Today in Tullamore, Offaly Local Development Company surprised Eileen from OVDSS. ODVSS began in 1997, originally named Offaly Women in Crisis, as result of the work of volunteers whose lives had been affected by domestic violence. Today OVDSS provide support and services for victims of domestic violence and their children at a local level. They also campaign for societal and legislative changes that will lead to the elimination of violence and abuse. OVDSS is sometimes the first point of contact and support for the most vulnerable people in our society. They work to assist people whose lives are affected by domestic violence though the provision of crisis intervention, advocacy, referral, information, support and practical assistance. Eileen was very happy to represent all the volunteers and staff to accept our Thank you gift from OLDC. Just one example of the many amazing volunteers and organisations in Offaly. For more information on OVDSS click on https://www.odvss.ie
Here at OLDC we are celebrating our 10th Birthday this year. It is a time to thankful and to celebrate community spirit .As part of our celebrations we are recognising our community groups and their achievements. Who knows where we will pop up next!!!