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