Emmaus

Emmaus is a global charity with local communities all around the world providing work and accommodation for the homeless

  • About the project
    • The Social Society is excited to be collaborating with Emmaus, a global organisation enabling people to move on from homelessness, by providing work and a home in a supportive, family environment.
  • How you can help
    • Business development support

      Support around business strategy

      Project based volunteering

      Fundraising

      Research and customer engagement

      Marketing, communications and awareness raising

      Leadership and development training

      Coaching and mentoring for teams

      Photographers

      Videographers

  • More info about Emmaus
    • Emmaus Communities enable people to move on from homelessness, providing work and a home in a supportive, family environment.

      Companions, as residents are known, work full time collecting and reselling donated furniture. This work supports the Community financially and enables residents to develop skills, rebuild their self-respect and help others in greater need.

      It's a secular movement with 350 communities and groups spanning 37 countries, with 25 Communities in the UK. Each Community aims to become self-supporting, with any surplus donated to others in need.

      Companions receive accommodation, food, clothing and a small weekly allowance, but for many, the greatest benefit is a fresh start.

      To join a Community, they sign off unemployment benefits and agree to participate in the life and work of the Community to the best of their abilities.