At Emmaus Leeds we provide the opportunity for homeless and other socially disadvantaged people to regain control of their lives by living and working alongside others in a supportive communal environment.
Emmaus is a two-way arrangement as we will not be giving you charity. We are asking for you to come and be part of our community until you feel you are ready to move on. This means sharing responsibilities for helping others and in turn helping yourself.
Find out more in the ‘Join Us’ booklet below.
Many of our companions, that’s the name we give to our residents, have had personal challenges in the past.
Here at Emmaus Leeds we can provide support for those overcoming challenges such as addiction. If you can show that you are trying to or have overcome these, then we may be able to offer you a place in our community.
In fact, we provide help and support in many areas – from training, career development, and support to secure your own home, to help with mental health and physical wellbeing. If you’re wanting to make positive changes then Emmaus Leeds can help.
To join our Emmaus Leeds community, we ask you to consider if you are able:
Emmaus Leeds supports both men and women. We take referrals from agencies and individuals and each one is considered on its own merits. Our success depends on maintaining a stable community, so every application is carefully considered. Once we receive your referral, if we feel we can support you and there is a vacancy, we will offer you an interview and potentially a place in the community.
If you would like to apply to join our community or you are working with someone who would like to be considered, please click Apply Now to download our referral form and read our Privacy Statement.
"Before I joined Emmaus I was homeless. The firm I worked at stopped paying my wages and I lost my job. This meant I couldn’t pay my rent or bills so I became homeless."
"Hand on heart, the work aspect though was most important to me – something to get me teeth into each day."
"I had never been given this much support and help before and opportunities to better myself."