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Next Board Meeting is March 14th at 5pm at the Shelter

Emmaus Haven
of Venango

Emmaus Haven is a 501(c)(3) temporary homeless transition shelter for men, that will encourage them to rebuild their lives, personally and spiritually – in a warm and safe setting.

“Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” Luke 24:28-2

Getting Involved

Join us to Fight Homelessness in Venango County

sponsor a bed

Your gracious gift of $300 will provide a resident with a warm bed, nutritious meals, and clothing for one month.  You may sponsor a bed for as long as you want.

ways that you can help

We accept one-time, recurring, or other types of donations and help. Click the button below to see how you can help Emmaus Haven.

What we do

An Intentional Approach

To Reducing Homelessness

we're referred someone

We utilize the faith community, non-profits, law enforcement, and community organizations to find homeless men who are ready to get back on their feet.

assess for success

We assess everyone to make sure that Emmaus Haven is right for them.  We try to help as many people as we can, but we take safety very seriously at the shelter.

you're welcomed to our home

Once accepted, you’re welcomed by our caring staff to a warm bed in our cozy, fully furnished residency, with a full kitchen, living room, and outdoor area.

intentional recovery

Our homeless shelter enables you to work on improving and building daily living skills, work with the necessary agencies to access other programs, and to be able to return to a life of dignity and self-dependency.

Click below to see photos of the shelter.

What Drives Us

Our Vision

To help homeless people improve their quality of life, by becoming self-sufficient and becoming re-established in the community – decreasing homelessness.

Mission Statement

The mission of Emmaus Haven of Venango is to welcome homeless men in our community to come stay with us in order to Renew Hope, Restore Dignity, and Reclaim Independence.

Cover Page for Emmaus Haven's 2022 Annual Report

We accomplished so much in 2022, thanks to our amazing staff, board, and community. Download and view our 2022 Annual Report

Learn

Intentions Make the Difference

help us by fulfilling our wish list

Recovery from homelessness requires a community effort.  That’s why we invite the community to bring in items from our wish list.  These are common items like food, coffee, and toiletries and everything that is needed to provide a great quality of life to the men at our shelter.

life after homelessness is still hard

We bring our best effort for the men that go through our shelter.  That doesn’t mean that life suddenly gets easy when you’re done.  We periodically write articles on how to stay out of homelessness before and after it happens.  Learn more as we share our insight from decades of struggle.

Join Our Newsletter

When you sign up for our mailing list, you’ll receive our upcoming newsletter where we will be writing about homelessness, faith, life & life skills, and fundraising opportunities.