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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  • Ken Wagner for Outstanding Service Award Now Accepting Nominations!

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    The 2019 Ken Wagner Award for Outstanding Service is now accepting nominations! The award will be given annually to someone who has shown by their actions that they serve as Emmaus co-founder Ken Wagner served, someone who never stops giving of themselves, as Ken never stopped giving of himself. Nominations are due by March 1st. […]

  • HIRING: Part-Time Direct Support Professional – Awake Overnights

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     Emmaus is a faith-based organization providing permanent homes, in-home services and advocacy for persons with Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities TITLE:  Part Time Direct Support Professional – Awake Overnight PRIMARY LOCATIONS:  South Hills / Greater Pittsburgh Area AVAILABILITY REQUIRED: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10pm-9am QUALIFICATIONS:           GED/ HS Diploma or above                     Driver’s License Act 34 […]

  • HIRING: Part-time Recruitment Specialist

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    TITLE:  Part Time / Recruitment Specialist PRIMARY LOCATION:  Field work / occasional office time       PRIMARY SCHEDULE:  approx: 10-20 hours a week START DATE:  Immediate QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree in the social / human service field Driver’s License / car Act 34 clearances & FBI clearance Flexibility JOB DESCRIPTION: Willingness to carry out the mission and support […]