Dublin Rape Crisis Centre encouraging victims to avail of support services

The DRCC says it received almost 2,000 calls to its helpline last December and January

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre encouraging victims to avail of support services

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop. Image: Photocall Ireland

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is reassuring victims of sexual abuse that there is support available.

The centre is encouraging any victims of sexual assault to contact their services or the Gardai.

The DRCC says it received almost 2,000 calls to its helpline last December and January.

The centre also reported a 33% increase in the same period in the numbers being accompanied to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in the Rotunda Hospital.

However, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Ellen O'Malley Dunlop, says there is a wide range of support services available to victims: