In the News

No room at the inn: UK homeless charities turn away Xmas volunteers: The Guardian, 10/12/2018

The director of the charity’s Hull and East Riding branch, Kelly Finnis, said:

We typically get two applications a month but since the start of December we’ve turned down 13 people who wanted to work just on Christmas day.

It’s kind and well-meaning but we want commitment all year through. A flash in the pan just doesn’t work for us – vulnerable adults that are already at their lowest ebb at Christmas don’t want to be around strangers. They want to be around people they know and trust.”

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These four men were all homeless but look at them now – here are their stories

Dressed up in their finest suits, their hair combed and with smiles on their faces, it is hard to imagine how these four men ever ended up on the streets.

All four men have faced cold nights, hungry sleeps and the feeling of despair as they desperately try to break free from the clutches of homelessness.

The reasons these men ended up on the streets are all very different – but they do have one big thing in common. They were all helped by Emmaus, the charity dedicated to helping the homeless.

Two of them are at the beginning of their journey off the streets, the other two are at the end.

We caught up with them at the recently opened Barrow Boys, as they were treated to a special Christmas meal at Tommy Coyle’s new bar and restaurant to find out their stories.

Read the full story from the Hull Daily Mail here

Scared and skint with nowhere to call home

Hull Daily Mail. 25th November 2017

Read the full article

Alex talks all about Emmaus

including our new shop…

now open on Whitefriargate

on Radio Humberside

on Calendar News

We work with Aunt Bessie’s

ITV Calendar News

Our Furniture Superstore was opened by Tommy Coyle.

 

Emmaus Hull and East Riding enterprises are all closed

To all of our supporters, donors, and friends,

We will be closing our Emmaus enterprises from today, Monday 23rd March 2020.

We thank you for your continued support and encouragement in these difficult times and we are looking forward to a time when we can share our activities with you again.

Our companions are receiving support in our Emmaus community and rest assured we will be working hard to support them through this unprecedented time.

Our Emmaus Outreach team deliver a vital service to vulnerable Rough Sleepers, and we will be working closely with both Hull City Council and East Riding Council to ensure continuity of support.

Please take care......

Emmaus Team

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