Emmaus Bristol opened in 2003 and now provides a home to 23 formerly homeless men and women, known as companions.
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.
Our companions have been involved locally in Neighbourhood Watch, the Soup Run and several local charities, and, through our links with the Emmaus International movement, in projects in Benin, West Africa and Bosnia.
Emmaus Bristol is a Social Enterprise Mark holder which means that we have accreditation as a genuine social business. 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.