Rob’s story For many people, Christmas is all about coming home but for Rob. At just 20 years old, due to difficulties in the family, Rob had to leave the home house and ended up homeless in December, just at the point where so many families try to come together. In Leitrim where Rob [...]
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Joe’s story After Joe lost his job and had to leave his house as he couldn’t pay the rent, he turned to North West Simon for support. Joe’s mother had recently passed away, he was feeling depressed and wasn’t able to cope alone. Joe said when he contacted North West Simon Community he was [...]
Emer’s story North West Simon Community were contacted by Child Protection Services regarding an 8 year-old girl called Emer and her family. Emer, her mother and partner, were living with their grandmother in overcrowded conditions, which inevitably causes tensions for everyone. Emer had to travel over an hour to school each day, had lost [...]
Patricia’s story Patricia turned to North West Simon Community in Sligo when her finances became chaotic. She was in rent arrears with her landlord and as a result of the stress had a breakdown. Her cheerful façade masked a deep inner pain. A North West Simon Outreach Worker helped Patricia see a way forward. [...]
“2 Pay Cheques Away” is a song written and performed by Noel Sweeney to raise awareness and much needed financial support for the Northwest Simon Community. Along with his Book “don’t say you weren’t taul” Noel has raised in excess of €20,000 for North West Simon Community since 2015”. Noel's Book is available at: https://www.noelsweeney.ie/ [...]
A stunning collection of photographs by Vincent Butler in aid of the Simon Community. Vincent's book can be purchased here: https://irishacademicpress.ie/product/sixty-photographs-for-simon/