COPE Galway Waterside House is the only 24 hour accessible refuge in the Western region. It provides refuge accommodation, information, support and court accompaniment to women and their children experiencing domestic violence. There is an Outreach service for women in the city and county who are in abusive relationships and who need support and information on their options.
Children are provided with a range of supports including one to one support, therapeutic play and play therapy and women are supported with parenting issues that may arise in the context of domestic violence.
The service has strong links with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies including NUI Galway and University College Hospital Galway with regard to the delivery of training and awareness on the issue of domestic violence.
Healthy Relationship workshops are delivered to Transition and Senior Cycle students in schools throughout the city and county.