Emmaus Community provides long term independent community living for adults living with mental ill health. It’s a unique social housing model based on a living in community model that offers a safe, supportive and respectful home for those who live here – as well as the extended Emmaus Community family and friends who share in regular lunches, exhibitions and community events.
Located in Queens Park, WA the journey of Emmaus began in 1996 by Br Al Archer. Al began the community in his home providing accommodation for 7 adults and today, it’s has grown to 12 homes providing accommodation for over 60 adults. Br Al Archer lives and works full time in the community.
The story of Emmaus Community was told in a documentary called “A Place to Call Home” for ABC Compass and iView that broadcast in April this year and will screen again this November. It shows Al’s journey to creating Emmaus and provides an intimate and heartfelt insight into our unique community.
Click on the white arrow that appears in the bottom left corner to play the film:
The documentary is available for educational distribution through The Education Shop here.