At Galway Simon Community, we believe that everyone should have a place to call home and we are constantly working towards achieving this vision.
We provide a range of accommodation and support services that are designed to meet the needs of each individual we work with.
MAKING A REFERRAL
If you are experiencing homelessness or you are at risk of becoming homeless, you can get in touch with our team by completing our online referral form by clicking here. Alternatively, if you would like to make a referral by phone, you can contact our team on 091 381828.
We offer the services in the area of homelessness prevention, housing and health & wellbeing to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Galway. These services include:
Our Community Support service works with men, women and families to prevent them from becoming homeless. They do this by helping people remain in their own home or to find a new home, and to continue to live as part of their local community. The team works closely with people to provide advice, support and practical assistance and they help people to access other services.
Ballinasloe Resource Centre
Our Resource Centre in Ballinasloe provides a drop in service that offers people advice and practical support with a variety of issues including personal challenges, addiction and health issues.
This service works with men who want to move on to a more independent lifestyle in their own home. We work together with them to help develop the necessary skills to move on from our services and create links to supports that prevent re-entry into homeless services. This service is staffed 24 hours a day and provides a home for up to 10 men at any time.
We have several apartments which give people the opportunity to live independently within the community. This housing option is provided to people who do not require support to live on their own. These individual apartments, located throughout Galway City, provide a home to 11 people at any one time.
This service has several houses and small apartments located throughout Galway City which give people the opportunity to work towards living independently again in the future. The service provides a shared housing solution with access to staff support on a regular basis. At any one time, this service provides a home for up to 27 people.
Long Term Housing
This service is for people who have multiple needs, have a history of regular contact with homeless services or require support to live independently. This service is made up of 4 houses which cater to single men and women. Issues of addiction and mental and physical health are dealt with by our staff and specialist services. Each house is staffed 24 hours a day and together, they provide a home for up to 25 men and women at any time.
Youth Homeless Service
This service works with young adults, aged 18-25, to support them in accessing opportunities in education and employment, as well as to enhance their independent living skills. The service has a number of apartments, allowing people to live independently with access to staff support.
Health and Wellbeing
Health and Wellbeing Team
We have a team which provides specialist support to people in areas including physical and mental health, addiction, life skills and access to training, education and employment. Our team consists of a Registered General Nurse, an Occupational Therapist and 2 Addiction Counsellors.
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