Emmaus Dover is one of more than 350 communities throughout the world. Emmaus provides a home, work and a future for men and women who were previously homeless.
 

History:

We have been in Archcliffe Fort since 1995. The buildings were in various states of dilapidation then so we were only partly operational in the early years. After spending around £500,000, we have been fully operational on the site since July 1998.
 

How we operate:

Emmaus Dover has its own business. We collect, repair, renovate and resell donated goods of all sorts, with particular emphasis on furniture and electrical white goods.
 
Some new goods are made in the community workshop, using recycled materials wherever possible. We also do some gardening work. The aim is that the community will be financially self-sustaining. We currently provide accommodation and support for 27 formerly homeless people at our site at Archcliffe Fort.
Our history

Our history

In 1994 Francis Watts was helping his wife, Anne, at the soup kitchen in Dover.

A conversation developed between Francis and a gentleman about what he thought was needed in Dover. The reply came, ‘We all have our hideaways, but we are bored to tears during the day’. The idea of creating an Emmaus community in Dover was born.

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About Emmaus

About Emmaus

Emmaus is a homelessness charity providing more than just a bed for the night to people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.

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