We understand that not all women need or want refuge.

Amber’s community-based Outreach services provide information, advocacy, support services and referral in Kilkenny city and county and throughout county Carlow to women and children who are experiencing or recovering from domestic violence and abuse. 

You can speak confidentially with a member of our Outreach Team about your experience of domestic abuse and access our Outreach services, without staying in the refuge. 

We provide:

Support and information about your rights and entitlements, including laws protecting you against domestic abuse and coercive control.

Court support and accompaniment services, providing information and support about applying to the courts for domestic violence orders or when attending court hearings for custody, access, maintenance, separation, or divorce.

Individual support planning, safety planning and risk assessments.

Information on your rights and entitlements related to housing, social welfare, community supports, work & employment.

Referral to other Amber services and relevant external organisations/agencies.

We also offer Group work programmes – The Freedom Programme and a Domestic Abuse Recovery Group for women who have left an abusive relationship, which is designed to help empower women move forward in their lives.

Operating on an appointment only basis, support is available on the phone or in person in a safe and private location.  Our skilled and experienced Outreach team offer support and information on a once-off or ongoing basis, according to your needs.

For support, contact the Refuge or

Sarah – Domestic Abuse Outreach & Court Support Worker (Kilkenny) 085 853 3872

Bébhinn – Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker (Co Carlow)  085 862 3627