Emmaus Center

EMMAUS

Center of Spiritual Support for Persons with Special Needs

Ukrainian Catholic University

Emmaus House

Emmaus – Center of Spiritual Support for Persons with Special Needs was established at the Ukrainian Catholic University in 2001.

The center’s mission is to spread the Christian vision of the gifts and special vocation of persons with a developmental disability throughout Ukrainian society, to provide support for them and their families, to foster the spirit of community and the gift of friendship with persons with special needs and to witness to the dignity and value of each human being.

Emmaus Center performs this mission through series of activities:

  • Awareness-raising – presentations on the gift of persons with a disability in schools, universities, parishes, seminaries, etc; training for professionals, in particular of the social sphere (e.g. schools, kindergartens), who are or may be in contact with persons with special needs; publishing of books and resource materials for a quarterly magazine and Emmaus’ website;
  • Support to persons with special needs, their families and those who care for them. Emmaus Center organizes for parents, siblings, grandparents of persons with a disability therapeutic sharing groups, psychological consultations, training and retreats;
  • Promotion of socialization and integration of persons with special needs in society through:
  • socio-cultural activities (an integrative theater group, sport activities and excursions for isolated persons);
  • job placement for persons with a mild intellectual disability;
  • residence for persons with an intellectual disability in the campus of the university where they tie special bonds of friendship with the students and fulfill their mission of transforming hearts.Ostap 2 High resolution worked out

 

Contact:

Emmaus – Center of Spiritual Support for Persons with Special Needs

Ukrainian Catholic University

Ilariona Svientsitskoho Str. 17,

Lviv 79011, UKRAINE

Tel: +38 (032) 240-99-40 (3107/3193)

info@emaus.ucu.edu.ua

www.emaus.ucu.edu.ua (website in construction)

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