Emmaus Cambridge

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Emmaus is a charity that provides homes and work for people who have experienced homelessness. It is also a social enterprise that runs 'Joan's Coffee Shop', a second-hand superstore, a farm and an orchard...plus other initiatives. A place to meet, volunteer or shop.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Joan’s Coffee Shop at Emmaus Cambridge is well-known for its delicious bakes & cakes – it is a good place to meet friends especially if you need a convenient carpark, accessible toilets or baby changing facilities;
  • the outside spaces (with free range chickens) are a peaceful place to sit and enjoy nature or you might enjoy hunting for a bargain in the secondhand superstore;
  • Emmaus welcomes volunteers to help out in a variety of ways – putting something back and being part of a team improves mental health.

“Volunteering has given me a new perspective and a new look on life as a whole. I’m quite happy in my life, with my wife and family, and we manage. I’ve seen it from the other side though and people who have nothing. The Emmaus ethos is all about serving those less fortunate than yourself. To be able to help people improve their own life is something that is really good and we should all aspire to.” (Alfie, Emmaus volunteer)

Emmaus Cambridge has a free carpark (with disabled spaces near the shop/cafe), as well as great facilities for those in wheelchairs or with pushchairs.

Joan’s Coffee Shop serves reasonably priced cakes, bakes and other food, and caters for all dietary requirements. The cooked breakfasts are legendary!

If you’d like to support Emmaus by volunteering your time and/or skills, contact them directly.

If you are homeless and would like to join the Emmaus community, find out more here.

Entrance to Emmaus Cambridge superstore & grounds is free, but donations are welcome.

How to contact

Where to go

Emmaus Cambridge and Joan's Coffee Shop
Green End

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