OUR STORY

In 1984, a mission group formed at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church to explore ways to alleviate Raleigh’s critical shortage of housing for the homeless. Two years later, a large house in downtown Raleigh on North East Street was listed for sale; and by the next Spring, a rundown rooming house had been transformed into a comfortable transitional residence for low-income men struggling to put their lives back together. It was called: Emmaus House.

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BELIEF

We believe the foundation of recovery begins with self and that long-term success requires a supportive community that provides a bridge to independent living.
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MISSION

To provide safe, affordable, recovery housing within a supportive community.
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VISION

All people have a safe place to recover.
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MEET OUR MEN

Emmaus House has given me a safe and secure place to build my confidence in my recovery. Emmaus House has also given me the opportunity to have a smooth transition into independent living.

MIKE “SQUIRREL”

MEET OUR TEAM

It is said that addiction does not discriminate, nor do we. Our doors are open to all men in need of our services. Although our men come from all walks of life, common ground can be found in recovery. It’s our honor to serve them.

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Joe has an Associates degree in Social Services from Middlesex County College and earned a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Montclair University.

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JOE DEMURO

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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John is a Wealth Advisor with First National Bank and has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years as an Institutional Equity Trader and Wealth Advisor.

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JOHN WARE

CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Jerry has practiced law in North Carolina since 2004 and is currently employed with Ward and Smith where he focuses on employment law.

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JERRY SAYRE

VICE CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Bob is a retired electronic engineer who worked at IBM on the hardware design of point-of-sale systems and in-patent engineering. IBM patented 60 of his ideas.

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BOB CATO

SECRETARY, BOARD OF DIRECTORS