"Companions are happy that they’ve been able to see a dentist and that the service came to them. They felt welcomed and listened to, so it was a very positive experience overall."
"I really want for nothing. The difficulty will be to find something of this quality or a job that would pay for me to rent something of this quality when I move on."
"My daughter needed a good home to go back to being the person that she is, and I just couldn’t afford to give it to her. That’s why I rang Emmaus for help"
"Living at Emmaus has made me feel like a normal person, something I had never felt before. I know all I have to do is keep going"
"The people here are fantastic, everyone is really approachable and they listen when you have things you want to discuss."
"I really want to give back and say a big thank you for what I’ve been given since coming to Emmaus Dover."
"The lads are very helpful and when they see me carting bags back and forth, they always help, and it’s really nice."
"It’s just a real family-like atmosphere, if anyone needs help with something they’ll ask, and that’s great."
"The best thing about being a part of the community is the comradeship, the closeness."
“Emmaus is the perfect place for people to move on from homelessness and change their lives for good.”
“My work with Emmaus Dover is a part of my policing career that I will look back on with the greatest pride, greatest satisfaction and greatest fulfilment.”
“I’m really thankful that Emmaus took me in when I was on the street, when I had nothing. I could still be there now if it wasn’t for them.”
"I've always had an interest in helping people. I think it's either in you or it's not."
"Emmaus saved my life; if I hadn't done my detox and come to Emmaus I would probably have ended up dying on the streets"
"I love bringing old pieces back to life and making items that would end up on the rubbish heap saleable again."