Emmaus Bristol opened in 2003 and now provides a home to 26 formerly homeless men and women, known as companions. We also accommodate a family of five and are renovated two further homes for either families or single homeless people to live in.
We work closely with other organisations in the Bristol area to support people who are homeless or trapped by poverty and to help them to develop skills and self-respect through working and contributing.
As well as working for the community business, Emmaus companions are supported in whatever way they need to address the issues that have brought them into Emmaus.
As well as their work in the community, companions are encouraged to work in projects that help others in the neighbourhood, and much further afield.
Emmaus Bristol runs Social Enterprises: we have three shops and an eBay store selling pre-loved goods, a house clearance service and a portable appliance testing service. When you purchase from us or donate to us, you can be guaranteed that you will be making a difference to other people’s lives.