Emmaus House of Harlem

  • NY


160 West 120th Street
United States

About Us

Emmaus House, a house of hospitality in Harlem for all people.


Taking our life from the Gospel account of the Road to Emmaus, we labor for a rule of unconditional love in service. Rooted in the tradition of the Christian East, we strive to be present to each person who comes to the door through a ministry of hospitality, healing, and hope. We recognize and honor the image of God for all, and in all. Recognizing Jesus on the way, we break bread together in peace and love.

Program Overview

Emmaus House offers a number of workshops for the community,we distribute food and clothing several days per week, we listen, we connect people with resources, we pray together and break bread together. Recently we have been transforming recycled materials into usable objects, taking a serious look at the cycles of addiction, viewing food as medicine, building intentional community, knowing the Gospel as lived theology, growing in the art of self care, familiarizing ourselves with the use of english as a second language, recognizing the challenges of immigrants and modern day slavery.


The work of Emmaus House is carried out entirely by volunteers. Members of the community, and those who come to our door, work together according the the model of 'the poor serving the poor'. As we recognize the imperative of systematic change, we know that poverty is not limited to material resources. It is in knowing and naming the roots of our own poverty, that our work to eradicate poverty in community is made possible.

General Information

If you would like to receive more information about the work of Emmaus House, including our newsletter, or if you would like to participate in one of our ministries; please contact us via the details provided.