Croí na Gallimhe Resource Centre is central to the work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. The Centre is located in the heart of Galway City and its charitable work goes very much to the heart of Galway's Community.
"To reduce social isolation by offering a welcoming social and learning experience (environment) to the people of Galway."
Croí na Gaillimhe is an intercultural and intergenerational resource centre. Responding to the changing needs of people who find themselves experiencing social isolation, we offer them opportunities to develop and grow. We are involved in a range of activities characterised by support, friendship, promoting self-sufficiency and working for social justice.
The centre focuses on needs not being met by other organisations (non-government bodies (NGO’s) and statutory) in Galway City. The concept of “reaching out”, as framed in the SVP’s current national development plan, drives the resource.
Croí na Gaillimhe is successful in progressing action areas relevant to the SVP's core elements. The centre takes an proactive approach to address areas with poor or under-developed service provision.
On a weekly basis 400 people engage with the centre. Croí na Gaillimhe services support to the following groups bringing those on the margins of society into its heart. We connect people through our wide range of educational programmes and club.