Emmaus Oxford

Emmaus Oxford

Charity information

Emmaus Oxford

Our charity provides active support to 28 formerly homeless people in Oxford.

We provide a real workable alternative to homelessness, offering people a home as well as meaningful work. Those we help are able to work in our charity store, gaining valuable experience, new skills and a route into independence.

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    The key difference between Emmaus and most other accommodation for homeless people is that Emmaus provides meaningful work along with a home. This gives companions (the name given to residents) the opportunity to gain self-respect and self-worth, through the chance to help others.

    At Emmaus Oxford, formerly homeless people find a place where they can enjoy companionship and support. Each person has their own room whilst living in the community. When a companion wants to move on, he or she will be assisted to find accommodation and work.

    - We offer work
    All companions work full time and there is work for everyone. Our charity store provides a commercial setting where skills can be learned in a friendly atmosphere.

    - We offer a new beginning
    Emmaus offers homeless people a fresh start in life with the support of the community around them. They can stay as long as they wish and are offered opportunities to acquire skills. When a companion wants to move on, he or she will be assisted to find accommodation and work.

  • Aims

    Emmaus Oxford aims to:

    • Emmaus Oxford will help people who have been homeless by providing accommodation, meaningful work and support.
    • Emmaus Oxford collects and sells used goods to help save the environment and promote recycling and reuse.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1066618

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 9

    Volunteers: 14

    Phone number: 07557 282649

    Address: 171 Oxford Road OX4 2ES

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