Emmaus Greenwich offers support, meaningful work experience, and a home for as long as it’s needed to people who have experienced homelessness. We run social enterprises throughout South London, the proceeds of which go straight back into our community.
Alongside our three charity shops based in Plumstead, Lewisham and Poplar, Emmaus Greenwich runs a house clearance service with all proceeds going towards helping people overcome homelessness. We also run regular outreach projects, offering support to some of the most vulnerable people in the capital. Our Street Souls drop-in events take place regularly, in Westminster and Greenwich, and offer hot food, warm clothing, and help and advice to people who are experiencing financial difficulties.
There are currently 29 Emmaus communities across UK, supporting more than 850 companions. There are also five Emmaus groups working towards setting up an Emmaus community in their area.
We offer people who have experienced homelessness with a place to call home for as long as they need it and meaningful work in our social enterprise. Living in a stable environment with the opportunity to gain new skills helps our companions to regain any lost self-esteem and confidence so they can get back on their feet.
Emmaus Greenwich is based in Plumstead and was opened in 1994 by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Emmaus founder Abbé Pierre.
Currently the community offers a home to 35 companions, who work both in the main superstore on the community site in Plumstead and in our two other shops in Lewisham and Poplar.
Street Souls offers support to anyone sleeping rough or struggling with poverty in London. Since relaunching in Summer 2022 we have offered support to people twice a month at Street Souls Westminster. In February 2023 a second service launched in Greenwich, a weekly drop-in that takes place on a Thursday night.