Peter McVerry Trust opens new regional office in Tuam

Peter McVerry Trust opens new regional office in Tuam

The Peter McVerry Trust housing and homeless charity has officially opened their new Western Regional Office in Tuam this week.

The office, which the charity said will allow it to ramp up delivery of services and housing in the west, was opened by Galway TD and Minister of State Anne Rabbitte.

Peter McVerry Trust began delivery of social housing in Galway in 2020 and has since expanded to Mayo and Roscommon.

This year the charity started to deliver dedicated employment support, Activation First, for its tenants in the west of Ireland.

The charity also delivers homeless services in the region, and opened its first family hub service in Galway in partnership with Galway City Council. The service has supported 21 families impacted by homelessness in 2022.

Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, said that they are focused on finding “practical and sustainable solutions” to the homelessness crisis affecting the west, and elsewhere.

“We supported 176 people across our services in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon this year. That’s 176 unique individuals experiencing homelessness who needed our support.”

“The opening of our Western Regional Office here in Tuam will allow us to continue to expand this much needed support.”

“We’ve been working in closely with the local authorities here over the last couple of years, and along with the support of our donors, this partnership has allowed us to grow the number of homes we provide in the region and support more local people out of homelessness.”

So far this year, the Peter McVerry Trust has supported 176 people across its western services, and the opening of the new office will allow the charity to ramp up its delivery of these services and expand its delivery of housing for the region.