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COPE makes final push for million to complete refuge

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A local charity is appealing to the public to donate vital funds to complete a new state-of-the-art domestic abuse service and refuge in Forster Street.

Galway City Council agrees loan for domestic violence refuge accommodation

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The Galway City Council has agreed to raise a Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS) loan for the construction of nine units for housing for women and children as a domestic violence refuge run by COPE Galway.

COPE Galway Domestic Violence Service talks to students about dating abuse in Valentines Week

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This Valentine’s week, COPE Galway Domestic Violence and Outreach Service were back on campus at NUIG and GMIT to raise awareness among young people of the signs of an abusive relationship.

Lack of space forces refuge to turn away 700 women and children

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A city based domestic violence refuge was unable to accommodate almost 700 women and children seeking safety last year, due to a lack of space. These startling figures for Waterside House were revealed in COPE Galway’s annual report, published this week. It outlines that its domestic violence service supported more than 380 women and their 180 children in 2015.

Domestic violence refuge turned away 700 last year

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A number of women who sought refuge in a city based centre 18 months ago because they were experiencing domestic violence are still living there today because of a lack of affordable rental accommodation.

€1.18 million allocated for new domestic violence refuge

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Funding of more than €1 million is being provided to build a refuge for people who have been subjected to domestic violence. The refuge will be located in Galway city and will be run by COPE.

Tree planting symbolises new beginning for COPE Galway’s campaigns

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched the development plan for COPE Galway’s new Domestic Violence Refuge on Monday. The occasion was marked with a symbolic tree planting ceremony as a symbol of new beginnings for those women and children experiencing domestic violence.

COPE receives funding to progress with city refuge

COPE Galway will receive €1.16 million towards a new domestic violence refuge for Galway city.

Forty per cent rise in ‘drop-in’ callers to city domestic violence refuge

The number of women who “dropped in” to a city based domestic violence service without a prior appointment seeking information and support, was up by almost 40 per cent last year, according to new figures, released this week.

Women’s Aid domestic violence helpline now accessible in many languages

Women’s Aid has announced that the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline is now accessible to women in 170 different languages. The new interpretation service allows women with limited or no English experiencing domestic violence to access free, confidential, telephone support.

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