Mission Statement: To promote the social inclusion, health, safety, civil rights and the right to self determination of female, male cisgender and transgender sex workers


The following is a list of services which offer support to Sex Workers in Ireland.

Chrysalis Community Drug Project

Chrysalis provides a free harm reduction service to female sex workers (as well as male and female drug users).

This includes:

Mobile Health Clinic for women
Street Outreach/Prison Outreach/Hospital Outreach
One to one support, keyworking, crisis intervention, counselling and case management
Safety workshops and advice
Referals to housing, health and social services
Ugly Mugs reports – crime reporting scheme for sex workers(Support in reporting of crimes)


Mon- Wed:9.30am – 8.30pm

Thurs: 9.30am – 5pm

Fri: 9.30am – 1pm

T: 01 8823362

E: passerose@chrysalisdrugproject.org


Women’s Health Project

The Women’s Health Project was established in 1991, as part of the HIV/AIDS prevention strategy.Drop In Centre: Outreach staff contact women at their place of work, on the streets or working indoors to provide information, condoms, lube and advice on reducing their risks while working. Outreach also facilitates training and workshops to clients, NGO’s and statutory agencies that have contact with women. Workshops can be targeted to meet specific organisational needs and requirements. Women’s Health Project also work with women who are victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation and have devised care plans and implement strategies to address the identified needs.

Support and advice

Outreach to place of work

STI screening and Treatment



Drug treatment/ needle exchange

Condoms and Safer sex info

Translation services


Wednesday 2pm 5pm

Medical services 2pm 4pm

Thursday 8.30pm 10.30pm

Medical services 8.3 pm 10pm

The drop in centre provides free, friendly and confidential services.


T:+ 353 1 830 5000

E: info@openhearthouse.ie


HIV Ireland

HIV Ireland works to improve conditions for people living with HIV and AIDS, their families and caregivers, while actively promoting HIV and sexual health awareness in the general population.Services include:

advocacy and mediation

Outreach, hospital/home/prison visits

Social welfare information


One-to-one support

HIV and sexual health training


Mon-Thurs: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Friday: 9:30am-5pm.


T: 01 8733799

E: info@dublinaidsalliance.ie


Guide Clinic

The Genito-Urinary and Infectious Disease (GUIDE) services were combined in 1998 and now provide a range of STI, HIV, Hepatitis C/HIV co-infection and general infectious diseases clinical services. GUIDE also provides services to the Baggot Street Hospital Clinics, Trinity Court Drug Treatment Services and Cherry Orchard Hospital and supports student health services in Trinity College Dublin. A respite ward for HIV patients operates in Cherry Orchard


T:(01) 416 2315

W: www.guideclinic.ie

Gender Orientation Sexual Health & HIV

GOSHH is based in Limerick city and provides support to people living with HIV and AIDS. It also offers advice and referrals to STI clinics and provides rapid HIV tests. It has experience dealing with female, male and transgender sex workers and will offer support, counselling and advice in a nonjudgmental and confidential manner.


T:+ 353 61 314354



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SWAI supports the self-determination of all sex workers. To be given a voice and allowed to speak on their own behalf. We support a harm reduction policy in relation to sex work and that sex workers should be granted the same rights as all other workers.