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

The services of Amber Women’s Refuge will be temporarily relocated from 1st October 2021 until the end of November.  This is to facilitate a much needed redevelopment project on our refuge building.     

All of Amber’s services, including our Outreach services, will operate as normal.  Alternative emergency refuge accommodation is in place for those fleeing domestic violence & abuse. 

Amber’s confidential 24hr helpline remains in operation.  If you experience a delay in someone answering your call please stay on the line, calls are being redirected therefore the connection can take a little longer.

At Amber Womens Refuge CLG, it’s our mission to empower women and children, of all cultures and backgrounds, to achieve their rights to live abuse-free lives.

Amber Womens Refuge CLG. originally started as a support and information service in Loughboy, Kilkenny. It soon became evident that there was a need for a women’s refuge service in Kilkenny. This was set up soon after, and was eventually housed in a purpose built facility in November 2001 in Kilkenny.

Amber Womens Refuge CLG. caters for women and children from Carlow and Kilkenny. In 2016 we developed our outreach and court accompaniment service to reach those in rural areas seeking support and information.

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.

If you have any feedback or complaints in relation this TUSLA funded service, please see:

Confidentiality Policy

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

01

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

02

Fear about you harming yourself or someone else.

03

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