Emmaus Glasgow started in 1997 with a group of four volunteers led by Duncan Wallace. A French Emmaus community had challenged them to start a group and had donated a small amount of seed capital to get the venture off the ground.
As work to find premises and funding progressed, Alan Grant joined as the first development worker. The team established an office and developed a hard-working team of voluntary trustees. In 1999 Emmaus Glasgow became a Scottish registered charity and company limited by guarantee.
The 24 self-contained flats which make the Emmaus Glasgow community opened on 2 January 2006 with the first two companions.
Emmaus Glasgow now supports up to 27 homeless people who have experienced homelessness. It also has a workshop, two charity shops and a warehouse.