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
Register with your local authority
If you are resident in Galway and currently homeless, you need to first register as homeless with the relevant Galway City or County housing department. You need to have registered 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 emergency accommodation
Contact the COPE Galway Day Centre
After you have registered as homeless with your local housing authority, contact the COPE Galway 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.
Freephone 1800 788 887
(free on landlines only)
If you need immediate support from our homeless service outside of our opening hours, call the COPE Galway Out of Hours Service, which is available every day from 7-11pm.