As Galway Simon prepares for its virtual sleepout tonight, one woman using their services says the support she received from the organisation saved her life. In 2020, 43% of the adults Galway Simon supported were female and the agency says there’s a strong link between violence or abuse and homelessness among women.
Covid-19 has also made the situation more difficult for women. Tonight sees the charity’s virtual sleepout take place in a bid to raise much needed funds to support their service. One of the women who has availed of the supports offered by Galway Simon has been telling Sally-Ann Barrett her story of homelessness:
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