Emmaus House is located in the Parish House of Christ Church Episcopal at the corner of Bryan and Abercorn Streets. Emmaus House was founded in 1982 by a group of downtown churches to provide food and day services to the homeless and needy of Savannah. It continues to serve the homeless and needy today through a part time chef, custodian, and many volunteers.
Breakfast is served at 8:30a.m. Monday through Friday, fifty weeks each year. Day services include washer and dryer, shower and rest room facilities, distribution of donated clothing and shoes, and medical testing and shots through the Armstrong Atlantic State University Nursing program and the Chatham County Health Department. Emmaus House is funded primarily through area churches. Additional funding is obtained from various government grants, individuals, and private foundations.
Listen to Interim Executive Director David Acuff discuss Emmaus House on The Creative Coast blog podcast.