I want to ensure we can give our companions the best support and opportunities possible to allow them to flourish.
I have a place to call home now, and it’s the best feeling in the world. Having somewhere to call your own means a lot.
I’ve found it absolutely brilliant being here; you couldn’t come to a better place to restart your life again.
It becomes a family, it’s a real community, you have good and bad in family, and you have good and bad in the community but there’s always something in everyone that you know you can help with.
I think if you believe in Emmaus and if you really believe that you can achieve something in your life after you’ve had everything thrown at you, you will do it. You will survive it. Emmaus is much more than just somewhere to sleep.
It’s been a hard year and being at Emmaus has given me a boost and a lift. I am so thankful.
"If you are homeless, take it from me, you don’t need to be. Emmaus is an option. A good one. There were many years that I was on the streets, I didn’t know there were any other options available."
"If it wasn’t for Emmaus I’d hate to think where I’d be. Emmaus came along at the right time and for that, I will always be grateful."
"I’ve only been a trustee for a short while, but I’ve been struck by how warm and welcoming the whole team is. Companions, staff, trustees and volunteers- everyone has been friendly and kind."
Emmaus Cambridge is an amazing charity to volunteer for, they value and respect everyone in the community and encourage people to work to the best of their ability.
I have always felt welcomed by everyone in the community and being able to offer my time to an amazing charity that I’ve loved for years is the ‘cherry on top’!
Since being in Emmaus communities I have always been looking for somewhere to call home, I believe I have found this at Emmaus Cambridge.
I’d say to anyone who is struggling, anyone who wants to turn their life around, Emmaus is the place to do it
I settled into Emmaus Cambridge quickly. My job involves photographing donations and writing the draft descriptions for the eBay listings. I then do the packing when things are sold
Emmaus has given me so much help since I have been here, and I hope to be here for the foreseeable future. There’s so many positive bits to being part of a community and I would recommend it 100%.
When I came to Emmaus I had lost my way and didn’t recognise the man I once was. Emmaus has helped me to reignite my passion for life and has given me the opportunity to help others.
The Emmaus model really stood out to me when I began researching trustee roles. I like what it stands for – solidarity, community and people helping one another to better themselves.
One of the biggest highlights working at Emmaus Cambridge in Joan’s Coffee Shop is the companions.
"I am quite possibly the longest standing and oldest Emmaus companion in the UK. I am 73 and have lived in Emmaus communities for 23 years."