Army veteran Alistair joined Emmaus Leeds after becoming homeless and sleeping rough. He valued the focus of work each day, eventually securing a job.
Before coming to Emmaus, Madina was staying in a refuge following three years of working full-time whilst sofa surfing. She has since progressed and is now looking to the future.
After being released from prison David found himself with nowhere to live and nobody to help. Thankfully he joined Emmaus Leeds and flourished within the supportive community environment.
Musician Mike found stability at Emmaus Leeds and a chance to develop his passion for the guitar. He gained skills and experience that would lead to him securing a job and his own flat.
Save items from landfill and help to raise funds for a Leeds homelessness charity. If you have good quality furniture or household goods that you no longer need then donating them to Emmaus Leeds is a great way to support our charity.
Peter, Emmaus Leeds volunteer
“My time at Emmaus has enabled me to gain an insight into other people’s way of life and give me a sense of purpose in the work I do.”
Mike, former Emmaus Leeds companion
“If ever you find yourself in a really horrible situation where you feel lost, don’t give up. Work hard and carry on because life will get better.”
Sarah, Emmaus Leeds house clearance customer
“The team were really fantastic. Friendly, speedy and very careful with all the furniture and possessions. I totally recommend the Emmaus Leeds team.”
Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central
“I greatly enjoyed my visit to Emmaus Leeds and was much impressed by the work that the organisation is doing and the support it offers to its residents to help them to move on in their lives.”
David, former Emmaus Leeds companion
“I will always be thankful to all the staff and companions for helping me to get to this point in my life, giving me a chance when nobody else would.”
Alistair, former Emmaus Leeds companion
“My message to customers and supporters of Emmaus is ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’. If you’re not sure, ask. Go in, find out more and talk to the companions.”