Emmaus Community provides long term independent community living for adults who live with mental health issues. 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.

A documentary about Al Archer and Emmaus Community was first broadcast on ABC Compass in April 2020. It shows Al’s journey to creating Emmaus and provides a heartfelt insight into our unique community.

The story of Emmaus Community was told in a 26 minute documentary called “A Place to Call Home” for ABC Compass that broadcast in April this year. 

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.