  • A 6-week peer support group facilitated by our outreach team.

Call our team for more information 046 9022393.

The ‘Power to Change’ is an educational self-help programme for women in abusive relationships or those coming out of abusive relationships. The work focuses on changing patterns of behaviour within relationships.

The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help victims and survivors make sense of and understand what has happened to them. The Freedom Programme also describes in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse and very importantly how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed.

There is a pathway out of an abusive relationship

Call 046 9022393 and we can explain everything.

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Supports for children and young people

Our Children’s Programme

We have a dedicated child and young person’s service that can support children in refuge and children who are living in the community that are in a safe place to engage with supports.

  • We can help children understand what is happening in their family.
  • We aim to ensure that children and young people know that they have a right to have their voices heard, to be safe and to be protected from harm.
  • We can help a child to deal with feelings of anger, frustration, stress and anxiety.
  • We can support the road to recovery for a child who has experienced domestic violence in their family working with parents as part of this process.
  • We can support children through one-to-one sessions which are based around developing emotional literacy, coping mechanisms, learning how to keep safe and healthy relationships.
  • We can support children through group programmes such as TLC Kidz and It’s Good to be Me.
  • We can offer play therapy supports for children with our specialised play therapists.
  • We guide parents who want to know how to support their child

Call 046 9022393 to speak with a member of our Children’s team about your child and their needs.

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