Homeless Services for Individuals

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

Support and services for individual men and women

If you are an individual man or woman who is homeless, or at risk of homelessness, we offer support and services to help you.

We understand that everyone’s situation is complex and unique to them. When you contact COPE Galway for support, our key workers will work with you to assess your particular situation and support you in mapping your pathway out of homelessness.

If your family is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, go to our Family Support Services for information about available services and support for families.

Freephone
1800 788 887

(free on landlines only)

If you need immediate support from our homeless service outside of usual operating hours, call COPE Galway Out of Hours Service, which is available night time, from 7-11pm

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

We operate two 24-hour emergency accommodation services – the Fairgreen Hostel for men who are sleeping rough or homeless, and Osterley Lodge homeless women.

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.

Find out more about our Day Centre

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.