COPE Galway Blog

Domestic Abuse Outreach Service – Reaching out to women in Galway’s communities

Only 13-15% of our clients use Modh Eile refuge, a statistic reflected in domestic abuse services in Ireland and Europe. The majority of women that we support are living in the community.

Bridge House Garden Project – nurturing sustainability

For more than 10 years, the residents of COPE Galway’s Bridge House have worked to transform its garden from wasteland into a lush, sustainable garden.

Rough Sleeper Outreach – A coffee, starting conversations and building relationships and trust

David Byrne, COPE Galway Day Centre writes about extended rough sleeper outreach made possible by the recruitment of new volunteers

We must begin looking at how best to address poverty for our most vulnerable

As we progress into a post Covid society, we must begin looking at how best to address poverty for our most vulnerable. Universal basic income could be one way of doing this.

Staying Safe during a pandemic – When you don’t have a home

14 March 2020 is a day I look back to as the most important date for efforts at a local level in Galway to safeguard people who were homeless and particularly vulnerable to Covid-19.

COPE Galway Christmas Swim hits ‘The Big Screen’

Local business, EZ Living Furniture, promoting the COPE Galway Christmas Swim on their LED Screen on Tuam Road to help get the word out.

When Home becomes a Prison – Domestic Abuse in a Pandemic

You do not have to stay at home. You can leave. If you are ready and can safely do so, call us or call in, we are open 24/7.

We bring surplus food to those who need it – National Stop Food Waste Week

COPE Galway food rescue volunteers collect surplus food for redistribution all year. Marking National Stop Food Waste Week, 12-19 June.

Youth Homelessness in the West

The most up to date homeless figures (March 2019) detailed that there are 47 young people (18-24) homeless and living in emergency...

“If I were a stronger woman, he wouldn’t dare hit me…”

Our Domestic Abuse Service Manager, Dr Carol Baumann, writes about the strength and resilience of women who survive domestic abuse...

So what are we doing about this?!

  One in five women in Ireland will be abused by a partner at some point in their lives. One...

Pregnant women will never be abused

Credible statistics prove that it is a myth that pregnant women will never be abused and this should be treated as a fallacy.