"It's been a long time since I've come to work with a smile on my face, I'll say that."
"If Emmaus hadn't come along when it did I dread to think where I would be now."
"The good thing about Emmaus is you've got the time and the help there as long as you're prepared to put the effort in."
We couldn't do what we do without our fantastic volunteers. You can work in one of our shops, fundraise for us, join our board of trustees and help raise our profile.
Emmaus North East is a homelessness charity offering active support to formerly homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.
We offer a home as well as meaningful work in our social enterprises; each person has their own room in our accommodation in South Shields. People can stay as long as they wish and are offered opportunities to acquire skills as well as support when ready to move on.
Aaron, currently supported by Emmaus North East
“Never in a million years did I think I would be able to work in a shop, let alone running one occasionally! I’ve learned a lot of new skills I never knew I had and it’s all thanks to Emmaus.”
Glenn, currently supported by Emmaus North East
“If Emmaus hadn’t come along when it did I dread to think where I would be now. Probably back in prison, or back on drugs. Thanks to Emmaus I am now rebuilding my relationships with my daughters.”