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Concerns raised about those facing homelessness this Christmas

Concerns have been raised about the stress and mental strain facing those in emergency accommodation in the West in the run up to Christmas.New...

Galway Simon Community issues fundraising appeal ahead of Christmas

Galway Simon Community has issued a fundraising appeal ahead of Christmas in a bid to safeguard their Homelessness Prevention and Housing Services. The homelessness and...

Galway people urged to take part in ‘Sprint for Simon’ Christmas challenge

Galway Simon Community is calling on people across the West to take part in their brand new Sprint for Simon - 12 Days of...

Record number of people supported by Galway Simon in 2019

Galway Simon Community supported more people last year than ever before through its homelessness and housing services, the charity's 2019 Report has revealed. In 2019,...

Ask the government to ‘Stop Homelessness Before it Starts’ this Simon Week

The people of Galway have been asked to join Galway Simon Community this week in asking the government to 'Stop Homelessness Before it Starts'.The...

Sleep Out for Simon welcomes new community team for annual event

Galway Simon Community has welcomed Oranmore-Maree as a new Community Team for their annual Sleep Out for Simon event which will take place virtually...

Galway charities awarded €750k under COVID-19 Stability Fund

Charities and community groups in Galway have been awarded almost €750,000 in the latest tranche of funding under the COVID-19 Stability Fund.This week, Minister...

Galway Simon launches emergency appeal during ‘crisis within a crisis’

Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community has launched an emergency appeal in a bid to fund their vital housing and homelessness prevention services during...

Galway singer releases beautiful and moving Christmas song

Talented Galway singer-songwriter Michael Mulryan has released a stunning Christmas song to raise funds for those facing homelessness this Christmas. The Red Man’ was released...

Galway Simon Community launches ‘Closing Doors’ campaign

Galway Simon Community has launched a campaign this week to tell the stories of people it has supported to close the door on homelessness. In...

Crowds flock to Salthill for dip in the sea this morning

Over 140 people gathered in Salthill this morning to take a dip in the sea at dawn in aid of Galway Simon. The event was...

Galway Simon launches Journey Home campaign on 40th anniversary

Galway Simon Community is marking its 40 year anniversary by launching their Journey Home campaign. The charity is calling on people in their local community...

Galway Simon welcomes affordable housing task force

The announcement of the special Housing Taskforce to deliver on affordable housing targets in Galway has been welcomed by Galway Simon Community.

The number of families in emergency accommodation doubled in 2018

The number of families in emergency accommodation in the West of Ireland has more than doubled in the past year. There were 81 families with...

“Shocking” that hundreds of children face homelessness over Christmas

The Galway Simon Community have responded to the latest emergency accommodation figures, saying that its unacceptable that so many will spend Christmas without a...

FoodCloud launches Galway hub to take surplus food from retailers for charities

FoodCloud, the innovative Irish social enterprise distributing surplus food from retailers to charities, opened its third hub in Oranmore this week. Ireland generates over one...

Galway Simon kept 281 children from homelessness in 2017 in most demanding year ever

The Galway Simon Community kept 281 children from 113 families from becoming homeless last year as demand for their services is climbing higher than...
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