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Rape victims face September crisis

TRAUMATISED victims of sexual abuse and rape will be forced to cope on their own for the next month, when Rape Crisis Midwest closes its outreach centre in Ennis. A funding shortage of €120,000 this year has meant the Ennis and Nenagh centres will close from Monday next until Monday, September 29. Psychotherapist and counsellor, Anne Ginnane works in the Ennis centre and is very worried about the impact of the closure on her clients. “I’ve spent a lot of time over the past four weeks preparing my clients for this closure. I’ve asked them how it’s going to affect them and I have worked on that with them. I’ve given them strategies. They can phone Rape Crisis in Limerick. They might get an answering machine and they’ll try to get back to them and help them with the limits they have. “There is also the Samaritan 24-hour phoneline, if clients are suicidal and other referral phone numbers that I’ve …

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Clare men asked to ‘walk a mile in her shoes’

THE invaluable service that Rape Crisis Midwest provides from its Ennis centre is to be given a promotional boost this month. The county’s men are being urged to ‘walk a mile in her shoes’ to raise awareness of violence against women. After receiving a grant from COSC, The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence, Rape Crisis Midwest have been able to purchase a number of new promotional items to highlight their centre at the Tracklands Business Park and its website, www.rapecrisis.ie. To celebrate this, they are holding a promotional launch at Glór on Thursday, April 10 at 12.30pm. A number of special guests will be saying a few words, along with representatives from Rape Crisis Midwest.  Supports and volunteers from the centre are also invited to attend and the general public is welcome to come along. Rape Crisis Midwest opened its doors in Limerick in 1980 and has grown since then, opening an outreach centre …

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