I have the privilege of being a member of Emmaus since before it officially came into existence. I have seen us grow from one group home to seven, with more to come. The residents are happy, and their abilities are strengthened through a loving and caring full time staff at each residence. Family and friends are encouraged to visit the residents at any time. Contact Emmaus at: 412-381-9551 to learn more, or to arrange a visit at one of our group homes.
Review from The Pittsburgh Foundation
I have been a volunteer at Emmaus for 5 years. My husband and I visit with the residents, and do crafts together. We also have shared many meals together. We also spend every Christmas morning with 3 residents who do not have family to go home to visit during the holiday. Christmas morning is so very special to us. My husband, being an ex-chef, cooks a very special breakfast for all of us. There is a special bond between those residents, the staff and us because it is such a special day.
I also have been working at Emmaus for a year and a half, since then, my mother works as a Direct Support Person and my husband joined Emmaus in October. Words can not describe how special it is to share a Community which you love with the two most important people in my life.
We both also are donors to Emmaus, because we feel so strong about supporting it's mission in every way we can. The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh has touched our lives and is such an important part of our life, I could not imagine sharing my life without the community.
The residents look very happy at the Emmaus Community. What a great non-profit! Serving and advocating for people with intellectual disabilities, you have done a fine job!
I initially came to this organization not realizing how it would become a part of my life. I was looking for a part-time job while I completed graduate school. As the sibling of an individual with an intellectual disability, I was drawn to the organization's mission. Now, many years later, I am still here and am continually awed by the dedication of the Emmaus Community. It is a true community. Our residents are at the heart of the work we do, the roots of the organization (it was started by a couple who had a child with an intellectual disability) continue to shape its philosophy of care and respect, and as it continues to grow, I have great faith in its future. These are the kind of people I would want to care for my own sister, if our family were not able, and I encourage anyone and everyone to learn more about the Emmaus Community. There is a place for everyone, be it as a volunteer, a donor, or a staff member. Please call to learn more about what we do! We would be glad to take you on a tour!