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ABOUT GALWAY SIMON

About Galway Simon

Galway Simon Community was set up in 1979 by a group of volunteers who refused to accept homelessness on the streets of Galway. With the support of the wider community, we have grown, developed, learned and adapted over the years to become a leading provider of homeless and homelessness prevention services in the region.

At Galway Simon Community, we support a person’s right to security, dignity and wellbeing in their own home. We are relentlessly committed to finding answers to the questions faced by real people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. It is our belief that early intervention is the most effective means of reducing the trauma and cost associated with homelessness.

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Galway Simon Fisheries Field Work Project - 1. George (John) Kelly). 2. Martha (Volunteer) 3. Jim Timoney 4. Pat Branton

VISION

We work with a clear vision in mind: A community where everyone has a place to call home

MISSION

  • Play a constructive role in finding solutions for people who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless, through prevention services, providing access to housing, and providing health and wellbeing services.
  • Provide holistic support by collaborating with statutory and voluntary agencies, friends, supporters and the wider community to combat homelessness.
  • Work towards eliminating homelessness through advocacy, education and campaigning.

VALUES

Compassion: truly caring is at the forefront of who we are. We demonstrate solidarity with our clients, with a willingness to help carry the burden.

Competence: our staff are skilled, professional and flexible, providing innovative approaches to resolving issues, resulting in positive outcomes for clients.

Client-centred support: ensuring the client is at the centre of all we do. Listening to clients’ needs and situations and offering support accordingly, always with respect.

Commitment: a strong commitment to our ethos and our clients within our work, adopting a ‘whatever it takes’ approach.

Community: creating a community and support which allows clients to feel a sense of belonging in which they can thrive.  Our stakeholders, clients, staff, volunteers, board of directors, funders, donors and the wider public who support us are central to our community. 

Collaboration: the organisation actively works to establish and maintain trust and cooperative working relationships between multiple stakeholders, with honesty, integrity and complete transparency.

OUR HISTORY

Learn more about our history and founder. 

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OUR STRATEGIC PLAN

Learn more about our Strategic Plan 2020-2023.

Galway Simon staff members

Governance

Financial, governance and ethical fundraising reports. 

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