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Relatives for Justice Family Support services provide emotional and practical support for individuals and families who have been bereaved or injured as a result of the conflict.  Relatives For Justice also provide a wide range of services which we have developed through working with families who have experienced conflict-related trauma.  We provide a place of safety which begins with understanding the needs of all victims and survivors. We are committed to meeting the needs of families and assisting them overcome the various challenges they face on a daily basis.

Relatives for Justice offer a wide range of additional support services including accredited counselling,  Complementary Therapies, Drop-In, Welfare and Benefits Advice, VSS Support, and Home Visit Scheme, the Remembering Quilt Project, Outreach Support, social activities and classes and Case and Advocacy Work.

Complementary Therapy
Complementary Therapies can assist and support people in lots of different ways, particularly when they are experiencing difficulties and challenges in their lives, and feeling stressed and emotional. The therapies can help improve self confidence and self-awareness and create a space for a person to enjoy some much needed time out.

Welfare and Benefits Advice
Relatives for Justice can offer support regarding Welfare Rights or benefit entitlement, or simply carry out a benefits check either at our office or if you are unable to attend our offices a home visit can be arranged.

The Victims and Survivors Service
The Victims and Survivors Service was set up to offer support to those bereaved or injured as a result of the conflict.

There are a range of schemes available to people injured and bereaved. Please contact one of our offices for further information on the Victims and Survivors Service criteria and schemes.

The Remembering Quilt Project
The Relatives for Justice Remembering Quilt is a project designed by families who wish to remember their loved ones lost through the conflict.  To date we have ten quilts, each made up of 49 squares. Each Square is lovingly created by the hands of the families dedicated to their loved ones. The squares are designed to remember their loved ones in creative and positive ways.  The Squares represent the enormity of loss, but also celebrate the lives of those who have died. Some Squares include personal items and clothing belonging to loved ones.

Assistance is given to families who feel they cannot sew or represent their feelings adequately – by other relatives who fully understand.

Home visits
Home Visits can provide information, support and advice to those who that are unable to attend our offices. A professional and confidential visit can be arranged by ringing our offices.

Listening Ear Service
Family Support provides telephone support, offering confidential advice and information or just someone to listen. This is to provide contact for people who can’t use the centre or who may be experiencing a crisis or be an emergency.

Counselling and Therapeutic Service
If at any time you feel you need one to one help, we can arrange contact for you with fully qualified and trusted counsellors and therapists who work within our centre and at outreach locations.

Case and Advocacy Work
Relatives for Justice support families and individuals to uncover the truth and seek legal redress. RFJ support families across Ireland who believe this is a vital part of recovering health and well being. Family support is often where people start this process. We provide advice and guidance, sign posting to relevant agencies and emotional and practical support during legal proceedings and during other processes aimed at uncovering truth and seeking acknowledgement.

Creative Art Therapy Flower arranging class
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