"At Amber Women’s Refuge, it’s our mission to empower women and children of all cultures and backgrounds to achieve their right to live their lives free of abuse."

Amber started as Kilkenny Women’s Refuge Project in 1996 in Loughboy, Kilkenny.  The Project, manned by two staff members and a team of volunteers provided a drop-in Centre & 9-5 support helpline to local women experiencing domestic violence & abuse.  The purpose-built refuge building, Kilkenny Women’s Refuge, officially opened in November 2001. 

In 2019, we re-branded as Amber Women’s Refuge to reflect our delivery of refuge and community-based services to women and children from Carlow and other counties, as well as Kilkenny.

Amber Women’s Refuge provides emergency refuge accommodation and a 24hr Helpline offering compassionate, non-judgmental support and information to women and children in Kilkenny and Carlow who are victims of domestic violence and abuse.  We deliver safe, inclusive, client centred services both at the refuge and in the community.

We have been supporting and protecting women and children for over 20 years.

We’re Here to Help

If you need support and information in relation to domestic abuse, please ring our 24/7 helpline number:

Our Services

At Amber Womens Refuge CLG., we provide many services helping women and children affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.

Emergency Accomodation

We provide safe, short-term emergency accommodation. The refuge can cater for seven women and up to 23 children.

Outreach and Court Accompaniment Service

Our Court worker can meet women for support and information in rural and city locations in Kilkenny, that are safe to meet in.

Counselling

Do you think you would benefit from counselling? Contact the refuge and speak with a project worker.

Court Orders and Court Accompaniment Service

There are a number of legal protections available to you if you are experiencing domestic violence.

Confidentiality Policy

At Amber Womens Refuge CLG., we provide many services helping women and children affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.

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A potential risk of harm to children, we are mandated to report under Children’s First Act 2015

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Fear about you harming yourself or someone else.

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A court order to disclose information or any other situation that we are required by the law to give information.