Around 1 in 4 avail of the service are forced to seek refuge in another county.
Up to 80% of the funding for a new domestic violence centre in Laois could from the county's capital assistance scheme.
The remaining 20% would then have to be fundraised by the local community.
Around 400 women made contact with Laois Domestic Abuse last year.
Local Sinn Fein cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley says a quarter of them are being forced to leave the county for refuge: