Domestic Violence Advocacy Service, Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan [DVAS], are a non-governmental organisation that provide services to women experiencing domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Advocacy Service, Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan [DVAS], are a non-governmental organisation that provide services to women experiencing domestic violence. The core purpose of our service is to maximise safety for women and their children. DVAS have a helpline and also provide support, information and advocacy through a one to one support service. The services we offer women include: · Telephone Helpline · 1 to 1 appointments in our Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon offices · 1 to 1 appointments on an outreach basis · Court Accompaniment · Advocacy · Support groups Safe crisis accommodation in our Safe House units. Advocacy with and for women is core to our response and our workers are actively involved in working with agencies and institutions towards ensuring that victim safety is centralised at all times. We work with other agencies to support the development of a good practice response to violence against women and raise awareness in the community about the prevalence and nature of domestic violence and of the options open to women.
- Sligo town and environs
- Sligo - north
- Sligo - south, east and west
- Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
- Leitrim - south
- Leitrim - north
DVAS have offices in Sligo Town and Carrick on Shannon and provide outreach support to all areas of Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan,
- Service provided at above address
- Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered
Occupants of Safe Houses pay a daily service charge. All other services are free. Service charge is waived for women with no income.
- People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
- Through GP
- Through schools
- Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
- Through other Tusla services (e.g. Education Welfare Service)
- Through HSE services
- Through other statutory services
- Through other community / voluntary service
- Young adults (18-24 years)
- Adults (25-64 years)
- Adults (65+ years)