Emmaus House


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    Since 1985, Emmaus has assisted over 35,000 children, women, and men out of homelessness and toward permanent housing, jobs, and self-sufficiency.

    We are called by our collective spiritual and social responsibility to serve all people in need—the homeless, disadvantaged, disabled, unemployed, and oppressed. Our goal is to enhance societal and personal advancement through provision of housing and support services that empower individuals and families to reach their fullest potential.

    Emmaus serves nearly 2,500 homeless men, women, and children annually, primarily from Merrimack Valley and Northeastern Massachusetts.
    On any given night over 300 people call Emmaus “home.”
    We serve more than 80,000 meals to shelter residents a year, in addition to providing emergency food for hundreds of housing residents and program participants through our food pantry.
    Last year, Emmaus diverted 204 families from entering shelter by helping them retain their current housing or find new housing.
    Emmaus distributes food, diapers, and toiletries on a weekly basis, and assisted more than 77 different households, including 84 children, in 2018. This also includes homeless families staying in shared apartments and low-income, formerly homeless adults and children residing in Emmaus-owned apartments.


  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Families
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Affordable Housing, Education and Job Training, Emergency Shelters, Food Programs, GED, Computer, Job Readiness Skills, Housing, Resume and Job Search