Our Mission

Preventing and healing the trauma of rape and sexual abuse.

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s aim is to offer help and support to anyone who has experienced sexual violence of any kind.

We acknowledge it takes courage to phone or to call into the Centre for the first time and we assure you that if you contact us you will be treated with dignity and respect.

We provide a wide range of services:

A National 24 hour Helpline: 1800 77 88 88

We offer a free confidential, listening and support service for women and men who have been raped, sexually assaulted, sexually harassed or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Find out more

Training and Education

We offer an education and training service to professionals and volunteers who may come into contact with the issues of sexual violence, rape, sexual assault and child sexual abuse in the course of their work. Learn more.

One-to-One Counselling

Counselling is provided in our Centre in Leeson Street and in our Outreach centre in Coolock by a team of professional counsellors and psychotherapists. Find out more

Accompaniment to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit

Our experienced and trained volunteers are available in the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit to explain the procedures involved and to offer support to those who require it. Find out more

Court Accompaniment

The legal process can be a daunting one and court hearings are often difficult and confusing. Our volunteers offer support and information to victims of sexual violence who are going through this process. We also offer accompaniment to Garda Stations and Tribunals.  Find out more

Campaigning, Lobbying and Awareness Raising

Through campaigns, outreach and lobbying relevant agencies, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre aims to inform agents and citizens and improve relevant services.

National Awareness Raising Campaign 2012

This year’s Awareness Raising Campaign, launched on 5th September,  is a simple message to survivors of sexual violence that they are not alone, and that talking can help the feelings to fade.  If you, or someone you know has been affected, please call our National 24 hour Helpline number 1800 77 8888.  There is always someone at the end of the line.

Please click   Drcc Feelings Fade Video

 

Publications and Research

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre regularly undertake research and publish reports and statistics on issues related to rape and sexual violence. Find out more

Did you know?

For more facts and information see our 2012 Annual Report

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1979
Year the helpline was founded
76
Number of  counselling contacts taken in the first year
12,040
Number of  counselling contacts taken in 2012