We don't just give people a bed for the night; we offer a home, meaningful work and a sense of belonging.
For many people who have experienced homelessness, losing their self-esteem can be the most damaging part of their experience. Being on your own, with no support around you can be soul destroying, leaving you feeling worthless.
Finding your way out of homelessness isn't easy, particularly when the only options available are temporary fixes, offering a bed for the night, but little occupy your days.
Emmaus is different because it provides a home for as long as someone needs it at an Emmaus community. This gives people the time and support they need to take stock of their lives, deal with any issues they might have, and re-stablish relationships with loved ones.
Here are some stories ranging from formerly homeless people working hard to rebuild their life to Emmaus volunteers, staff, and trustees.
Joanna shares her experience at Emmaus International Salon
Enormous fun, hard work, and a brilliant way to raise funds for international projects.
I think an Emmaus community benefits everyone"
I've always had an interest in antiques and collectibles, so when I saw the role of online sales manager I just had to apply.
I was first homeless at the age of seven"
I feel settled, content and in control of my life now."
Emmaus is at the forefront of fighting homelessness, and I am encouraged to use my experiences to help others."
Through Emmaus, I am now doing something to support people who have less than I do."