How Your Support Makes a Difference
Since 2012, COPE Galway has been bringing business leaders together to experience a winter’s night on our streets and to raise funds for COPE Galway’s homeless services. Through the years the Business Leaders’ Sleep Out has raised over €1.25m for COPE Galway’s homeless services. The funds raised year on year strengthen our service offering, improve the quality of our facilities and also make a very direct and practical impact on the daily lives of our clients.
Watch the collection of videos below to learn more about the lasting impact that the COPE Galway Business Leaders’ Sleep Out has in Galway
With these funds we have been able to expand our services and introduce new projects and programmes such as these:
Supported Community Based Houses
Rough Sleeper Street Outreach
Providing street outreach support to those sleeping rough in Galway city. Early in the morning, COPE Galway staff identify and engage with people sleeping rough and link them with health and accommodation services.
Moving Out of Homelessness
Supporting people to secure accommodation, setup their homes and sustain independent living
At COPE Galway we keep a focus on our models of care and we are embracing more innovative ways of working. This year all staff were offered training in Trauma Informed Care so we can effectively support people in our care who have experienced trauma and who are experiencing further trauma through their homelessness.