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Emmaus has helped more than 27,000 children and adults out of homelessness and toward self-sufficiency. Following are just a few of the recent success stories that have come out of our programs.


Kayla: Working Toward Education and Career Goals

Kayla is a hard-working, motivated single mother who has been able to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency with a little help from Emmaus. Short-term housing and classes have been key in helping her achieve independence and work toward her education and career goals. During her teen years, Kayla struggled emotionally, and she dropped out of […]

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Luis: Setting His Mind on Success

Luis is a hard worker who found himself in straitened circumstances through no fault of his own. Shortly after he had accepted a position as a certified nursing assistant in a Haverhill nursing home, the employer called to rescind the offer. Criminal offenses had popped up on Luis’ record—not from his own actions but because […]

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Ivonne: Overcoming Adversity

Ivonne has worked hard to overcome adversity and make a successful life for herself and her young daughter. With help from Emmaus, she has been able to graduate from high school and move from a shelter to an apartment. When she was a young teen, both of Ivonne’s parents disappeared from her life. Ivonne was […]

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Sara: Turning Life Around

Sara’s story exemplifies what a little help can do to turn around the life of a struggling family. Sara, a 20-year-old single mother of a 1-year-old son, came to Emmaus Family House in 2011. She had been evicted from an apartment for non-payment, having found it difficult to find employment without a high school diploma […]

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