Emmaus Suffolk first opened it’s doors in 2016 and since then we have grown rapidly. We now run groups and workshops on a regular basis in Ipswich and Felixstowe to support those within our community who would otherwise be socially isolated, are struggling with long-term unemployment or are at risk of homelessness.
Our community house provides a home and support for people who would otherwise be in insecure housing or street homeless, and we provide volunteering opportunities and experience to a whole range of people. This includes those experiencing long-term unemployment, people with disabilities, people with mental health issues and those who would otherwise be socially isolated.
By offering volunteering roles within our not for profit businesses, Emmaus Suffolk gives people the chance to make a difference for themselves, in a supportive environment through work related experience and training. In return, all money raised through our charity shops goes straight back into our charity so we can continue to support people across Suffolk.
Our ambition is to introduce to Suffolk new ways of tackling entrenched homelessness and unemployment by enabling and empowering people to help themselves through meaningful activity that will benefit both themselves and others.