Donegal Women’s Centre Service Provision during COVID-19
Launch of our 16 Days of Activism Opposing Violence Against Women
On the first day of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, we lit candles to remember all women who have been affected or are currently experiencing violence in their lives.
We acknowledge the strength and courage of all women who have walked up the steps of the Centre and reached out for support. Thank you for placing your trust in us.
Donegal Women’s Centre will continue to provide vital services to women living in the county. If you have a clinic, counselling or listening appointment, please attend as usual. Wear a mask but if you are displaying symptoms, currently isolating or are feeling unwell, you will need to contact us to re-arrange your appointment
We are pleased to confirm that all service provision will continue as normal here in the Centre. We have all the health & safety protocols in place and all measures are in place to ensure that our staff, volunteers and service users feel safe and confident in coming into the Centre.
We are asking that you wear your mask until you meet with a staff member at the door. You will then be guided through the process.
The Centre is not open for drop-ins (the exception to this is ILash clinic on a Monday evening). If you need information or would like to make an appointment, please contact us on 074 9124985.
Please consider donating via the button so that we can continue to provide our services.
As the country moves through the phases of reopening, it’s more important than ever to look after your sexual health and wellbeing. The Sexual Health Information Project put together this useful information pack about what you need to remember, even though things are starting to feel more ‘normal’.
Delighted to have worked with Department of Justice & Equality in getting the message out that support services are still available for women who are feeling unsafe or experiencing domestic violence.
Contact the Centre on 074 9124985
For more information in your area, visit https://www.stillhere.ie/
Supports are #StillHere for people experiencing #DomesticViolence. Mary from Donegal Women's Centre highlights how to find the supports you need. @donegalwomen @SAFEIreland @Womens_Aid @NWCI @MensDevNetwork. Visit https://t.co/HviQClONyf for info. pic.twitter.com/VparhHLJL8
— Department of Justice (@DeptJusticeIRL) April 30, 2020
In line with current recommendations, we regret to announce that we have made the decision to cancel all face to face appointments & drop in services until restrictions are eased.
This has not been an easy decision & we appreciate the distress & anxiety that this decision will cause to our service users and women in the county.
We feel that it is the right course of action to protect the health & wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, service users & all our families.
However, you may still contact the Centre on 074 9124985, email us on email@example.com or send us a private message through Facebook.
Further information on our service provision is availble here.
If you are experiencing symptoms, you should self-isolate, regardless of travel or contact history, and phone your GP.
For updated factual information on COVID-19 (coronavirus), symptoms and causes, self-isolation and protecting yourself and others, visit https://www2.hse.ie/
- Background to the Donegal Women's Centre Donegal Women's Centre provides a space where women can pursue their own healing and development in a safe, caring and supportive environment. The centre developed from the coming together of a group of women in the late eighties who were committed to responding in a holistic way to the emotional, psychological, social and educational needs of women in Donegal.
- Information on the two conselling services The Centre provides two counselling services. The first is the dedicated domestic violence counselling service funded by the HSE. This is delivered in the Donegal Women’s Centre and outreach centres - in Killybegs, Ballyshannon, Donegal Town, Bundoran Falcarragh, Dungloe and Carndonagh. The second counselling service “Donegal Community Counselling Service” provided by Donegal Women’s Centre and at our outreach centre, is a community based, non-set fee, confidential, client – centred counselling and psychotherapy service.
- Information on Services Donegal Women’s Centre offers a range of services to meet the identified needs of women in the county. Our services include: - Ilash Clinic - Listening service
Donegal Women’s Centre is a holistic place of healing for women where not only the services we offer, but the Centre itself, supports the healing process, and truly honours the feminine. We are positively committed to improving Women’s status in society, opposing discrimination and eliminating violence and injustice to women.
We abide by Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children.