Our Services

24/7 Helpline: 1850 42 42 44

Refuge Contact Numbers – 056-7771404 /056-7771447/056-7771878

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

  • 24-hour short term emergency refuge accommodation
  • 24-hour helpline
  • Support and information (drop-in or appointment based)
  • Childcare programme for children affected by domestic violence
  • Court accompaniment service
  • Outreach service
  • Aftercare
  • Crisis counselling service
  • Play/Art therapy
  • Educational programmes to adolescent groups and schools
  • Awareness raising

Emergency Accomodation

At Amber Kilkenny Women’s Refuge CLG., we provide safe, short-term emergency accommodation. Our refuge has seven units made up of five individual units containing a kitchen/living area, ensuite sleeping areas and two ensuite bedrooms. The refuge can cater for seven women and up to twenty-three children at any time.

In our work with children they are given the chance to articulate the way they feel about their experiences. We make sure to work with the parent and child as a unit.

Outreach and Court Accompaniment Service.

Our Court accompaniment and Outreach Support worker can meet women for support and information in rural and city locations in Kilkenny, that are safe to meet in. Please contact the refuge on the number below to arrange an appointment with her.

24/7 Helpline: 1850 42 42 44

Refuge Contact Numbers – 056-7771404 /056-7771447/056-7771878


Court Orders and Court Accompaniment Service

There are a number of legal protections available to you if you are experiencing domestic violence. These court-ordered protections are called orders and include;

  • Barring Order
  • Interim Barring order
  • Emergency Barring Order
  • Protection Order
  • Safety Order

Amber Kilkenny Women’s Refuge CLG. provides support and information to clients seeking orders including being accompanied to court. For more information, visit www.flac.ie

Contact the refuge on 1850 42 42 44 and we can make arrangements to speak or meet with our court accompaniment and outreach worker.



Do you think you would benefit from counselling?

Contact the refuge on 1850 42 42 44 or 056 777 1404 and speak with a project worker who will refer you to our counsellor for crisis counselling.

Our Way of Work

With the help of the services above, and based on our principles of practice, we work together with women to assess their needs and then set a plan or goal to address them.We have a childcare worker who works with children residing in the refuge or on a referral basis. Our childcare worker uses a programme to address the needs of children affected by domestic violence. We can also refer to a play therapist, who works with the children within the refuge if needed. We do this work in collaboration with the parent.

If you have any feedback or complaints in relation this TUSLA funded service, please see Tusla www.tusla.ie/about/feedback-and-complaints