Accessing Homeless Services During COVID-19
All COPE Galway Homeless Services are currently operational with COVID-19 prevention, control and social distancing measures in place.
Clients, or anyone looking to access the services, are advised to call the service before coming to meet with staff at any of our service locations.
Support for individuals – 091 525 259
Support for families – 091 527 571
Steps to take if you are homeless
Present to the Housing Department of your local authority
If you are homeless in Galway, the first thing you must do is to present to the relevant Galway City or County housing department and advise them that you are homeless. You need to be assessed at homeless with your local council to be eligible for available homeless services and support.
If you need urgent accommodation outside their operating hours, contact one of our Emergency Accommodation Services.
Access to emergency accommodation
We operate 24-hour emergency accommodation services
Contact the COPE Galway Day Centre
After you have been assessed as homeless with your local housing authority, contact the Teach Corrib Day Centre.
The Day Centre offers a range of support services. These include homeless prevention, emergency accommodation, support with accessing your entitlements, finding new accommodation, health services, and a range of other supports based your specific needs.