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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.

Charity Number: 8007 | Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20018692 | Company Number: 144699

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


We work with a clear vision in mind: A community where everyone lives in a place they call home.


  • Provide compassionate individuals holistic support for people who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless, in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon through:
    • Prevention Services
    • Access to Housing
    • Health and Wellbeing Services
    • Social Inclusion Services
  • Collaborate with clients, statutory and voluntary agencies, friends, supporters and the wider community to combat homelessness, foster inclusion and enable people to thrive where they live.
  • Work towards eliminating homelessness through advocacy, education and campaigning.


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

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 passionate, skilled, professional and flexible, providing innovative and relentless approaches to resolving issues, resulting in positive outcomes for clients.

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

Community: creating a inclusive diverse community where people 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: we actively work to establish and maintain trust and cooperative working relationships between multiple stakeholders, with honesty, integrity and transparency.


Learn more about our history and founder. 

Adult and child hands holding paper house, family home and real estate concept


Learn more about our Strategic Plan 2024-2027.

Galway Simon staff members


Financial, governance and ethical fundraising reports. 

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