€108,000 funding announced for Boyle based Safe Link

Boyle based Roscommon Safe Link has been awarded funding of €108,000

The monies will be used for funding a  frontline support crisis worker and a co-ordinator Support Worker for the development of safe house/refuge accommodation for Co. Roscommon and admin support.

The news has been welcomed by Senator Aisling Dolan who said: “I very much welcome funding amount of €108,000 from my colleague Minister Helen McEntee for Roscommon Safe Link which is a domestic abuse service. We are in dire need of refuge places in the county and I advocated the case for Roscommon with Minister McEntee and during the Seanad legislation debates on the new Cuan Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence agency last November. Now this is a first step with funding put in place for Roscommon Safe Link for a co-ordinator who will have a dedicated role to source refuge accommodation. There is also an allocation for a much-needed crisis frontline support worker”

Roscommon Safe Link is a non-profit charitable organisation based in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, that offers information, support and counselling to women and men. The service is available to those who experience domestic violence and to those who have experienced domestic violence and abusive situations in the past.

They can be contacted on 071 96642000

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