Education & Outreach Provided by The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh

We discuss needs and roadblocks with the community while providing diverse educational materials to those who need it.

We’re committed to educating the greater community about the needs of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and helping individuals and families navigate the I/DD service system.

Emmaus also works to raise awareness of the organization and serve as an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities, and has provided more than 170 awareness presentations to local community organizations. Additionally, Emmaus provides direct opportunities for people to be part of its mission and build relationships with people with intellectual disabilities through a robust volunteer program.

Have questions about our Community Outreach efforts?

Please contact our Director of Community Relations, MiRan Surh, at 412-381-0277. Or…

MiRan Surh - Director of Community Relations
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Emmaus is working to create a more inclusive community for people with intellectual disabilities in our region.

Recognizing that a lack of knowledge and language barriers may prevent people of different cultural backgrounds from accessing services, Emmaus offers brochures about our programs in many languages (including Chinese-simplified, Chinese-traditional, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and Turkish).

Emmaus is constantly working to build partnerships with individuals, businesses, and organizations in the greater community. We support residents and program participants in being part of all aspects of community life, whether its working, volunteering, shopping, dining out, joining a faith group, accessing healthcare, taking a class, or voting. We believe that Pittsburgh is a place where everyone belongs!

The Emmaus mission calls us to share our lives with one another.

Every time we welcome a new resident at Emmaus, we commit to providing the highest quality of care to that person for the rest of his or her life. That means sharing meals, working together, holding celebrations, facing our challenges, and building friendships. We value the unique gifts that each of our residents brings to this Community.

Picture of Emmaus Consumer Gina and Helper

Meet Gina.

She lives in a beautiful Emmaus home with two housemates, and works in a vocational training program five days a week.

Picture of Emmaus Consumer Patty

Meet Patty.

When her mother moved into a nursing home, Patty found a new and permanent home here with Emmaus.

Picture of Emmaus Consumers Frank and Camille

Meet Camille & Frank.

After their mother passed, this brother and sister found a good quality of life together at Emmaus.

Picture of Emmaus Consumer Matt

Meet Matt.

Matt’s parents recognized the need for a long term plan for Matt when the day came that they could no longer care for him.

Latest Emmaus Announcements

March 13, 2024

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day Open House

Every year on March 21st, people around the globe observe World Down Syndrome Day. It’s a chance to raise awareness and advocate for the rights, inclusion, and well-being of individuals

March 13, 2024

Don’t miss our upcoming hiring events!

Emmaus is now hiring Direct Support Professionals! Are you looking for a career that is truly meaningful and allows you to make a positive impact on people’s lives? Consider becoming

March 13, 2024

Announcing Our Award Winners

The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2024 awards, which will be presented at the Emmaus Roarin’ 20s Gala on April 13, 2024! This