Emmaus House, Inc.
SERVING THOSE IN NEED SINCE 1966
History & Legacy
Emmaus House Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1966 in Harlem by Father David Kirk to empower those in need, breaking the cycle of poverty at its root. Our organization has been a stalwart of service for over 57 years in the community.
Emmaus House is an esteemed non-profit organization with a 57-year history, steadfastly committed to addressing the multifaceted needs of the community. Our core mission encompasses a wide range of vital initiatives, encompassing homelessness, housing, social justice, transformational programming, and educational empowerment for the underserved.
Emmaus House is a strategic grant-maker that assists with the development of projects through partnerships with like-minded organizations.
Board of Directors
KIRK BARRELL, President and Treasurer, Barrell Energy Inc., Colorado
WILLIAM SOUTHREY, Vice President, Haven Inc., New Jersey
MARC GREENBERG, Secretary, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, New York
HENRY SENGER, UBS, New Jersey
Message From Our President
For the past sixteen years, I have been honored and humbled to lead Emmaus House after the passing of my uncle, the late Father David Kirk. We strive to continue his mission of serving those in need. At Emmaus, we treat all equally and serve with humility. Please join us as we continue to share compassion to our community. Your time, talent, and treasures are the best gifts to your neighbor.
Kirk A. Barrell, President
The concept of "living in community" with our neighbors is a foundational concept of Emmaus. Father David first experienced community when living at the Catholic Worker with Dorothy Day prior to his founding of Emmaus.
At Emmaus, our community includes all people who come to share in our mission. It is when we are working together that we learn the most about others and ourselves.