Working 53 Years with the Poor
Emmaus House was the first organization in the US to offer a Department of Education-funded school inside a homeless shelter, to provide housing for the poor with AIDS, while also providing a job-training cabinetry factory, a chefs' school and 5 other job-training projects plus more resources including a soup kitchen RUN by the homeless that served 12,000 per month.
With the lengthy illness and passing of our founder, Fr. David Kirk, our services have been reduced during this transition period as we rebuild our board, leadership and volunteer team and as we continue to carry on his vision of empowering the poor to succeed in their own lives to then help others in need, and to change systems that keep the poor entrapped in poverty. Currently, Emmaus provides food, clothing, computer access, resources, and a listening ear and caring heart from someone who has also known difficulty.
To carry on, advance and practice the teaching and understanding of the gospel of Christ in the City of New York on an inter‐denominational basis; to promote and assist in activities of God’s service to aid the poor and needy with spiritual counsel, training and improvement and development on an individual and community basis.
There are no paychecks at Emmaus - just volunteers who believe in sharing. Click below for Emmaus' 2014/15 IRS Form 990.
Kirk Barrell, President and Treasurer, Amelia Resources, New Orleans
William Southrey, Vice President, Haven Inc., New Jersey
Omar Siddiq, Secretary, Emmaus House Volunteer, Harlem
Marc Greenberg, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, New York
Karim Kaspar, Lowenstein Sandler, New Jersey
Henry Senger, UBS, New Jersey
Elisabeth Wadsworth, Esopus Creek Advisors, Harlem