Our stories

So many people have a great story to tell about how Emmaus has touched their lives. Whether they’re Companions, staff, trustees or volunteers, these stories show the impact Emmaus Brighton can have.

Pat's story

I like it here, the work’s enjoyable — and I was surprised to find how well it all runs. I’m not thinking of moving on and I am now a Community Assistant and have a bit more responsibility helping to run the place.

Sian's story

“It feels like home here,” she says. Then she looks around the café, which is starting to fill up with customers wanting morning coffee and snacks, and smiles. “I should really get back to work.”

Kate’s story

The more time I spend at Emmaus Brighton & Hove, the more I love it. The Superstore is great for upcycling furniture and The Greenhouse is amazing – I've got plants all over my house now. The place that impressed me most was Outfit @Emmaus in the chapel. It's on par with any of the cool vintage stores around Brighton.

Eva's story

What I enjoy the most about my job is that my skills are at the service of the community, not only the Emmaus Community, but also the wider community in which I live.

Victor's story

Victor works with Ken Bates Associates, who provide training to companions – our name for the formerly homeless people who live and work at Emmaus Brighton & Hove – to help them achieve their NVQ qualifications. Victor recently visited us to present certificates for completed qualifications and start new learners on courses.