Ruhama's Support to Women Affected by Prostitution
The provision of direct support services to women affected by prostitution, including victims of sex trafficking, is Ruhama’s primary focus.
- Our services are confidential and tailored to individual needs
- There is NO fee charged and you do NOT need a visa to access our services
- While we can support exiting, seeking to exit prostitution is not a requirement for accessing our support. We are available to any woman in prostitution who may find our services useful
A continuum of support is offered ranging from outreach and crisis intervention to person-centred case work, development programmes and resettlement assistance.
Recognising that for many women, exiting prostitution is not a once off event but can take months or years. Long term support services are offered to women to help them take the first steps out of prostitution/towards recovery from sex trafficking, but also to ensure they do not find themselves vulnerable and at risk of re-entry/re-trafficking.
Our Services to Women include:
- Individual casework support and advocacy
- Information and advice about your rights and entitlements
- Crisis accommodation in emergency situations
- One to one and group, training and development opportunities
- Support in finding housing
- Assistance in accessing social welfare
- Support into mainstream training and/or employment
- Mobile Street outreach in Dublin's "Red Light" area
- Practical support
- Interpretative support
- Referral to other key agencies that can offer supports
- Court Accompaniment
- Outreach service to the Dochas Centre (Women's Prison)
- Outreach service to HSE Women's Health Service sexual health clinic