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The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

An Oifig Náisiúnta um Fhoréigean Baile, Gnéasach agus Inscnebhunaithe a Chosc

  1. General Support Services

National Services

ServiceDescriptionPhoneHelpline PhoneWebsite Online Contact PointsOpening HoursCatchment Area
Citizens Information Centres Provides information on all aspects of public services and entitlements for citizens of Ireland, including housing, tax, training and employment, and social welfare1890 777 121     
Commission for The Support of Victims of CrimeMain Task of the Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime is to provide funding to volunartary sector organisations engaged in the provision of Services and Supports to Victims of Crime01 - 6028661     
Connect - Professional Telephone Counselling and Support - Ireland Connect is a free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. Connect is an additional service to the HSE's National Counselling Service which provides free face to face counselling.Freephone 1800477477   Out of hours service available every evening from 6-10pm 
Courts ServiceInformation on the Courts Service, including details of your local District Court can be found on their website.(01) 888 6000      
Crime Victims HelplineCrime Victims Helpline is a National Helpline which offers support to victims of crime in Ireland.1850 211 407
Free phone no: 116006   Mon 10am-7.30pm, Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 2pm-4pm
Bank Holidays Open from 2-4pm
Department of Social and Protection For information on a range of welfare entitlements see their website or contact the national information line1890 662244   Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm 
Family Support AgencyThe state agency responsible for family policy and services including Family Resource Centres01 611 4100     
Garda Síochána In an emergency call 999 or 112. For the number of your local Garda station check the Garda website or your local telephone directory.999 or 112     
HSE Health Information Line Call this number for information on routine health entitlements and services such as medical cards, drugs payments scheme, home help etc 1850 24 1850     Mon-Sat 8am-8pm 
HSE Services Information LineContact this number for information on health services, including hospitals, social services etc. in your area1800 520520       
HSE Sexual Health Crisis Pregnancy ProgrammeThis agency has details of services for women experiencing a crisis pregnancy, and also provides the 'Think Contraception' website which has information on contraception, sexual health and sexually transmitted infections.Text 'list' to 50444 for crisis pregnancy services.     
Legal Aid Board The Board is responsible for the provision of legal aid and advice on matters of civil law to persons unable to fund such services from their own resources. Details of their local offices can be found on their website or by contacting their Lo-call number1890 615 200     
Men's Networking Resource Centre Provides support re Domestic Violence, homelessness, social welfare, family law, counselling services,outreach counselling services and supervised child access services (01) 8622194     9 - 4pm  
Money Advice and Budgeting Service(MABS)MABS is a national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt1890 283 438   Mon-Fri 9am-8pm 
OPEN Provides numbers of local support groups for one parent families. Available nationwide(01) 8148860     
Samaritans Samaritans provides 24-hour emotional support to anyone experiencing distress, despair or suicidal thought.1850 60 90 90     
Society of St Vincent de PaulProvides practical support and a wide range of services to people in need(01) 838 6990     
The Probation Service Assesses and manages offenders in the community on behalf of the Courts Service and Prisons Service. Details of regional offices can be found on their website or in your local telephone directory.01 817 3600     
Transgender Equality Network Ireland Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) is a voluntary organisation set up to support transgendered and transsexual people throughout Ireland(01) 8734999 or 085 1477166       
Victims of Crime Office The Victims of Crime Office works to support the development of Competent, Caring and Efficient Services to Victims of Crime01- 6028661     

Local Services