Emmaus Greenwich provides formerly homeless people the opportunity to get off the streets and into a structured life within the Community in which to live, work and rebuild their lives. The Community offers a mutually supportive environment, where individual needs are recognised and help is offered to prepare for return to a life outside. Companions, as residents are known, are encouraged to use the skills they already have and are also given the opportunity develop new ones. The Community also provides Companions with the opportunity to take part in a range of social activities and to make new friends. They are given the support they need to enable them to regain control over their own lives and to help those less fortunate than themselves.
Our work is based around reclaiming, recycling and selling donated goods. These goods are either sold in our shops or given to individuals or families in need. Every Emmaus Community works to become financially self-supporting and to direct any surplus to those in greater need.