Sligo Rape Crisis Centre

About Us

Sligo Rape Crisis Centre was founded in 1996 as a collective of people concerned about the lack of help and support for individuals affected by sexual violence. It started life as a group of volunteers in Castle Street and moved to Kempten Parade in 2015.

The centre is funded by the Child and Family Agency TUSLA, and governed by a voluntary board of directors who oversee the strategic direction and operations of the company.

Sligo Rape Crisis Centre is a registered company with charitable status. It covers the counties of Sligo, Leitrim and Cavan. It has five staff, fifteen sessional counsellors and a number of volunteers.

Our Vision

The Centre provides a safe, free, confidential space for survivors of child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. It is a place where adults and young people, male and female, affected by sexual violence, can access support and counselling in a safe environment.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a safe place for those who have experienced sexual violence recently or in the past, and provide advocacy as required. We provide awareness and training to support other agencies who are working with survivors. We are committed to challenging the tolerance and existence of sexual violence.

Our Values

  • Support
    Our support is person-centred. The individual who needs support is at the centre of what we do. Our services are focused on the needs of our clients.
  • Recovery
    We believe that the effects of sexual violence can be safely and therapeutically worked through over time and that recovery is possible.
  • Compassion
    Sligo Rape Crisis Centre is a safe, non-judgmental service where all clients, volunteers and staff are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Care
    We offer a caring and compassionate service based on professional counselling standards.

Our location in Sligo



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