About Emmaus Home

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

The mission of Emmaus Home mission is to reach out to men and women with intellectual disabilities. Dedicated Team Members work and live in communion with the men and women and strive to develop a strong family of faith-filled relationships.

 

The men and women are valued for their person-hood and inherent dignity. Through acts of love and daily sacrifice, the Emmaus Home community hopes to be a people of service that shines with the Light of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Savior and King…

At Emmaus Home

  • We aspire to live and grow in an inclusive and community-oriented environment

  • We see all people as valuable members of the community

  • We grow and learn with and from each other in the community

  • We work together to improve our lives and the lives of others

  • We believe that when someone feels their needs are being met that they will safe enough to let themselves be known

  • We believe that everyone’s talents and God-given abilities will grow when they feel loved and safe

We specialize in:

  • Family-like engagement and belonging relationships

  • 50% community activity and inclusion

  • Professional instructions in art, music, computer and cooking

  • Faith-based, inclusive community of loving people

  • Young, fun-loving professional support givers motivated to care

Our Services

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Our Story

Kevin would not come out of the bathroom. I sat down on the floor beside the door and wept. I guess the Lord heard me for He filled me with a new idea. The idea was to create something better, a place where Kevin could grow and have a better life. I had been fighting the bureaucratic healthcare system, the “walking-dead” shift workers who didn't care, a family that was disintegrating under the barrage of Kevin's destructive behaviors, and my own weariness and frustration. The better idea was Emmaus Home.

 

But I was beginning a new life alone, without money, without experience, and without connections. All I had to lean on was Jesus and Mary, and a vision that was fueled by the writings of Jean Vanier, of creating a safe and loving home for Kevin and other Adults with Autism. It has been three years and that vision has become a growing reality, filled with blessings and miracles. I always worried that my Kevin and our other adults might not have as rich and full a life as they deserved. But here is a brief list of just some of their activities in the past couple months.

 

The wonderful people down at the John Heinz Wilderness Center have graciously allowed our people to come and do everything from cleaning the windows to tidying up the nature path. All our guys just love this, and it’s a great opportunity to volunteer. Thank you, John Heinz people.

 

The Tinicum Swim Club has also been one of our favorite haunts all summer long. Albert gets a kick out of it and of course, John enjoys the snack bar...