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One in three people who are homeless are women, says Galway Simon Community

Homelessness and housing charity Galway Simon Community has issued an appeal highlighting the challenges experienced by women in homelessness. More than one in three of the adults the charity supported in 2020 were women.

Galway Simon Community says pandemic impact leaves many facing homelessness

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

Most homeless households headed by women, Galway Simon report launch is told

Up to two thirds of family households affected by homelessness are headed by women, the launch of the Galway Simon Community annual report was told this week.

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 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’.

‘I’m in my own little paradise now’

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The realities of life on the streets, sleeping in doorways, in old sheds, in dark damp corners where the ill-wind blowing in from the bay always finds a way to find you. Living a half-life in the half light of a city that you think doesn’t care. You walk through the streets, almost invisible. If they see you, they don’t look for fear you will ask them for something they cannot give, like time, or a kind word, or a smile.

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.

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