The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh

Welcome to the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh! For more than 28 years, 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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  • The Emmaus Journey: Spring-Summer 2018

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    View the full 2018 Spring/Summer newsletter here. Here’s an excerpt from Emmaus DSP Mikayla Brinker, reflecting on her experiences with Emmaus resident Patty, who passed away this year: “On the day of my interview to become a Direct Support Professional, I admittedly was nervous and unprepared for what awaited. I had never worked with any […]

  • Emmaus is now hiring! Come share your life with people with intellectual disabilities!

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    Local and national media have voted Emmaus as a “Top Place to Work” and as “Workplace with the Strongest Ethics and Values.” This is because at Emmaus, we’re not just doing our jobs. We’re making a difference in people’s lives. We’re building a real community between people with and without disabilities, recognizing that we ALL have gifts […]

  • Emmaus Spirit Run Costume 5k & 1 Mile Fun Walk: October 20, 2018

    Emmaus Spirit Run Costume 5k & 1 Mile Fun Walk: October 20, 2018

    Join us on October 20th, 2018 at the South Shore Riverfront Park for the Emmaus Spirit Run Costume 5k & 1 Mile Fun Walk! We’re cooking up lots of fun for our participants this year, including a beautiful race course, exciting costume contests, the famous Eat ‘n’ Park smiley cookies, pumpkin decorating, family activities with […]