Emmaus Glasgow accepts you for who you are. We receive applications from refugees as well as people from the city of Glasgow. Most people stay at Emmaus Glasgow for a few months but some leave sooner and others stay for years – we really are a home for as long as someone needs it.
We know that it takes more than a roof over someone’s head to help them overcome homelessness. That’s why, unlike hostels, we ask residents with the charity, known as companions, to contribute 40 hours per week of their time to our social enterprises.
This can be achieved by assisting in our second-hand shops, cooking for other companions, cleaning, gardening, carrying out maintenance, van driving, or performing collections and deliveries.
When surveyed, companions said routine, the opportunity to work and being part of a team were the most beneficial parts of their time at Emmaus.