Emmaus supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reclaim their place in the community and live with independence in their own homes.
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Emmaus supports more than 300 adults with intellectual and developmental to lead fulfilling, independent lives in the homes and neighborhoods of their choice. The people we support are active members of their communities.
Solving the DSP workforce crisis is our top legislative priority. Despite systemic disinvestment of disability services at the state level, Emmaus has invested millions of dollars to ensure every Direct Support Professional earns a living wage.
Emmaus equips bold leaders. People we support take part in self-advocacy workshops and other skills training. We offer frequent staff training, certification courses, and a career path in place for those without degrees.
We Need Your Help! Sadly, the DSP crisis has had an even more devastating impact on the people we are entrusted to serve. For people with disabilities, this crisis can mean that the staff they have come to love, and trust are often forced to leave Emmaus, and seek employment elsewhere.
President Ronald Reagan originally coined March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in 1987, challenging the country to increase public awareness of the potential of Americans with developmental disabilities to live independent and meaningful lives in the community…
Emmaus is a leader in creating an inclusive community. With your help, people with developmental disabilities have overcome stigmatization and exclusion. Emmaus’ presence in our community makes it a welcoming place for people of all abilities…