Modh Eile House
COPE Galway’s vision is that Modh Eile will provide a safe space for women and children to rebuild their lives, free from domestic abuse and violence.
The redeveloped building will have;
- A refuge with 9 self-contained apartments, with bedroom, bathroom, living and kitchen facilities, with the capacity to accommodate at least 9 women and 20 children.
- A fit for purpose childcare unit with facilities and sufficient space to work with children ages 0 to 18 years.
- One to one consultation rooms, a group meeting/training room and office space for outreach services.
- Office, communal spaces and meeting rooms attached to the refuge to facilitate support work with women and children resident in the refuge.
The name “Modh Eile”, Irish for Another Way, was chosen by women who have experienced domestic abuse. They believe the name will give hope to other women to find a way to rebuild their lives and create a better future for their families after domestic abuse.
In Modh Eile House, women will have even better access to specialised support for themselves and their children. They will be able to cook for themselves and their children, ensure that their children continue to go to school and have a safe environment conducive to family life.
Children and teenagers will have a safe place to play, hang out, learn and grow. They will receive the specialised counselling and care they need to recover.