Iris Kirby House opened in 1981 to provide shelter and a safe haven for women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. Iris Kirby House provides a safe home to abused women from all walks of life – with support and the opportunity to explore alternatives to living in an abusive relationship.
Emergency housing, advocacy and support services are available at the shelter free of charge to all residents and ex-residents. Click here for more.
Due to the tremendous demand for these services, Iris Kirby House’s sister shelter, O’Shaughnessy House, opened in Carbonear in September 2010.