Domestic Violence Response (DVR) is a Galway City and County based service that supports women impacted by domestic abuse.
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Older and vulnerable women
We provide specialised supports for vulnerable women and women aged 55 or over experiencing domestic abuse or elder abuse. This can happen in a relationship where there is an expectation of trust. It is a single or repeated act, or a lack of action, that causes harm or distress to the older person or that violates their human and civil rights.
The mission of Domestic Violence Response (DVR) is to identify and respond to the needs of women and children in County Galway who are subjected to violence and abuse.
DVR also provides a range of educational training and awareness programmes to organisations, third level colleges, community groups, secondary schools.
The principles that inform the work of DVR include:
- Provision of services as a right and in a spirit of solidarity rather than a charitable approach
- Client-led and client-centred
- Willing to learn
- Fair employers
- Supportive of staff