The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We are people with and without disabilities sharing a life in community of faith. Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our life together. We seek to build a world that recognizes the unique value of every person and our need for one another.
We have 2 houses at Emmaus Home: true homes where lives are shared. We live, laugh, cry, and pray together>Chores are shared: grocery shopping, cooking,cleaning, mowing the lawn... and so is the fun: birthday celebrations, gatherings with friends and family, vacations...
Unlike traditional group homes, with shifts of employees coming and going, in each of our homes you'll find "core people" (people with disabilities who are in the core of our community) and assistants who live with them.
Not all of our assistants live "in", some live "out".
Our assistants initially commit to come and stay for a year or two, some stay many years.
From right out of college to post retirement, Emmaus Home welcomes assistants from the US, and abroad to join our community and live their faith.