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Impact & Accomplishments

Our Impact

  • Since 1985, Emmaus has assisted over 30,000 children, women, and men out of homelessness and toward permanent housing, jobs, and self-sufficiency.
  • Emmaus serves nearly 3,000 homeless men, women, and children annually, primarily from Merrimack Valley and Northeastern Massachusetts.
  • On any given night we house over 300 people of all ages.
  • 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 301 families from entering shelter by helping them retain their current housing or find new housing.
  • Last year, Emmaus helped 129 families move into their own apartments from hotels and shelters.
  • Emmaus distributes food, diapers, and toiletries on a weekly basis, and assisted more than 125 different households, including 197 children, in 2016. This also includes homeless families staying in shared apartments and low-income, formerly homeless adults and children residing in Emmaus-owned apartments.

Key Accomplishments

  • Over 700 volunteers, 150 businesses, 190 faith communities, plus 1,000 donors contribute time, services, and more than $450,000 in private gifts each year.
  • Since 1989, Emmaus has been awarded federal McKinney-Vento grants from HUD totaling over $10 million.
  • A certified Community Housing Development Organization, Emmaus has developed 95 units of permanent affordable housing and emergency shelter for up to 54 families and 30 individuals.
  • Emmaus owns a total of 15 properties in Haverhill.
  • Citizens Bank and NECN named Emmaus a “Champion in Action” in 2008 for its work in affordable housing development.
  • In 2010 and 2011, Emmaus received statewide recognition for moving the greatest number of homeless families out of emergency shelter and into permanent housing.
  • Emmaus is certified as a Women Non-Profit Organization (W/NPO) by the MA Supplier Diversity Office.
  • Cycle for Shelter is held on the fourth Sunday of July each year. Emmaus’ signature event started in 1989.