Laois Domestic Abuse Service

Service Details

Target Age

  • 0 - 11 years
  • 12 - 16 years
  • 12 - 18 years
  • 16 - 18 years
  • 19 - 24 years


  • Domestic Violence

Support Type

  • In-person - Group
  • In-person - One-to-one
  • Telephone


  • Laois

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Lina Kragel


Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Laois R32KX8E


057 8671100

Contact Hours

9.30am - 12.30pm + 2.30pm - 4pm Monday to Friday


Emergency Assistance

Open Up is not a crisis service. If you or someone you know needs immediate help please contact one of the services below immediately.

If someone is hurt or in danger call the emergency services straight away. Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialling 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.

Additional Service Information

Referral Process

  • Self-referral
  • GP referral
  • Other healthcare/socialcare provider
  • Referral with parental consent for under 18's

Service Description

Laois Domestic Abuse Service is a support and therapy service for women young people and children subjected to domestic violence/abuse and coercive control in Laois.

List of Services Available

One to one support sessions for women
One to one support sessions for young people and children
Court service for women – includes accompaniment to court
Advocacy services
Partner support for the MEND programme
Own my life course for women
DAY programme for young people
Group recovery programme for young people and children, in addition to their mothers
Telephone support
Trauma/recovery therapy for women
Trauma/recovery therapy for young people/children
Referral to refuge

Wheelchair Access

Yes - Laois Domestic Abuse Service's building has private space on the ground floor for sessions

Before this website came along, we weren’t sure what services were available locally and how to access them. It’s great to now see them all listed in one place with lots of useful information and contact details.