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50 Year Anniversary

Father David Kirk, a protégé of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dorothy Day, founded Emmaus House in 1966 in an abandoned building. Inspired by Day to serve the poor of Harlem, Father David built Emmaus’s work around what he learned in conversations with his neighbors, rather than making assumptions about their needs. Emmaus House quickly became a community of people from all walks of life centered on justice and service.  For 53 years, Emmaus House has supported Harlem residents with its gospel-inspired ministry.

Today, as Harlem changes, Emmaus House is committed to stand with its neighbors, fighting for social, educational, and economic justice.

The Emmaus 50 Capital Campaign

For over 53 years, Emmaus House has been a community of empowerment and second chances. Emmaus House now needs your help to continue this legacy for the next 50 years.

Our Mission

To advance and practice the gospel of Christ in the City of New York on an inter-denominational basis; to carry out God’s empowerment of the poor and needy by meeting material needs, providing counseling and training, and encouraging individual and community spiritual development.

We do this through:

  • Food Pantry (130 families weekly)

  • Soup Run (50 meals distributed weekly)

  • Community Meal (twice per month for our community and volunteers)

We believe that breaking the cycle of poverty requires physical, spiritual, and emotional care.

Will You Join Us?

How can you love and stand for your neighbors? Your financial partnership is critical to help finish the renovations. But more importantly, your support will help us to reach and support more New Yorkers in need.

Emmaus House - Harlem

160 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027





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