Emmaus (pronounced em-may-us) is a homelessness charity with a difference. We don’t just give people a bed for the night; we offer a home, meaningful work, and a sense of belonging.
In the UK, the first Emmaus opened in 1991 and there are now over 30 communities (which is what we call our residential sites) spread across the country. There are also three Emmaus groups currently working to open new communities.
Emmaus supports more than 850 people who have experienced homelessness. We provide them with support, a home for as long as they need it, and meaningful work and training in our social enterprises. We hope to provide a home to 1,100 people by 2025.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: