Aoibhneas was established in 1988 to respond to the needs of women and children suffering violence in their home. Aoibhneas operates a 24 hour helpline service, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Aoibhneas is a voluntary organisation with Charitable Status. We are dependant of public support to fund our additional resource needs. Any donation you can make is always very welcome, no matter how big or small.
A Vision For A Children's Centre
On Friday the 5th November 2010 in Fumbally Square, Dublin 8, Aoibhneas officially announced the winner and runners up of an architectural competition to design a state of the art specialist ‘children’s centre’.
Three entries where short listed from 102 submissions. Aoibhneas would like to extend congratulations to the winners:
- Burke Culligan Deegan Architects
and runners up:
- Clancy Moore Architects
- Ignacio Vidal/Victor Pujol Architects in association with Cullen Payne Architects
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the RIAI for their assistance in organising the architectural competition, to the Dublin Airport Authority for their support in providing their technical expertise which was invaluable, to the jury for their specialist input, and to Candy Murphy for on-going support and her research carried out ‘Developing World class services for Children Affected by Domestic Violence Living in Refuges’, 2008. We would also like to give special thanks to the National Lottery and other donors for their funding support with regards to progressing this project.
As specialists in the field of Domestic Violence, Aoibhneas Women & Childrenâ€™s Refuge offers a comprehensive programme of discussions, lectures, talks and workshops on the subject.
Examples of some topics/areas covered are: Professional Front Line Services & Third Level Colleges
- Crisis intervention
- Good practice
- Impact on women
- Impact on children