Nexus NI are delighted to have been awarded the contract for the 24-hour Helpline for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse.
The helpline will offer much needed support, advice and referral for all victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Northern Ireland. Nexus NI will take over the service from Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland from 1 April 2019.
Nexus NI offers services and support to people who have been affected by sexual violence across Northern Ireland. Our services include; supporting victims via specialist counselling, educating young people, training professionals and campaigning to change the myths and misconceptions that exist around sexual violence in society.
Interim CEO, Karen Gallagher says: “We are pleased that with the introduction of the 24-hour helpline into the Nexus NI family, that we can reach a wider service base and also support victims of domestic violence as well.
Victims of domestic and sexual abuse can often feel isolated, with no one to turn too, so we are pleased that this helpline can give them the support that they need. Often calling a helpline is the first step someone has taken to getting help and support.
We would like to thank the Departments of Justice, Health and Communities for entrusting us with this service and to Women’s Aid for their work with the helpline to date.
Important contact information
Telephone: 0808 802 1414