I decided I wanted to share my story with the community, so stood up in a community meeting one day and told them. I was incredibly nervous about sharing it, but everyone has been very welcoming.
"I’ve made some good friends here. I don’t even think of them as friends; they are brothers and sisters to me. We talk a lot, we share advice with each other, we have each other’s backs."
"What would I say to someone considering volunteering with Emmaus Norfolk and Waveney? Do it!"
"I'm enjoying just having the opportunity to work alongside my colleagues and the companions in the community; it’s an inspiring place to be."
"All over England and beyond, hundreds, if not thousands, of people are safe and warm and have relatively comfortable lives that would not be possible without Emmaus."
"I have been accepted onto a master’s course to study Data Analytics and Finance at Arden University."
"I felt like my life was over before Emmaus. Life didn’t mean anything to me anymore and I was just waiting to die."
"I like getting up in the morning at Emmaus because I have a purpose and it is my home, which is a great feeling."
"I would like to tell anyone interested in volunteering at Emmaus to definitely go for it."