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About the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC)

The oldest and largest Rape Crisis Centre in Ireland, DRCC is an independent, non-profit organisation that aims to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of sexual violence in all its forms. DRCC offer a range of supports and services to empower survivors as well as their friends, families and supporters. DRCC dedicated staff and volunteers are there for anyone affected by sexual violence at any time, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity or status. DRCC take a holistic approach in their work:

Providing 24-hour non-judgmental listening and crisis support via the (opens in a new window)National Helpline 1800 778888, which is free to all, and which has a (opens in a new window)webchat option as well as (opens in a new window)interpreting for those whose first language is not English (in office hours);

Offering (opens in a new window)accompaniment support to survivors at the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit, reporting to Gardai, and attending court and other forums;

Delivering (opens in a new window)counselling and therapy to victims of recent and past sexual violence;

Running specialist (opens in a new window)outreach & training, especially for those working in frontline services and with young people;

Working on (opens in a new window)policy and law reform that aims to prevent sexual violence as well as improve conditions and services for survivors, including research and advocacy;

Raising awareness and (opens in a new window)campaigning for change, particularly towards a healthier society that values (opens in a new window)consent, equality and respect as the foundation of healthy relationships and where sexual violence is not tolerated;

For more information and online resources, check out the website (opens in a new window)drcc.ie or (opens in a new window)follow on social.

Contact the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems

Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
T: +353 1 716 6488 | Location Map(opens in a new window)