Cuan Saor Womens Refuge supporting and changing lives

 Caun Saor Services

Cuan Saor (Safe Haven) was established in 1994 to offer support to women who were experiencing domestic violence. In 1995 a Freephone helpline was launched and in 2000 a large centrally located building was renovated and opened its doors as a Refuge in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The refuge provides short term crisis accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Cuan Saor provides the following services:

  • Refuge accommodation (short term crisis accommodation)
  • 24 Hour/365 day Freephone helpline
  • Support and information (drop in or by appointment)
  • Counselling
  • Outreach to designated clinics in South Tipperary area
  • Court Accompaniment Service
  • Aftercare
  • Training and Awareness raising
  • Child and Family Support

Cuan Saor Services

Refuge: This is short-term crisis accommodation accompanied by a range of supports available on site.  The refuge provides self contained apartments which are fully furnished.  There is a large secure garden which allows children to play outdoors once they are supervised by their mothers or the childcare worker.

The refuge accommodation gives a woman a safe space to consider her options about her future and the future of her children.  Staff will ensure you (the woman) has adequate clothes, food, etc and ensure you are linked with the relevant agencies in relation to finances, children, safety, legal services and housing.

The length of stay in the refuge is determined by individual circumstances.  Support continues to be available to both women and children after they leave the refuge.

Support & Information: All women who access Cuan Saor are given a space on a one to one basis with a worker to talk through her situation and to examine her options. This service is available to women who are resident in the refuge or are dropping into the day service.

The Support Worker will help the woman to talk through her situation look at her options which will support her to make an informed choice for her future and the future of her children.  Cuan Saor will support the woman whatever her decision is in relation to the domestic violence. 

Outreach Support & Information: This is an appointment based service available to women in designated towns and villages in South Tipperary. To make an appointment ring Cuan Saor’s Helpline 1800 576757 or the office line 0526127557.

Helpline:  This is a 24hour freephone Service which provides both practical & emotional support to women who can not avail of the other services.  Women who use the helpline may want to talk to someone and no more.

Court Support: This service is available to all women across South Tipperary Courts district for issues relating to domestic violence.  The support worker can assist you with filling out the appropriate forms for court, accompany you to the court and help you to understand the outcome of the court’s decision.  You can also access support in relation to custody, access, maintenance, separation or divorce if it is as a result of domestic violence.

Counselling: Counselling is offered to women who have moved on from the abusive relationship and who are still experiencing trauma as a result of the domestic violence.  It is appointment based and provided by an accredited counsellor.  Cuan Saor operates the counselling service on an hourly basis providing four hours in-house weekly.  The number of sessions is determined by the counsellor.

Childcare Services: The role of the Childcare Worker is to provide a child with a safe and caring environment where the child can explore and understand their feelings and experiences and the impact of domestic violence in their lives.  The childcare worker also supports women in their parenting, helping women understand how domestic violence can affect them as a parent and also to understand the effects domestic violence can have on children.   

Training & Awareness Raising: Training is available on request to community groups, we also offer awareness raising workshops. Cuan Saor have a specific schools programme, this programme focuses on Healthy V Unhealthy relationships and is tailored to be age appropriate.

 

All services are free and confidential. Simply dial the Freephone helpline 1800 576757 to access the service and a member of staff will listen and provide support and information and explain other aspects of services we provide. This service is available 24/7 365 days a year.

Our Vision

Cuan Saor has a vision of a society which respects the human rights of women and children to live violence free

Our Mission

Cuan Saor’s mission is to support all women and children who have experienced domestic violence

 

Cuan Saor provides the following services:

  • Refuge accommodation (short-term crisis accommodation)
  • 24 Hour/365 day Freephone helpline
  • Support and information (drop-in or by appointment)
  • Counselling
  • Outreach to designated clinics in South Tipperary area
  • Court Accompaniment Service
  • Aftercare
  • Training and Awareness-raising
  • Child and Family Support

All services are free and confidential.

Simply dial the Freephone helpline 1800 576757 to access the service and a trained member of staff will listen and provide support and information and explain other aspects of services we provide. This service is available 24/7 365 days a year.

24 hour helpline 1800 57 67 57         Email support@cuansaor.org

Cuan Saor's Vision:
Cuan Saor has a vision of society which respects the human rights of
women and children to live violence free.

Cuan Saor's Mission:
Cuan Saor’s Mission is to support all women and children
who have experienced domestic violence

Cuan Saor Womens Refuge supporting and changing lives

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changing lives.

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