Sleep Out for Simon goes hybrid!
Galway Simon invites you to give up your bed on Friday 30th September for one night to raise vital funds for those facing homelessness in the West.
At Galway Simon, we support a person’s right to security, dignity and wellbeing in their own home. Our teams work tirelessly to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. In 2021, across our Homelessness Prevention and Housing Services, we;
Hear how Galway Simon helped Megan and her daughter find a secure home after years of receiving one “Notice to Quit” after another.
“When I was facing homelessness and had nowhere to turn, Galway Simon’s support changed my whole life.”
“I shouldn’t have had to rely on services like Galway Simon, but if I didn’t have Galway Simon, I don’t know where I’d be right now”.
“I’d worked all my life and raised a family – suddenly, in my late 50s. I found myself on the brink of homelessness.”
“I never imagined that I could end up homeless. I’m strong and fit and I’ve worked hard all my life, so I think of myself as someone who doesn’t have to rely on anybody.”
I’ve had some rough times, made some mistakes and spent many years sleeping rough on the streets of Galway City. But the thing that’s made all the difference to me, through it all, is that Galway Simon has always been there. They didn’t give up on me, even when almost everyone else did. They cared for me when I was at my lowest. They’re the reason I’m still here.
“The support Galway Simon gave was practical and immediate. Anna stood beside us every step of the way and helped us to keep our home.“
Our work would not be possible without the support of our amazing, hard-working volunteers who are present in every part of our organisation. Each volunteer contributes in their own way and makes a difference to the people we support.