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The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

An Oifig Náisiúnta um Fhoréigean Baile, Gnéasach agus Inscnebhunaithe a Chosc

  1. Sexual Violence Services for Women and Men


ServiceDescriptionPhoneHelpline PhoneWebsite Online Contact PointsOpening HoursCatchment Area
Galway Rape Crisis CentreProvides telephone support and one to one counselling for adults survivors of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse091 5648001800 355   Mon-fri 10am-1pm and ◙3pm-5.30pm 
Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Hazelwood HouseThe Sexual Assault Treatment Unit provides specialist care for women and men aged fourteen years and over who have recently been sexually assaulted or raped. If you are under 18 years of age you must have a parent or legal guardian with you. This is because they will have to give consent (give permission) for a forensic clinical examination.

The specialist team of SATU staff, which include a volunteer from the rape crisis centre, provide easily asscessible, holistic services which address the medical, psychological and emotional needs and appropriate follow up care for victims of sexual crime, in a supportive, sensitive manner. This includes provision of treatment such as emergency contraception and medication to reduce the possiblity of developing sexually transmitted infection. the SATU services respond to requests from the Gardaí for the collection of forensic evidence to aid the legal process and also provide services for people who do not wish to report the incident to the Gardaí. There is no charge for any of the SATU services or follow up appointments. SATU services can be contacted at any time via an Garda Síochána, or by contacting the number below
091 765751 087   24 Hour on call service. 0800 to 1600 Monday to Friday Galway, Roscommon, Mayo and north Clare however we accept patients from anywhere across the country