Emmaus Blog

What Sets Emmaus Apart as a Worship Community?

Steven Amrhein - Monday, March 05, 2018

Written by: Andrea Asselmeier, Chaplain
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Cash or Check Donation

Steven Amrhein - Monday, February 05, 2018

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2017 Direct Support Professional Award Winner

Steven Amrhein - Monday, December 04, 2017

2017 Direct Support Professional Award Winner – Jennifer Smith  Read more

10 Years - Cigarette Free

Steven Amrhein - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Emmaus Announced 2017 Health at Work Award Winner

Steven Amrhein - Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Emmaus has been announced a Silver winner of the 13th-annual Health at Work Awards sponsored by ComPsych, honoring organizations who promote employee health and wellness. Winners were selected based on their wellness program’s comprehensiveness, delivery, promotion, participation rates and results achieved. ComPsych Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources brand.  Read more

Jonathan's Story

Carissa Rupp - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Steven Amrhein - Tuesday, May 09, 2017

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Let’s celebrate everything teachers do for our community. Did you know many Emmaus team members have backgrounds in teaching? Hear from two teachers who found it easy to transfer their classroom skills into the direct support field. Read more

Adopt-a-Home: St. John UCC (Manchester)

Steven Amrhein - Thursday, April 27, 2017

Some volunteers approach Emmaus on an individual basis; other times, church groups or service organizations inquire about opportunities to get involved. Often, all it takes is a motivated, core group of volunteers to cultivate a meaningful and lasting relationship with the clients and staff in a community home. Today's Volunteer Spotlight features a Q & A with long-time Adopt-a-Home volunteers from St. John UCC (Manchester).  Read more

Behind-the-Scenes with Volunteer Laura!

Steven Amrhein - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Volunteering at Emmaus doesn't always mean helping with special events or visiting with clients; skills-based volunteers provide much needed support in areas that are more "behind-the-scenes." Today's Volunteer Spotlight is Laura Mullins, who started helping just a few months ago, but has made her presence known in our St. Charles office as an administrative volunteer.  Read more

Rakes and Shovels and Paintbrushes - Oh, My!

Steven Amrhein - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

With more than 80 homes in communities spread out over four counties, the facilities and maintenance staff at Emmaus has their work cut out for them. Volunteer groups from local businesses, churches, schools and service organizations step in throughout the year to help with tasks like raking leaves, putting down mulch, fixing landscaping, digging a driveway, painting rooms, repairing decks, and much more. Helping with a work project not only supports our facilities staff, but is often an educational and uplifting experience for the volunteers. Many volunteers leave feeling like they have gained a better understanding about community living and Emmaus' services.  Read more