The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh

Welcome to the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh! Since 1989, Emmaus has been providing permanent homes, respite care, in-home services, and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities and autism. We are an ecumenical, non-profit organization built upon a vision of people with and without disabilities sharing their lives. In living, working, and breaking bread together, people enjoy fellowship by sharing who they are and what they have with one another.

There are many ways to join Emmaus in our mission. Our website provides you with information about our programs, our staff and board members, employment and volunteer opportunities, making a gift, special events, and Emmaus Community news. Thank you for taking the time to visit!

We invite you to come take a tour and learn more about our Community in person at any time. Please use our online contact form to request additional information!

Have you ever considered becoming a Direct Support Professional? Please consider making a difference today by joining our team!

Our Services and employment are provided in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, sex, color, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, disability and age.

Emmaus Programs

Emmaus seeks to provide the highest quality of care for our residents, as well as to increase awareness and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities in the community.

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  • Permanent Homes

    Emmaus currently operates nine permanent, community-based homes in neighborhoods throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. In these homes, individuals with intellectual disabilities receive 24-hour support and services.

  • Non-Residential Services

    In-home and Respite Services provide an opportunity for individuals to experience greater independence and build friendships, while caregivers have the comfort of knowing their loved one is receiving the highest quality of care and support.

  • Education and Outreach

    The Emmaus Community is committed to educating the greater community about the needs of adults with intellectual disabilities. Emmaus also works to build awareness of the organization and its mission and to serve as a voice for the individuals in its care.

Emmaus News

The latest Emmaus news, updates about our special events, press releases and articles from the media, photo galleries, and an archive of our newsletters.

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  • Rest & Relaxation on the Emmaus Vacation!


    Today, the Emmaus residents return from a time of fun, rest, and relaxation at the Jumonville Retreat Center! This annual Community vacation is an opportunity for everyone to spend some slowing down and enjoying one another’s company. We look forward to it all year long! This year’s events included arts and tie-dye fun, a special […]

  • Save the Date: Emmaus Spirit Run – 10/19/2019


    Our 2019 Emmaus Spirit Run will be held on October 19, 2019 at the South Shore Riverfront Park! Save the date! This event will include a chipped 5k run and one-mile walk, refreshments, photo booth, raffles, family activities, magic show, costume contests, medal ceremony, and more! We hope to see you there! Race start time […]

  • HIRING: Full-Time Recruitment Specialist

    HIRING: Full-Time Recruitment Specialist

    JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE:  Recruitment Specialist PRIMARY LOCATION:  South Side office / lots of field work   PRIMARY SCHEDULE:  M-F 9-5 with great flexibility as needed START DATE:  Immediate – One year, grant-funded position, with opportunity for extension STARTING SALARY:  $34,000 QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree Experience in staff recruitment Some knowledge of the IDD/DSP workforce crisis/ human service […]