Stories

Primary category for all story posts on the COPE Galway website.

Spotlight on Glen Oaks-An ever-changing service in 2021

Glen Oaks Service Manager, Veronica Keys reflects on how a trauma informed approach made a positive difference. COPE Galway’s Cold Weather Response (CWR) 2020-2021 came to an end in April 2021 as we exited the colder weather months. At this point, the service transitioned to becoming a smaller Short-Term Accommodation (STA) service as part of …

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Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth lives in a rural part of county Galway. She is 58 years of age and was married for 34 years. She tells us about some of the experiences that led to her seeking support from our Outreach Support Service and ultimately to her freedom from emotional abuse and coercive control. While revisiting this traumatic …

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Meet Carol and Mary-who talk about the mutual benefits of our Befriending Programme

While support chef Carol Nolan works as a part-time staff member for COPE Galway’s social enterprise Meals4Health, Carol felt she could still do more for her community. With her children now older and more self-sufficient, Carol found she wanted to put the extra time this gave her to good use. Carol spotted a poster on …

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