Welcome to Emmaus House of Saginaw

 Emmaus House is a home for women, especially women coming from jail, prison, or rehab. Our purpose is to provide the women with a family-like, Christian atmosphere while they are creating new lives for themselves. We see a woman's stay at Emmaus as temporary, lasting until they are able to be on their own.
 At Emmaus we believe that each person has the potential to become what God wants them to be, regardless of what they have done.
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Emmaus House Has Some Unique Features
  1. We try to ensure that each home has a live-in staff or senior "guest" who also claims Emmaus as home, giving Emmaus a real home-like atmosphere.
  2. We have no specific end time for a woman's stay, but each one can stay until ready to be on her own.
  3. To date we have 14 homes. Some are beginning homes and some are homes for those who are no longer beginners.
  4. We receive no financial help from any governmental body. Our staff are "missionaries" working without real salaries.

NEWS
Emmaus House is awarded a $20,000 grant from the Memorial Presbyterian Church of Midland

We were recently awarded a $20,000 grant under a captital campaign now called From Homeless to Hope which became
available from the Memorial Presbyterian Church of Midland this year. The grant provides for ongoing housing projects here and we are truly blessed and thankful for this additional support, as well as the continued support we receive from many of the congregation members throughout the year. Thank you to all of our friends at Memorial Presbyterian Church!

 
SPECIAL EVENTS

Visit our "A MOMENT IN TIME" Tea Party page for a recap of our latest fundraiser that took place at the SVSU Ryder Center in September!

 
UPCOMING EVENTS...
The Emmaus House Volunteers Christmas Party

Each year at Emmaus House we have a very special Christmas Party for all our board members, volunteers, and special helpers who give us their time, talent, and treasure throughout the year. As we have grown over these last 26 years, so has our number of volunteers increased as well. We are ever grateful to all who help us every day and make it possible for us to provide our women with every opportunity possible to make a fresh start! Thank you!

(The exact date and time for the Christmas Party will be announced in the next newsletter mailing.)
 
CURRENT NEEDS...
Volunteers for donation pickups

We are in need of some men or women that can help us with heavier furniture and applicance donation pickups.
If you're interested please call anytime, we can work with whatever availability you might have throughout the week.

 
Christmas gifts and volunteers to wrap presents needed...

Christmas will be here before we know it and we are already in need of gift donations for our women as well as volunteers to help us start wrapping and tagging gifts. Every year we try to provide our women (and in many cases their children) with a wholesome Christmas experience and gifts. Many of our guests also have children that are in need of gifts as well, so please keep us in mind this Christmas season. We will be announcing more details of our needs in our upcoming newsletter. Please call or stop by anytime with donations or to speak with our staff on any specific needs we may have.

Morrow Resource Center needs winter coats, boots, hats, and gloves of all sizes.

With colder weather moving in, winter will be upon us soon. We are always in need of donations at our Morrow Resource Center "free" Thrift Store. Donations of bedding, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, and clothing are most sought after. Any donations are welcomed and help to not only provide for the needs of our guests, but also the needs of our community and neighbors.

 
 
 

The name "Emmaus" is from the Bible,
Luke 24:13-34.

In the Bible, it designates the story of Jesus who walks with two of His disciples returning home from Jerusalem on the "road to Emmaus", a city. Our hope is that our women while here, will meet Jesus on their journey toward a better life.