New website to help women in domestic abuse

Monica McElvaney, director of Adapt
A NEW website will be launched this week aimed at women who may be experiencing domestic abuse.

A NEW website will be launched this week aimed at women who may be experiencing domestic abuse.

Adapt domestic abuse services will launch their new website at a seminar entitled Understanding the Traumatic Impact of Domestic and Sexual Abuse, at the Oakwood Arms Hotel, Shannon, this week. The seminar is aimed at professionals who are working with victims of domestic abuse. The site will outline the wide range of supports that Adapt provides to women affected by domestic abuse.

These supports include a 24 hour helpline and access to safe refuge, outreach services throughout Limerick city and county, translation services, advocacy and court accompaniment, child and youth services, group support and training programmes for women. The site has a dedicated area on the site for young people, to help them understand what domestic abuse is and how to take positive action if it is happening to them.

The website also provides details on the range of supports available for children and young people who are or have lived with domestic abuse.

Monica McElvaney, the director of Adapt, pictured, said the number of women seeking their support across Limerick city and county is continuing to increase. The Limerick city based service supported 420 women last year, and now has outreach clinics and support groups in Newcastle West and Kilmallock, as well as Watchhouse Cross on the northside of the city.

Log on to Adapt Services.