Emmaus Bolton Online
An Emmaus Community is a unique charity that enables people to move on from homelessness, providing work and a home in a supportive, family environment. Companions, as residents are known, work full time in the communities recycling business, collecting, renovating and reselling donated furniture and other items. This work supports the Community financially and enables companions to develop skills and rebuild their self-respect.
Companions can live in the community for as long as it takes for them to rebuild their lives and return to everyday living. Emmaus communities are dry and drug-free. Companions agree to sign off mainstream benefits whilst living in the community. A critical part of the Emmaus ethos is that all members of its community should participate in the communities recycling business, thus making the community financially self-sustaining and not dependant on handouts from others.
Our Community currently provides home and work for 22 formerly homeless people.
Our Retail Destination at Derby Barracks, Bolton and our online store, support our work in reducing homelessness and poverty.