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Sleep Out for Simon goes virtual and global for homeless

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Galway Simon Community, the city's homeless charity, has launched its annual Sleep Out for Simon event, and in a sign of the times, it is going virtual.

Take time out of your longest day this weekend to help those facing homelessness

Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community is calling on people to take part in their Dip & Donate event this weekend to support those facing homelessness during a time when the charity say their services are critically needed now more than ever .Galway Simon’s annual Dip at Dawn event could not go ahead as planned this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Galway Simon Community welcomes decrease in number of people in emergency accommodation

Galway Simon Community has said that the 4% decrease in the number of people in Emergency Accommodation in the West in April 2020, since the same time last year, is a welcome reversal of the relentless increase in numbers over recent years.

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’.

Christmas Concert in aid of Galway Simon Community

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The annual Knights Before Christmas Concert returns again this year to the Galway Cathedral on Saturday December 14.

Galway Simon, the early years

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The Simon Community takes its name from Simon of Cyrene who helped Jesus carry the cross. It was founded in London in 1963 by Anton Wallich-Clifford and a branch was set up in Dublin in 1969. Early in 1979, Frank O’Leary OFM spoke at a meeting in Galway entitled Poverty in Ireland about the work of Simon in providing shelter, friendship, and acceptance to homeless people. Two psychology students, Margaret Brehony and Kathy O’Grady, drew attention to the fact that there were rough sleepers in Galway too.

Marking 40 years of Galway Simon

Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community is calling on people in their local community to join them in marking the organisation’s 40 years in Galway.

Marking 40 Years of Galway Simon

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Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community is calling on people in their local community to join them in marking the organisation’s 40 years in Galway. The charity is inviting past and present clients, volunteers, staff and supporters of the organisation to join them to mark their contribution in helping to prevent thousands of people from homelessness locally. The event, Marking 40 Years of Galway Simon, a culture evening of storytelling, music and art, will take place on Thursday 17th October at 7pm in The Ardilaun Hotel in Galway.

Through the Decades Quiz: In Aid of Galway Simon Community

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St. Anthony’s & Claddagh Credit Union are hosting a Table Quiz Night on Thursday, 19th of September at The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen with the theme of ‘Through the Decades: 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & 00’s.

SIMON COMMUNITY LAUNCHES ‘CLOSING THE DOOR ON HOMELESSNESS’ CAMPAIGN

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The Simon Communities launched their Closing the Door on Homelessness campaign this week. The charity, which is marking 50 years since its foundation in Ireland in 1969, has launched the campaign to tell the stories of people it has supported to close the door on homelessness. In the campaign, Simon Community clients will be sharing their experiences of the safety and security of closing their own front door behind them. In 2018, the Simon Communities around the country ‘closed the door’ for more than 2,400 men, women and children across Ireland, helping them move out of homelessness and into a secure home.

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