Services for Deaf or hard of hearing women

Arrangements during the Covid19 National Emergency 

Play the video for information on the Women's Aid National Helpline Text Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women, the Online instant messaging service and the Gardai text number during the Corona Virus/Covid-19 emergency.

If you are a deaf or hard of hearing woman experiencing domestic violence, we can help you.

The Women's Aid National Freephone Helpline can offer support to deaf or hard of hearing women through our text service.

  • Text us on 087 959 7980 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.
  • We will text you back
  • All texts are treated in the strictest confidence

The instant messaging service is closed on Christmas day, Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Eve this year, please use the number above to contact us on these days.

The Women's Aid National Helpline Instant Messaging Service is free, confidential and secure and available on this website   

Opening Hours:

Available 7 nights a week from 7pm to 10pm. 

Additional hours during the Covid19 crisis include Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm and Saturday 12pm to 3pm and Sunday 11am – 1pm.  This service is run by a dedicated group of trained volunteers.  

Click here for more information on the messaging service. 

If you feel you are in immediate danger, please contact the Garda by text on 112.

Click here for general information in Irish Sign Language on domestic violence for deaf and hard of hearing women.