Join the Uprising of Kindness

More people than ever are experiencing what it means to be homeless. The numbers are overwhelming but we can all make a difference through the power of kindness.

Join the Uprising of Kindness to #BeMoreKind and make a positive difference for homeless people and your wider community this new year and beyond.

Join the Uprising of Kindness to #BeMoreKind today

The first Emmaus opened in 1991 and there are now 30 communities, which is what we call our residential sites, spread across the UK. 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.

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

The Emmaus movement started in France shortly after the Second World War, when homelessness was a big issue. Emmaus was brought to the UK in 1991 when the first community opened in Cambridge.

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Our Stories

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By fundraising for Emmaus, you’re joining an amazing community of people doing extraordinary things to improve the lives of men and women around the UK who are rebuilding their lives after homelessness.

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