Our mission is a society where all men, women and children can live free from sexual violence. We address the constantly changing, and unfortunately often rising, number of rape and sexual abuse survivors in the Midwest. Our service regularly deals with people in crisis, and also those abused as children.
To provide information and support, non-directive and non-judgemental counselling, along with training and education in an attempt to combat the considerable issue of sexual violence in society.
The new one year counselling course, which it is hoped to begin in September 2018, will alleviate the waiting list in the medium term. New counsellors will come on-stream in May 2018 and each successive year.
RCM will work with RCNI to develop a clearer picture of the supports that might be needed by people who choose not to engage in counselling. This may involve the provision of support groups for a) clients coming to the end of their need for counselling, b) supporters of survivors, c) adolescents and d) men.
Funding should be sought for two part-time counselling positions, one to be based in Limerick and one to be shared between the outreach centres. These posts would reduce waiting times for ongoing counselling to an average of 2 – 3 weeks.