Darragh’s Story – The less visible victim of domestic abuse
COPE Galway works with teenage boys and girls, offering one-to-one or group support and helping them find a safe space to think, to breathe, to be.
Sleeping in a tent was a wake-up call – Michael’s Story
Michael had been sleeping in a tent for three weeks, unaware of the services available to him before he got support from our Homeless Service.
Sorcha and Michael – Helping Hands at Home
Sorcha and American retiree Michael struck up a friendship through our Helping Hands at Home project which connects older clients with volunteers.
Phil, Kathleen & Dave – Lunch Club Volunteers
Hailing from Boston, Mayo and Sligo, these three COPE Galway volunteers come together each Thursday to help run the Mervue...
Lil’s Story – volunteering in Community Catering
“I enjoy all parts of the work, it’s all equally important. From peeling vegetables to cooking to cleaning, everyone’s of the same mind. No job is too small.
Meet Martin – Senior Support Service Volunteer Driver
For some COPE Galway volunteers, one role within the organisation quickly leads to another. Martin is a volunteer driver with our Senior Support Service.
Meet the Fairgreen Cats
The story of the cats that are now mostly known as the Fairgreen Cats, and our staff and clients have given them a warm and safe.
It was brilliant because it was all confidential… he never knew I came in here. It really, really helped me. The support I got was brilliant,” she says.
It’s all about the company at the community Lunch Clubs. I look forward to going there. I would encourage anyone to go there.
Sifelani always looks on the bright side of life. She believes that whenever problems arise, it means that blessings are on their way.
“A lot of stuff happened in one go and put me into a position where I became homeless. I was forced into it, it wasn’t by choice.
‘If I could choose a job…I would choose COPE Galway’ – Áine & Richard Hickey
Mother and son Áine and Richard Hickey have helped to make thousands of nutritious meals for older people over the...