Welcome to SupportMe

This website is designed for people who wish to find information on all the various support services that are available to them in the West of Ireland.

Twenty different categories are listed in order to make looking for information a bit easier and you can also search by keyword or put in your local town.


Services by Region: Mayo Services by Region: Galway Services by Region: Roscommon

Support Services

Justice support services in Galway

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1. Canal House - Ballinasloe Training Workshop View More Details on Canal House - Ballinasloe Training Workshop Visit the Canal House - Ballinasloe Training Workshop Website Email Canal House - Ballinasloe Training Workshop
Address: Contact Details:
Harbour Road Ballinasloe
Contact: Orla McCaffrey
Telephone: 090 9643231
087 1700616
Email: canalhouse@eircom.net
Website: www.canalhouse.ie

Canal House is an education and training Justice project for 16+ age group.  A minimum of 80% of trainees are referred through Probation service, with others being referred through agencies supporting those experiencing difficulties or at risk of offending behaviour.   Canal House offers accredited certification at Level 3, as well as vocational and skills based training.  Trainees also participate in life skills and personal development courses and workshops, as well as engaging in restorative and community based initiatives.  Canal House is supported by Dept. of Justice, Probation service, FÁS, GRETB and overseen by a voluntary Board of management. 

People to Contact

Orla McCaffrey
087 1700616

2. Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) View More Details on Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) Visit the Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) Website Email Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC)
Address: Contact Details:

1st Floor
The Plaza
Headford Road

Telephone: 091 759887
Email: helplinksupport@helplink.ie
Website: www.helplink.ie/mediation/

Helplink’s Conflict Resolution Centre’s Services and Projects

The CRC provides a donation based Mediation service that caters for court ordered and self-referred arbitrations, mediations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

This service is based in Galway City Centre supporting people from the West of Ireland
(our low cost Online Mediation Service is also available nationwide and beyond; not based on donations)

We provided donation based Mediation Services for:

  • Family Mediation (couples separating, family disputes etc.)
  • Housing Mediation (students, social housing tenants etc.)
  • Community Conflict Mediation (neighbour, schools, community disputes)
  • Our non-profit CRC also provides much needed free community outreach programmes. Our first programme called ‘Challenging Conflict’ is designed to help participants learn about Conflict Management – the theory and some of the skills underpinning it. The programme is aimed at second level schools and other community organisations; see separate page ‘CRC Community Outreach Projects’ on our website for more.

As social services advocates and mediators ourselves, we at the CRC are motivated by the principles of clear boundaries; with respect for privacy and confidentiality being paramount. In our opinion, it is best practice at the beginning of any mediation process to encourage everyone involved in the planning as to the space requirements of all parties in order to encourage a more successful outcome.

Centre Opening Times:

Monday to Friday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: By Appointment
Closed: Bank Holidays & 22nd December to 2nd of January

Contact: call us on (091) 759887 or email crc@helplink.ie or visit our website for more information www.helplink.ie.

3. Domestic Violence Response View More Details on Domestic Violence Response Visit the Domestic Violence Response Website Email Domestic Violence Response
Address: Contact Details:
The Courtyard,
Main Street
Co. Galway
Telephone: 091 866740
Email: dvr@indigo.ie
Website: www.domesticviolenceresponse.c...

Domestic Violence Response is a rural based project responding to the issue of domestic violence primarily in West Galway.

Our aim is to identify and respond to the needs of women and children in Co. Galway who are subjected to violence and abuse in the home; and to develop long-term responses that work towards the elimination of domestic violence.

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is any form of physical, sexual or emotional violence which puts safety or welfare of a family member at risk.

What happens when you contact the service:
We provide a free and confidential service to give you an opportunity to explore problems you may be having in your relationship.
We will arrange a once off assessment visit with you at a place that is safe and accessible for you.
We will offer you further follow up appointments, court accompaniment and referrals to other agencies as needed.
We will accompany you to relevant agencies as needed.
We also provide telephone support.
We also provide education and awareness.

Impact of living with domestic violence includes:

Feeling afraid.
Believing the abuse is your fault.
Doubting yourself and your judgement.
Feeling guilty and ashamed.
Physical injuries.