Supporting Mothers and Children
Children who have lived with domestic abuse and violence in their home are all impacted, but each child will be affected differently.
Our Children’s Service team works with children, providing a safe environment and support where your child can talk about and process their experience, to start healing and rebuilding relationships. We also work with mothers, providing tools and advice on how to help their children, and to work to rebuild the parent-child relationship.
Support services available to you
Free and confidential helpline
24-hour Waterside House helpline offering free and confidential support for women experiencing domestic abuse. Those with concerns about a loved one can also seek guidance.
One to One support
One to one support and meetings with a key worker, to talk about your situation and work through your options.
Waterside House Refuge offers emergency refuge accommodation for women and children who are at risk at home and who need a safe place.
Outreach Service and Support
Arrange to have one of our team meet you in a safe location in your community. You will still have access to all services available to you. Call 091 565 985
You can have one of our team accompany you to court or to other agencies, as a source of support and practical help.
Referral to other agencies
Our support workers can also refer you, and advocate on your behalf if necessary, with other agencies like the HSE, Tusla and Social Protection.