Support / Housing

Sonas has a limited number of houses to offer to women and children experiencing domestic abuse in Dublin (Killester, Ringsend and Clondalkin) and Wicklow.

I am experiencing domestic abuse – can I refer myself to this service?

No but you can ask an approved agency/service you are involved with to make a referral on your behalf if vacancies arise.

Where are the current Vacancies? There are no vacancies at present

 

How do I apply for a vacancy within Sonas when vacancies arise?

The vacancy advertisement will be found on this page the vacancies arise.  To familiarise yourself our our criteria and referral forms, see below links.

Eligibility Criteria for Applicants

Referral Form for Applicants

Who do i contact for more information on Vacancies;

The contact person for the referrals process is Celine Long contactable on 01 8662012

Postal address for applications: Celine Long, Sonas Domestic Violence Charity Ltd, 5 Aston Quay, Dublin 2 (new head office)

Fax:  (01) 6865005

Emailhousing@sonasdomesticabuse.ie

What can I expect from the service?

If accepted for housing with Sonas, a member of the Women’s Support Team will meet with you to carry out an assessment of your needs, and develop an individual support plan based on identified supports including risk and safety, health and well-being, finance and social welfare, legal and court accompaniment.

If you have children and they are living with you, then a member our Children’s Support Team will follow up with you and the children, to assess the children’s needs and identify what supports they might need. If children do not live with you and/ or are in care we will still work to support you in a parenting capacity should you choose this.  Each Sonas supported housing site has both a communal playground and playroom available to children.

A member of the Women’s Support Team will work on supporting you through the week with a dedicated 1-2 hours specifically spent addressing your needs including a 1 to 1 session in that time.