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Photo release: Galway Business Leaders and Community raised €130,000 for COPE Galway Homeless Service.

COPE Galway Thanks Galway Business Leaders and Community for raising €130,000 for their Homeless Service.

COPE Galway thanks business leaders who took part in the 2020 Business Sleep Out, and raised €130,000 for their homeless service! “On behalf of everyone in COPE Galway’s Homeless Service, we would like to thank the 2020 participants and all those who supported them for your kindness and generosity”. Having these funds available helps COPE Galway continue to adapt flexibly to the challenges that their Homeless Service has faced during the pandemic and to keep people safe and well.

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(Pictured l-r: COPE Galway’s Jacquie Horan, Sharon Fitzpatrick, Hannah Kiely, Irina Komarov, Martin O’Connor, Donna O’Neill, Leonie Woutersen).

 


 

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Background:

COPE Galway is a local Galway organisation whose vision is for a community where every person is valued, cared for and supported at every stage of life. COPE Galway understands, respects and responds to the needs of people who struggle with the challenges of homelessness and domestic abuse and supports older people towards healthy and active ageing.

In 2019, COPE Galway worked with 2,984 vulnerable people in Galway. This included 1,189 adults and 433 children affected by homelessness, (187 families and 868 single people). They also worked with 638 individual women and their children who were experiencing Domestic Abuse, produced and delivered 61,016 meals to older clients and to their services around Galway and worked with 724 older people at risk of isolation. The organisation also supported 2,938 individuals with food from the Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived (FEAD) Programme and distributed over 700 school kits.

COPE Galway’s new strategy for 2020-2025 focuses the organisation on its mission: Making a difference by empowering people, creating change and strengthening communities. COPE Galway places its values – rights, respect, hope, community, safety and professionalism – at the heart of its work in the community.

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