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 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 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.
We believe that the effects of sexual violence can be safely and therapeutically worked through over time and that recovery is possible.
Sligo Rape Crisis Centre is a safe, non-judgmental service where all clients, volunteers and staff are treated with respect and dignity.
We offer a caring and compassionate service based on professional counselling standards.