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Timeline

Timeline

1992 - 1997

  • Letterfrack Women’s Group and group of individuals joined together to campaign for supports in rural Connemara
  • Funding secured to create a service
  • Board of Diretors identified and trained

1998

  • Opened first office in Recess National School Connemara
  • Recruited trainer and trained staff and volunteers to provide services
  • Employed 1 part-time staff
  • Identified volunteers
  • Networked with other service providers to establish referral pathways.

2000

  • Became a registered company limited by guarantee
  • Commission for survivors of abuse in Letterfrack Industrial School - The Frack Remembered
  • The Connemara Justice Project booklet published
  • Began to provide outreach, support and advocacy services in North and South Connemara

2001

  • Provided face to face and phone support to 20 new clients in 2001
  • Created literature, posters etc to adverse service.
  • Began public awareness campaign
  • Developed policy and procedures for service delivery
  • Developed and rolled out advocacy service
  • Official launch by Eamon O Cuiv.

2002 - 2005

  • Secured funding from Equality for Women Measure
  • Employed 5 part-time staff
  • Produced Living to Tell the Tale and Home Truths - Educational Resources
  • Provided group support to 30 women in North and South Connemara.
  • Provided face tot face and phone support to   new clients in 2001
  • Produced I know a Women poetry booklet

2006

  • Moved to office in Oughterard
  • Produced teenage educational resource Life's Real Fairytale
  • Began school educational work with transition year students in Galway City and County
  • Provided support to 99 Clients
  • 139 client appointments

2009 - 2012

  • Experienced severe cuts in funding
  • Established outreach rooms in Triskel Healing Centre, Salthill, Galway
  • Registered as a charity
  • Developed staff training and employment manual
  • 2009: Provided 97 court accompaniments
  • 2012: 119 new clients
  • Commenced annual lecture with Maynooth on Domestic Violence and Rural Women's Issues

2014 - 2017

  • Developed and delivered educational support programmes for women
  • Initiated Parenting in the Aftermath of Domestic Violence Support Programmes
  • Provided support to 245 clients in 2017
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