In the heart of Athlone lies a sanctuary, a beacon of hope amidst the darkness of domestic abuse. Esker House in Athlone stands as a haven for women and children, offering a range of vital services and unwavering support to those who have suffered the trauma of domestic violence.

At Esker House, our mission is clear: to provide safety, support, and empowerment to individuals and families affected by domestic abuse. We understand the complexities and challenges that come with escaping an abusive situation, which is why Esker House in Athlone offers a comprehensive range of services.

One of the cornerstones of our support system is our community outreach program. Led by our dedicated team, Esker House works tirelessly to support individuals who may be unable or hesitant to seek refuge accommodation. Through personalised assistance and advocacy, we strive to help survivors rebuild their lives and navigate the path to safety and healing within their communities.

Children, often referred to as the hidden victims of domestic violence, receive specialised care and support. We recognise the unique challenges faced by young survivors and offer age-appropriate resources and counseling to help them cope with the trauma they’ve endured. Our goal is to create a nurturing environment where children feel empowered to heal and thrive despite the adversity they’ve faced.

For those in need of immediate refuge, Esker House in Athlone offers safe and secure accommodation in our self-contained units. Here, individuals and families can find respite from the turmoil of abuse and begin their journey towards a brighter future. Our facilities are designed to provide comfort, privacy, and safety, allowing survivors to focus on healing and rebuilding their lives free from fear.

In addition to our in-person services, we operate a 24-hour phone helpline, ensuring that help is always just a phone call away. Whether you need information, support, or simply someone to listen, our compassionate staff are here to offer guidance and assistance whenever you need it most.

We believe that everyone deserves to live free from violence and fear. We are committed to standing alongside survivors on their journey to reclaiming their lives and their sense of self-worth. If you or someone you know is in need of support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Together, we can break the cycle of abuse and build a future where every individual can thrive in safety and peace.

Contact Esker House in Athlone today to learn more about our services and how we can support you on your path to healing. Remember, you are not alone, and help is always available.

Are you or someone you know experiencing domestic violence or abuse?
Call our Helpline 24/7
on 1800 662 288


For further information or support around domestic violence, you or someone you know is experiencing.

Dr Dobbs Memorial Home, Northgate St., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Call our 24/7 Helpline on 1800 662 288
Email us 24/7 at
Call 090 647 4122, Monday-Friday 9-5

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