25 December 2023
Croí na Gaillimhe (CNG) focuses on needs that are not being met by other organisation in Galway City. CNG provides services and support to the following groups to bring those on the margins of society into its heart. We keep people connected through our educational programmes and clubs.
Older People: CNG run a lunch and social club twice a week throughout the year for isolated elderly people, offering social contact and other practical supports. CNG organises a variety of classes and workshops that are social, educational and health promoting. Intergenerational Programme – Young Hearts: We run this programme for Transition year students from a local DEIS School and the older adult. Some of our participants families would avail of the services of SVP Visitation Conferences. Asylum Seekers (International Protection Clients Services). There are over 15 Direct Provision Centres in Galway City and County. We support people with their International Protection Application and prepare for interview or appeal (for refugee status). The work involves intensive 1-1 work preparing timelines and personal statements and country of origin information etc. Conversational English Classes: We provide classes, concentrating on beginner levels. Homework Clubs x 2 We provide 2 homework club for children in 2 Direct Provision Centres. We provide educational support for young children from 5 to 12 years. Previously there was no dedicated support for children to do their homework in the hostels. Activities for children: We seek funds to ensure the children can access swimming lessons, fees and kits for soccer clubs etc.
Below is link to the services we provide from the voices of the participants.
Please click link below to see short video on the work of Croi na Gaillimhe a Resource Centre of SVP in Galway
Funding Croi na Gaillimhe Resource Centre is funding St Vincent de Paul’s Clients and people in need of assistance.
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