Aoibhneas Women's Refuge was established in August 1988. At that time Dublin Corporation provided Aoibhneas with a three bedroomed flat in Ballymun to carry out its work.
In 1994, Dublin Corporation made notification of a decision to grant planning permission to Aoibhneas for a purpose built facility for families fleeing their home through Domestic Violence.
On the 21st April 1997 Aoibhneas Women's Refuge was officially opened by President Mary Robinson.
'We at Aoibhneas Women and Children's Refuge, aim to empower each person to live in freedom and safety from domestic abuse through a healing process that nurtures and enables positive growth and societal change.'
Power and Control
Power and control is at the heart of Domestic Violence:-
If your partner makes you feel:-
If you are suffering from Domestic Violence, you are not alone. Domestic Violence thrives on silence. Break the silence and phone our professional helpline service, help and support is available for you.