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Galway Simon Community call on Government to Stop Homelessness Before It Starts

Housing and homelessness charity Galway Simon Community is calling on the people of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon to join them this Simon Week in asking the government to Stop Homelessness Before it Starts. The annual ‘Simon Week’ takes place from Monday 28th September to Sunday 4th October and will see the Simon Communities across the country [...]

Covid-19: From Lockdown to Breakout

Covid-19: From Lockdown to Breakout "In these dark times there was always a shining light looking over me. That light was Galway Simon." Throughout Covid-19, there has been a significant effort to keep people connected within Galway Simon through community activities via Zoom. Meet Billy, one of our clients who very much embraced this new online [...]

Covid-19 Away from Home

Covid-19 Away from Home “I knew there was really nothing I could do there [at home in Spain] and Galway Simon needed people, so I decided that I was more useful here in Galway.” As the housing crisis and Covid-19 pandemic continue, our team of frontline staff and volunteers are still working relentlessly to ensure that [...]

St. Anthony’s & St. Jarlath’s Credit Union take on the Virtual Sleep Out for Simon

L to R: Ted Coyle, Operations Mgr. St. Anthony's CU, Westside, Tim Eacrett, Fundraising Development Mgr, Galway Simon and Fiona Reilly, St. Anthony's CU, Westside.Click edit button to change this text. St. Anthony’s & Claddagh Credit Union members, along with St Jarlath’s Credit Union, Tuam, whom they are merging with later this year, [...]

Galway Simon welcomes decrease in emergency accommodation but raises concerns about the months ahead

Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community has welcomed the decrease in the overall number of people living in emergency accommodation in the West but has expressed concerns about what lies ahead over the coming months. According to the latest figures released by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, 450 people including 62 families with [...]

Sleep Out for Simon goes virtual!

Take the challenge, join the experience, make a difference! Homeless charity Galway Simon Community has launched their annual Sleep Out for Simon event with a new focus; it’s going virtual! The event is set to take place on Friday 2nd October and will see friends, families, colleagues and teammates from Galway and beyond taking part from [...]

Youth Homelessness increasing in Galway

Homeless charity Galway Simon Community has expressed concerns that Youth Homelessness is increasing in Galway and is urging the new government to urgently address the homelessness and housing crisis. According to recent figures released by the Government, 503 people were reported as living in Emergency Accommodation in the West of Ireland during May, including 72 families. [...]

Take time out of your longest day to help those facing homelessness

Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community is calling on people to take part in their Dip & Donate event this weekend to support those facing homelessness during a time when the charity say their services are critically needed now more than ever. Galway Simon’s annual Dip at Dawn event could not go ahead as [...]

Galway Simon Community welcome decrease in number of people in Emergency Accommodation

Galway Simon Community warmly welcomes the 4% decrease in the number of people in Emergency Accommodation in the West in April 2020, since the same time last year.  While the decrease is small, it is a very welcome reversal of the relentless increase in numbers over recent years. Nonetheless, the charity says that the figures remain [...]

Covid 19 on the frontline of Health and Wellbeing Services

Covid 19 on the frontline of Health and Wellbeing Services It can be very lonely if you’re only seeing someone during the week for maybe 15 minutes, that can be very isolating and scary. Over the period of Covid-19, we are bringing you first hand experiences from our dedicated staff and volunteers working in our frontline [...]

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