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.

Mon- Wed:9.30am – 8.30pm
Thurs: 9.30am – 5pm
Fri: 9.30am – 1pm
T: 01 8823362
E: passerose@chrysalisdrugproject.org

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:

  • 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)
  • Partnership


Tues 2pm-4pm – Outreach only
Full medical and outreach services
Wed 2pm-4pm & Thurs 6pm-8pm
T:+ 353 76 6958280
E: admin.whp@hse.ie

Women’s Health Project

The Women’s Health Service is a sexual health and outreach support service for women/trans women working in sex industry. The WHS also provides support to both female/male victims of trafficking and make referrals to Garda where appropriate. While the service is Dublin based,
women who travel and work all around Ireland can access our service.

  • The service comprises of a FREE, comprehensive sexual health service including full sexual health testing, treatment and contraception.
  • Outreach to streets and indoor apartments providing information, advice on safer sex, personal safety and condom use/distribution.
  • The team actively engage with women who are considering exiting sex work andexploring options available to them. The service has links with agencies, both statutory e.g.Garda, RCC and NGO’s e.g. Ruhama, Chrysalis, Doris Luimni, and regularly refers women onwhere appropriate.
  • Translation services are provided by phone or in person in several different languages.


Mon-Thurs: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Friday: 9:30am-5pm.CONTACT:
A: 70 Eccles Street, Dublin 7
T: 01 8733799
E: info@hivireland.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:

  • FREE HIV and STI testing on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
  • FREE condoms and lube – just ask at reception
  • advocacy and mediation
  • Outreach, hospital/home/prison visits
  • Social welfare information
  • Counselling
  • One-to-one support
  • HIV and sexual health training


T:(01) 416 2315
W: www.guideclinic.ie

Guide Clinic St. James’ Hospital

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:+ 353 61 314354

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.


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