COPE Galway Strategy 2020-2025

Making a difference by empowering people, creating change and strengthening communities.

Our Vision

A community where every person is valued, cared for and supported at every stage of life.

We work to achieve this vision by providing essential supports for people at challenging times in their lives and by advocating for systemic change to remove the root causes of inequality and disadvantage that constrain the well-being and development of individuals, families and communities.

Our Mission

Making a difference by empowering people, creating change and strengthening communities.

We understand, respect and respond to the needs of those who struggle with the challenges of homelessness and domestic abuse and we support older people towards healthy and active ageing.

2020-2025 Strategic Priorities

Our Strategy 2020 -2025 focuses on six key priorities, which are supported by objectives outlined at an organisational level and further developed across our service areas.


Our People

Prioritising the well being and development of our staff and volunteers by ensuring they have access to the supports, opportunities and training that they need to maintain and improve the quality of our services within recognised quality standards frameworks.

Prevention & Early Engagement

Increasing our capacity to develop and deliver effective approaches and programmes that empower people, at all life stages, to make decisions and choices that reduce risk and create positive new opportunities and prospects.


Making a positive difference to the lives and hopes of each person we work with; demonstrating this impact to secure support for ongoing progress.


Working in solidarity with individuals and families, advocating at local, regional, and national level for systemic change to challenge chronic cycles of disadvantage; advocating for greater empowerment of each person to determine decisions that affect their lives.

Sustainable Funding

Achieving a more sustainable funding model that is fit for purpose and adequately resourced by the State to ensure continuity of delivery of our essential social services as a fundamental element in the delivery of our strategy.

COPE Galway Strategy

Making a Difference: Empowering People, Creating Change, Strengthening Communities