Since 1979, The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has worked to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of sexual violence. We work with men and women who have experienced sexual assault, rape or childhood sexual abuse.

Sexual violence is a serious public health and human rights issue with both short and long-term consequences for those affected. The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has been at the forefront of the Irish response to sexual violence for almost 40 years. We work with government, non-profit organisations, academic institutions, and the general public to ensure that all available resources to prevent sexual violence are utilised.

Our Vision

Our vision is a of a society in which sexual violence is not tolerated but that, when it does occur, survivors are provided with information and care that support their empowerment and resiliency.

Our Mission

The mission of The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of rape and other forms of sexual violence.

We work to prevent sexual violence and to eliminate its tolerance in society through education, training and awareness-raising campaigns.

When sexual violence does occur, we offer a range of supports including telephone counselling through the National 24-Hour Helpline, face-to-face counselling, and accompaniment services.

We also advocate on behalf of survivors of sexual violence to help ensure that they have access to responsive and sensitive services provided by law enforcement officials, medical personnel and the courts.

DRCC Staff launching the #AskConsent campaign 2016

We receive approximately 1,000 contacts to our Helpline every month, from men and women of all ages who have experienced both recent and historical sexual assault or abuse.

We offer a safe and confidential space and a person-centered, empowerment approach in all of our contact with clients.

If you are reading this web page and are affected by any of the issues, we encourage you to take the next step and call our National 24-Hour Helpline 1800 77 8888.