1800 464646 Our New Freephone Helpline
We have just launched a new Freefone Helpline service for women in Meath 1800 464646
“We want to make sure our services are fully accessible to every woman who needs them and are delighted have our new Freefone Helpline 1800 464646 which is 100% free of charge and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year” says Sinead Smith, CEO of Meath Women’s Refuge and Support Services speaking at the launch of the new helpline.
“Bank of Ireland Begin Together Fund have generously sponsored the new helpline number and we know it will make a difference to families struggling to cope with the cost of living,” said Sinead.
According to Alan O’Rourke, Meath North Manager, Bank of Ireland, “Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together Fund helps to make our communities stronger by providing grants to future focused projects. Working with The Community Foundation for Ireland, we support not-for-profit organisations to improve the financial, physical or mental wellbeing of the communities they serve across the island of Ireland. We are delighted to be able to support our community in County Meath by provided funding for the establishment of a new Freefone Helpline for Meath Women’s Refuge and Support Services.”
DigitalWell CEO, Ross Murray, expressed his delight at Meath Women’s Refuge selecting their telephony and 1800 number services, “The organisation’s decision to implement DigitalWell 360 showcases their commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology to support their invaluable work. This partnership reflects the trust and confidence Meath Women’s Refuge has placed in DigitalWell to enhance their operations and provide essential services to those in need”
The new number is 1800 464646 and is 100% free of charge to call for any woman or family member concerned about domestic violence or abuse in the Meath area.
Helpline support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Meath Women’s Refuge & Support Services existing number (046-9022393) is still in operation and should be used for fundraising and administrative calls.
Attending the launch, Sinead Smith, CEO, Meath Women’s Refuge & Support Services, said: “Having a central agency responsible for a unified response to address domestic, sexual and gender-based violence is a long overdue and important development for Ireland."
Meath Women’s Refuge & Support Services are the latest charity to partner with Leinster Rugby for the 2023/24 season and will work with the club for the month of January.
A new report from Trinity College Dublin evaluating a child-centred and trauma informed project to support children in refuge from domestic violence at Meath Women’s Refuge and Support Services was launched today to coincide with World Children’s Day. The study represents the first time that research has been conducted in Ireland with children in refuge. The report was launched by Ombudsman for Children, Dr. Niall Muldoon.