The Simon Community movement was founded in 1963 by Anton Wallich-Clifford, a former Probation Officer. It aimed to be both an altering, campaigning body and a venture in care designed to fill the gaps in the social services, acceptable to those rejecting help.
We provide a continuum of quality care, accommodation and services which support and empower people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. In addition to service provision we are concerned with advancing the rights of people who are homeless, and acting as advocates for their rights. For us homelessness is about more than being without a roof or a house. It is about lack of shelter, lack of security, lack of belonging and lack of safety.
Develop preventative strategies that will divert people from becoming homeless
Campaign for the right to appropriate accommodation and responsive services for those who are homeless
Provide quality care, accommodation and services which support and empower people who are homeless, marginalised, vulnerable or socially excluded.
Our Core Values
Justice, equality and social inclusion;
Democracy and Community;
Respect and Acceptance;
Rights to Accommodation and Services;
Privacy, Safety and Confidentiality;
Professionalism and Accountability.
Galway Simon Community
Unit 18 Tuam Road Centre,