The Galway Rape Crisis Centre was founded in 1984 by a group of women in the Galway community who were concerned about the lack of services for survivors of sexual abuse and rape. GRCC is dedicated to providing a professional, caring and confidential counselling and support service for those in our community affected by sexual abuse and sexual violence. GRCC is now the second biggest RCC in Ireland (after Dublin)

Helpline: 01800 355355 (Monday to Friday 10 am – 1pm)
Office line: 091 564800

Email: [email protected]
Area covered: Galway city & county

GRCC offers clients

  • Long & short term counselling
  • Helpline
  • Asylum seeker clinic
  • Legal clinic
  • 24 hour emergency call-out
  • Medical services and Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU)
  • Advocacy & Accompaniment to Services (eg Court)
  • Education & Training Services
  • Services for People Supporting Survivors
  • Survivors Groups
  • Christmas Sharing

Services for:

  • Primarily provides counselling services for female & male survivors of sexual violence and abuse.  Supporters of clients can also contact the centre to receive support for themselves.
  • Offers an educational and awareness programme that caters for the needs of young people aged 15-20 years.  The workshops promote healthy relationships, mutual respect and equality through clear communication and making healthy choices, as well as raising awareness of sexual assault, abuse and rape
  • Offers information talks to community groups and organisations or to groups of professionals on issues in the area of sexual violence and abuse, upon request.

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