Where To Go If You Have Been Raped


Rape is not just physically damaging, it can be emotionally traumatic as well. If you have been raped you might feel many different emotions angry, degraded, numb or confused and very alone. It is normal for someone who has been raped to feel ashamed or embarrassed. These thoughts can be very confusing and can leave you feeling very alone and vulnerable.

It can be hard to think or talk about a frightening experience especially something as personal as rape. Some women who have been raped sometimes avoid seeking help and support because they are afraid that talking about it will bring back memories or feelings that are too painful.

Talking about your experience in a safe environment with the help and support of a trained professional can be very helpful and hasten your recovery.

Remember – you don’t not have to go through this alone there is help available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Donegal Sexual Assualt Treatment Unit (SATU)

what should you do if you or someone you know has or think they have been raped or sexually assaulted 

Phone our confidential number on 074 9104436 or contact the following services who will refer you to us

Letterkenny General Hospital Emergency Department

074 9125888

Sligo General Emergency Department

071 91 74504

NOWDOC :1850 400911

An Garda Siochana 074 91 67100

Donegal Sexual Abuse And Rape Crisis Centre

Address: Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre, 2a Grand Central ,Canal Road, Letterkenny

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Phone 074 91 28211

Freephone: 1800 44 88 44

Email: rapecrisis@eircom.net

The Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre provides a place of healing and support for adults who have been sexually abused and/or raped. They offer phone line, crisis and long term counselling in a safe and comfortable environment. They also offer support for clients attending hospital, gardai, court or other agencies. They provide speakers for community groups. They work towards raising awareness in our society of the need to have zero tolerance to sexual violence.

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre operates a 24 hour crisis helpline for victims of rape and sexual abuse, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is a freephone number (1800 778 888).

Address: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, 70 Lower Lesson Street, Dublin 2

Office Hours: Monday 8am to 7pm and Saturday 9am to 4pm

Phone: 01 661 4911

Freephone: 1800 778 888

Email: rcc@indigo.ie

Website: www.drcc.ie

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre provides a crisis counselling service for victims of rape and sexual assault and long-term therapy for adult victims of child sexual abuse and sexual violence. It also provides training for professionals who work with victims of sexual violence in Ireland.

Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Address: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, 7 Claddagh Quay, Galway

Office Hours: 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 10am to 12pm and 3pm  to 5:30pm
  • Saturday 10am to 1pm

Phone: 091 583149

Helpline: 091 589495

LoCall: 1850 355 355

Email: galwayrcc@eircom.net

Website: www.galwayrcc.org

Galway Rape Crisis Centre offer a caring support and counselling service including crisis counselling and long term counselling to survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence. There is a counsellor available from the centre to accompany you to the hospital, gardai or court if you need it. They run survivor groups, and for the last 2 years have been visiting schools and youth groups in the area as part of their education and prevention service.

Sligo Rape Crisis Centre

Address: Sligo Rape Crisis Centre, 42 Castle St, Sligo

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 10:30am to 12pm

Phone: 07191 71188/71788

Freephone: 1800 750 780

Email: info@srcc.ie

Sligo Rape Crisis Centre provides free and confidential counselling and support services. They provide immediate crisis counselling, short-term and and long-term face to face counselling and a freephone counselling helpline. They also provide advocacy, information and support services. To survivors for instance, they offer support throughout the legal process or hospital accompaniment. All of the above services are also provided for family and friends of survivors.

Nexus Derry

Address: Nexus, 38 Clarendon St, Derry

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9am to 5pm and Wednesday, Thursday 9am to 8pm

Phone: 048 71 260566 (from R. of Ireland) or 028 71 260566 (from NI)

Website: www.nexusinstitute.org

Nexus offers counselling and support to anyone who has been sexually abused at any time in their life and who is now ager 17 or older.

To make an appointment to see a counsellor or to discuss attending any of the Nexus groups, simply telephone your nearest Nexus centre and ask to speak to the appointment secretary. If you prefer, you can ask to speak to a cousellor. We will be happy to explain Nexus’ services to you in more detail.

Nexus has a number of Regional Centres and over thirty local centres across N. Ireland. This may make it easier for you if you live in an outlying area. For further information, please contact on of the centres below.

Belfast: 048 9032 6803 or 028 9032 6803

Portadown: 048 3835 0588 or 028 3835 0588

Enniskillen: 048 6632 0046 or 028 6632 0046

Ballymena: 048 7126 0566 or 048 7126 0566