The first Emmaus opened in 1992 and there are now 29 communities, which is what we call our residential sites, spread across the UK. There are also five Emmaus groups currently working to open new communities.

Emmaus supports more than 800 formerly homeless people, by providing them with support, a home for as long as they need it and meaningful work and training in our social enterprises. We hope to increase our capacity to 1,000 rooms by 2020.

You only have to read the stories of some of the people we have supported to see what a difference Emmaus makes.

Our communities are at the heart of everything we do
Emmaus Communities

Our communities are at the heart of everything we do

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The first Emmaus community was founded in Paris in 1949
Our history

The first Emmaus community was founded in Paris in 1949

Emmaus started in France shortly after the Second World War, when homelessness was a big issue, and was brought to the UK in 1992.

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