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.
This photograph, from July 26, 1990, is important. Centerframe, President George H. W. Bush sits at a wooden desk on a stage in the South Lawn of the White House. To his sides are three men and a woman, watching as he signs the Americans with...
In May of 2014, Richard and Diane were given the most unexpected news from their son, Andrew’s case manager. Andrew, with multiple diagnoses on the autism spectrum, had been selected by the state of Missouri to receive funding for full time...
Each year on January 31st, Emmaus team members visits Capitol Hill to participate in a very special event known as MARF (Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities) Advocacy Day. MARF is an organization whose mission is to improve the lives...