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Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre

Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre

Kerry RSAC


The Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre is a registered company limited by guarantee and has charitable status.

Role of centre in the community
The Centre was founded in 1992 as an initiative of a group of committed volunteers who identified a need for a counselling service for survivors of sexual violence. The Centre is now staffed by a group of dedicated counsellors who are all trained to the highest standard and accredited with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). We are fortunate to also have a group of dedicated, committed volunteers. The volunteers provide a 24 hour, 7 day a week response to rape victims who present to the Gardai. They are available to provide emotional support and information to rape victims and their families.


The Centre believes that it has an important role in the community through raising public awareness of the issues involved in sexual violence.

  • Countywide service
  • Main centre-Tralee
  • Outreach in Killarney,Dingle & Cahirciveen
  • Funded primarily by HSE(30% shortfall made up by fundraising,donations)
  • Services available for all types of Sexual Violence-childhood abuse-rape,sexual assault
  • Services available for females, males & teenagers (over 14yrs)
  • All Counsellors are professionally qualified and accredited


  • One to one confidential counselling for female & male survivors of sexual violence
  • Support for families, partners, etc
  • Listening, Support & Information
  • Freephone Telephone Counselling
  • Lobbying & AdvocacyStatement taking,Court & Medical Accompaniment
  • Education & Awareness programmes
  • 2nd level schools programme