Peter McVerry Trust provides number of services across Galway and Roscommon, including housing services and homeless services.
In 2020, we supported 46 unique individuals across our services in the West region.
We are working closely with both Galway City Council and Galway County Council to identify and deliver social housing opportunities in the county through Rebuilding Ireland’s Repair and Lease, and Buy and Renew schemes, and through long-term leasing.
After securing a home for our first social housing tenant in the county in July 2020, our Housing Development team are currently progressing on bringing three vacant properties back into use as homes in the area.
Peter McVerry Trust began delivering homeless services in Galway in May 2020, opening a their first family hub service in the area in partnership with Galway City Council.
The new service is the first publicly built hub in Galway and consists of 15 purpose-built units – eight three-bedroom family units and seven two-bedroom units, all of which are own-door accommodation.
The site also includes a children’s playground and a family resource which is operated 24/7 by Peter McVerry Trust staff.
Following the opening of our first service in Galway, our CEO Pat Doyle wrote in The Galway Advertiser about the opportunities to effectively tackle homelessness in Galway amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – you can read the article here.