Emmaus House has two strategic priorities. The first is to promote economic self-sufficiency and stability for our neighbors. Second, and equally important, is to foster the growth and development of our neighborhood’s children and youth. We work toward these priorities through partnerships with organizations both within and outside our neighborhood that further enhance the wellbeing of our neighbors. 

Our services include year-round education and arts programming for children and youth through Camp Summer Hope, Summers Away, the Saturday Arts Program and classes for parents. 

Through the Muriel Lokey Center, our drop-in help center, we provide a range of services for adults including job placement, assistance in obtaining government identification and other government benefits, a food pantry, healthcare assistance, clothing and furniture referrals, and family trips to the Reidsville Prison to visit loved ones. These efforts are enhanced by substantial support to families during the holiday season. 

At Emmaus House, we know that the key to families moving from poverty to self-sufficiency is rarely a one-time touch. As we move into the future, we are focused on connecting a range of services and opportunities to wrap around an individual, delivered with a personal connection from a caring staff member or volunteer.