The Emmaus Community difference

Our unique social housing model offers a safe and supportive long-term community for those who call Emmaus home. As a community, we share meals and regular events – there is always a friendly shoulder to lean on.

Having a home is the most important thing in anybody’s life and we know the positive impact this has on those who live with us in our community. This impact extends to the wider community and the state.

I think the Emmaus model is exceptional and very successful”.

Dr Alex Jaworska
Medical Co-Director
Mental Health Division Royal Perth Hospital

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Meet our founder - Brother Al

Leaving the bright lights of the LA entertainment business, Al returned to Australia inspired to help those in need, establishing Emmaus Community in 1996.

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Raising money for our community

Emmaus Community is built upon the generosity of our friends. We appreciate every in-kind gesture and dollar we receive. To continue helping the disadvantaged and expand our work, we have fundraising targets in place to help achieve our goals.

Tax-deductible donations can be made as a one-off gift, or on a recurring basis.

Current appeals

New Homes

To provide more accommodation for people in need, we plan to construct two houses.


To facilitate transport for community members, we plan to purchase a 7seater vehicle.

Wills & Bequests

Help Emmaus continue to support the community by leaving a gift in your Will.

Help Emmaus continue to support our community by making a donation today!

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A Place to Call Home

Our story is told in the documentary, “A Place to Call Home,” broadcast on the ABC in 2020. Offering an intimate and heartfelt insight into our unique community, the feature shows Al’s journey as he was led to build Emmaus Community.

At Emmaus, our community is at the forefront of everything we do. We’d love your help to share the story of Emmaus Community by holding a film screening fundraiser. You can have as little or as many people as you like! To help you, we’ve crafted an Emmaus Fundraiser Screening Kit. This is a great opportunity for you and your community to come together and hear the Emmaus story while supporting our work.

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Double click on the video below to watch “A Place to Call Home.”

People of Emmaus


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