- 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
Research and customer engagement
Marketing, communications and awareness raising
Leadership and development training
Coaching and mentoring for teams
- 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.