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

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

Training and Education

We offer an in depth training service to professionals and volunteers in areas including sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse, trauma, counselling and support skills, vicarious traumatisation, Dignity at Work, working with asylum seekers and refugees and sexual violence prevention programmes with young people.

Learn 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

DRCC has run a series of national awareness raising campaigns, with the support of Cosc.  For a video from our 2012 campaign, 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

Job Vacancies

We are currently accepting applications for volunteers for our Volunteer Training Programme.

Fundraising & Governance Principles

The Board of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre wishes to formally acknowledge that the DRCC is fully compliant with the ICTR (Irish Charities Tax Reform Group). The DRCC also wish to confirm that our organisation complies with the Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.

Did you know?

For more facts and information see our 2016 Annual Report

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Year the helpline was founded
Number of  counselling contacts taken in the first year
Number of counselling contacts taken in 2016