Emmaus Oxford opened its doors to homeless people in March 2009.
Since then we have provided an average of 9000 nights of accommodation each year for homeless people and prevented approximately 250 tons each year from going to landfill.
We are a local independent registered charity but also part of the wider national and international Emmaus movement.
The Emmaus Oxford community is located in Cowley, Oxford at 171 Oxford Road. The community building consists of 28 single bedrooms and various communal facilities, including a community dining room, sitting rooms, and a games room.
We offer a home, not just a bed for the night
The key difference between Emmaus and most other accommodation for homeless people is that Emmaus provides meaningful work along with a home. This gives companions (the name given to residents) the opportunity to gain self-respect and self-worth, through the chance to help others.
At Emmaus Oxford, formerly homeless people find a place where they can enjoy companionship and support. Each person has their own room whilst living in the community. When a companion wants to move on, he or she will be assisted to find accommodation and work.
We offer work
All companions work full time and there is work for everyone. Our charity store provides a commercial setting where skills can be learned in a friendly atmosphere.
We offer a new beginning
Emmaus offers homeless people a fresh start in life with the support of the community around them. They can stay as long as they wish and are offered opportunities to acquire skills. When a companion wants to move on, he or she will be assisted to find accommodation and work.
Can we help?
Are you or someone you know homeless? Find out more about joining our community.
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