ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services is a voluntary organisation which was set up in 1974 to provide support to women survivors of domestic abuse and their children across Limerick city and county. ADAPT runs the largest refuge in the country providing emergency accommodation to approximately 200 women and 300 children who have to leave their homes because of domestic abuse.

ADAPT is committed to maintaining its current level of service but in addition to funding received from statutory bodies, ADAPT relies heavily on fundraising to maintain levels of service. It is also dependent on funding from philanthropic groups such as the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, to carry out capital projects and maintain high quality facilities in the refuge, childcare service and other services.

The refuge provides a safe haven to women survivors of domestic abuse and their children. In providing emergency accommodation to women survivors of domestic abuse and their children, ADAPT feels that it is important to ensure the apartments are maintained to such a standard as to create a warm, homely environment. Moreover, maintaining their safety and security at the refuge is imperative.

The support from the JP McManus Benevolent Fund:

  • Enabled ADAPT to install an upgraded CCTV system and external cameras as well as the replacement of the intruder alarm system.
  • Maintenance & refurbishment project.
  • Garden of remembrance.

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