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Covid-19 and Preventing Homelessness

Covid-19 and Preventing Homelessness “It’s very hard for somebody to be positive when everything that’s made them safe in the world is gone”. Over the period of Covid-19, we are bringing you first hand experiences from our dedicated staff and volunteers working in our frontline services who are giving homeless people in the West a voice. [...]

Covid-19 on the frontline of Housing Services

Covid-19 on the frontline of Housing Services One man told me “sure I’ve been doing this my whole life, nobody has ever wanted to come near me”. Over the period of Covid-19, we are bringing you first hand experiences from our staff and volunteers working in our frontline services who are giving homeless people in the [...]

Covid-19 on the frontline of Homelessness Prevention Services

Covid-19 on the frontline of Homelessness Prevention Services “I would worry about people’s mental health and where we will be at the end of all this.” The outbreak of Covid-19 has had a huge impact on those experiencing homelessness, putting so many already vulnerable people at increased risk. Over the period of Covid-19, we are bringing [...]

A tribute to Mary McPartlan

It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Mary McPartlan recently. Mary was not only a local musician and an educator, she also played an instrumental part in the early days of Galway Simon Community. Mary joined the organisation in 1985 as Galway Simon’s very first Administrator with responsibility for fundraising. [...]

Covid-19 on the frontline of Homeless Services

Covid-19 on the frontline of Homeless Services “Most people have their own house where they can shelter and self-isolate to prevent Covid-19, they can cocoon if they need to and they can do it themselves on their own terms. But for those experiencing homelessness, this is a luxury they just don’t have.” The outbreak of Covid-19 [...]

Galway Simon Community launch emergency appeal to fund vital services during Covid-19

Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community has launched an emergency appeal in a bid to fund their vital housing and homelessness prevention services during what they say is ‘a crisis within a crisis’. The appeal was launched as part of a national campaign in response to the significant rise in running costs of the Simon Communities [...]

COVID-19 Update on Galway Simon’s Charity Shops

Our charity shops are closed until further notice to protect our volunteers and staff, as well as our shop customers. This will apply to both our shops on Sea Rd and on Sean Mulvoy Rd. Unfortunately donations to our shops cannot be accepted while we are closed. Please do not leave any donations outside the shops [...]

Our Time to Stand Together

A Message to our Supporters Dear Friends, Last night our Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, urgently called upon us to come together; to ‘look out for each other’, to be our best and to show compassion. Without doubt the global Coronavirus pandemic is going to affect our entire community here in the West; our families, our businesses, our [...]

Galway Simon Community Covid 19 Prevention & Control Measures

The Coronavirus and the risks associated with Covid 19 pose very serious challenges to people who are homeless or living in homeless services. There is a huge effort underway in Galway Simon Community to protect clients and staff at this very challenging time. A Covid-19 response team has been set up by the charity.  The team [...]

Galway Tech Giants raise €88K for people facing homelessness

Photo by Murtograhy: Back Row: Enda Flatley, Ronan Kilgannon, Sharon Gurry, Annie Hennelly, Aisling O’Malley, Teresa Kelly, Aidan Whelan, and Mark Gantly. Front Row: Nora Colombani, Louise Gallagher, Karen Golden, Deirdre Treacy, Paddy Medley and Amanda Cusack. Galway based tech giants Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), DXC Technology & Microfocus, along with facilities partner ISS, [...]

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