Our Stories

Our Stories – Volunteer Life Coach, Brendan Coyne

Brendan Coyne has been a life coach with COPE Galway since last September. He meets with clients to help individuals...

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.

Stephanie’s Story

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.

Meet Delia

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’s Story

Sifelani always looks on the bright side of life. She believes that whenever problems arise, it means that blessings are on their way.

Meet Noel

“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.