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Emergency Accommodation

If you find yourself homeless in Galway we may be able to assist you and provide you with emergency accommodation for one night or longer.  To access homeless services in Galway you have to present to the Local Housing Authority for assessment and to register as homeless. The outcome of this assessment will determine whether and to what extent you are able to avail of emergency accommodation services.

COPE Galway emergency accommodation services can accommodate a range of household types including adult single person households and families in the form of women with one or more children.  The services focus on working with and supporting individuals to address underlying issues which contributed to their homelessness and to identify and secure move on housing.  A Keyworker is assigned to each household and a Care plan agreed which sets out how the various needs of the individual will be addressed including in relation to health, welfare and support needs, social welfare and income support and move on housing.

The range of basic needs in relation to shelter, warmth and sustenance are provided for during a households contact with COPE Galway emergency accommodation services.

fairgreen-hostel-gardenCOPE Galway Fairgreen Hostel

Is a 26 bedroom hostel which provides emergency and short term accommodation for men experiencing homelessness.  The aim of the service is to provide a quality service that endeavours to meet the individual needs of its clients.  

 

Who is the service for?

Adult men (18+) who are homeless and have been assessed and registered as homeless by the local Housing Authority (can be accommodated for one or more nights while awaiting assessment).

Referral Process

Drop-in, phone or email.

Address:  Contact Details:

Fairgreen Hostel

Forster Street

Galway 

Tel: 091 568818

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Opening Hours: (Mon- Sun)

24 hour, 7 day service.  

 

COPE Galway Osterley Lodge

This service is a 12 unit hostel which provides emergency and short term accommodation for women on their own and women with one or more children experiencing homelessness. The aim of the service is to provide a quality service that endeavours to meet the individual needs of its clients.

 

Who is the service for?

Women (18+) and women (18+) with children (max of 3/4 depending on age of children) who are homeless and have been assessed and registered as homeless by the local Housing Authority (can be accommodated for one or more nights while awaiting assessment).

Referral Process

Self-referrals and referral by other agencies accepted; Local Housing Authority following homeless assessment.

Address:  Contact Details:

Osterley Lodge
140 Lower Salthill
Galway

Tel: 091 521301

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Opening Hours: (Mon- Sun)

24 hour, 7 day service

 

 

COPE Galway Family Support Services

Provides an emergency accommodation response for families experiencing homeless.  Placements are made in tourist type accommodation and other short term temporary accommodation and work undertaken to support families to move to longer term housing.   

Who is the service for?

Families who are homeless and have been assessed and registered as homeless by the local Housing Authority (in very exceptional circumstances can be placed for one or more nights while awaiting assessment). 

Referral Process

Self-referrals and referral by other agencies accepted; local Housing Authority following homeless assessment.

Address:  Contact Details:

Teach Corrib Day Centre
Westside House
Seamus Quirke Road
Galway

Tel: 091 525259
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Opening Hours:
8.30am to 4.00pm (Mon-Fri)
8.30am to 2.30pm (Sat)

 

 





 

 

COPE Galway Out of Hour Service

Is available via Freephone (1800 788 887)in the evening time (7pm to 11pm) to provide assistance to households who are homeless including facilitating referral and placement in some form of emergency accommodation where appropriate and possible. 

Who is the service for?

Households – individuals and families - who are homeless and in need of emergency accommodation; these households must present to the local Housing Authority the next morning for homeless assessment.

Referral Process

Self-referrals and referral by other agencies via Freephone (1800 788 887)

Contact Details:
Opening Hours:

Freephone: 1800 788 887
(from landlines only)

Mon- Sun: 7.00pm to 11.00pm

 

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