101 Ellesmere Street, Glasgow
We believe that people who are homeless and socially excluded have something to offer. We encourage people to use their skills to change themselves – and change the world!
We work closely with other organisations in the area to support those people who are homeless or trapped by poverty and to help them to develop skills and self-respect through working and contributing.
As well as working for the community business, companions are supported in whatever way they need to address the issues that have brought them into Emmaus, and encouraged to look outside themselves, working in projects to help others in the neighbourhood, and much further afield
Emmaus offers homeless people a place where they can feel safe and secure, where they can enjoy companionship and the support of a community.
Each person has his or her own comfortable room, whilst living and working in the community. Everyone is accepted for who they are now, not judged on what they might have been. There are no conditions as to length of stay: a person can stay for as long as they need.
Above all, Emmaus is a way out of the humiliation of homelessness; a way that offers hope, care and a future.