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What We Do

Brief Description of Service

Mayo Women’s Support Services is a project of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and is the lead agency in the County providing a range of supports for women and children living with domestic violence. Over the past 18 years we have acquired a reputation within the Violence Against Women sector at National level for our innovative work, especially in the delivery of services to women and children living in rural communities.

OUR SUPPORT INCLUDES:

CRISIS ACOMMODATION
We have 4 Family units and one single unit of crisis accommodation.
CHILD SUPPORT
Range of supports to children, who have experienced domestic violence.
OUTREACH
Comprehensive outreach service in 12 locations throughout the County.
WORKSHOPS
Students and young adults are just starting to establish themselves. A criminal charge can limit opportunity.
ADVOCACY
We provide accompaniment and advocacy. Let us know what you need.
FORA
Representation on various relevant fora at local, regional and national level.

Guiding Principles of MWSS

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We believe that domestic violence is a crime and an abuse of human rights.
We endeavour to be non-judgemental and non-discriminatory at all times.
We offer a confidential service while recognising our  obligation to prioritise the safety and welfare of women and children.
We believe that for women to provide effective protection for their children, they themselves need to be protected and supported.
We operate from a gender analysis of domestic violence  and we believe that structural inequalities of power between women and men in economical, social and cultural spheres are the broader context in which violence against women occurs and needs to be understood.

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FUNDRASING

Each year MWSS organise a number of activities that raise funds for the service.

DONATE

If you wish to make a donation to assist us in providing this essential service please call MWSS on 094 90 25409 / 094 90 27519 or email mwss@eircom.net

Your donations are very much appreciated.

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