The outreach base in Dungannon town has been opened to better support women, children and young people who have or are experiencing domestic or sexual violence.
Welcoming the Outreach Office the Mayor Councillor Sean McGuigan who wears the Women’s Aid white ribbon symbol, stated, “this outreach centre will provide much needed support for local people who find themselves the victims of domestic or sexual violence. The greatest attribute of Women’s Aid is that they not only meet the person at their point of need providing vital understanding, support and refuge but that they encourage the person to regain self-confidence, self-esteem and encourage to make changes which will lead to a brighter future.”
Domestic violence is a crime and Women’s Aid has received an ever increasing number of referrals from the Dungannon Council area in the last 5 years. Last year alone, Police responded to 476 domestic related incidents in the Dungannon area. The service has been set up for an initial period of 1 year in order gauge both demand and the viability of having this outreach base.
If you have suffered or are suffering domestic violence and would like accommodation, support or information, please contact us on 028 867 69300 during office hours or ring the 24 hour Domestic and Sexual Violence helpline number 0808 802 1414.