On July 2, Emmaus was founded in Marthasville, MO. 

On July 5 the very first client moved in from New Orleans. 

On July 11 the first female Emmaus client moved in. 

70 clients are still served in the greater Marthasville area today.


Emmaus expanded and opened its St. Charles campus to meet the vast need for services to people with developmental disabilities closer to 
St. Louis. 

Today, 200 clients are still served in St. Charles and St. Louis area.


The Emmaus Messenger had been published in German until an English column was added in 1909. 

Every issue of the Messenger since has been bound and preserved. 

The Messenger continues to be delivered each Fall, Winter and Summer.


The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in August, just in time for 11 Emmaus women to vote  for their very first time at the general election in November. 

"Judging from the response heard after the votes were in, most were on the winning side." 

Today, many clients vote and have been visited by local legislators.


By 1939, Emmaus had a 27% population increase over the previous decade. 

Planning began for more construction, including a day-room and occupational therapy building with a laundry area. 

Today Emmaus serves more than 80 community homes.


A Sheltered Workshop, known as Emmaus Enterprises Inc., was started in the basement of the administration building in Marthasville. 

After two decades of doing business the name was changed to TEMCO Inc. 

In 2018, the building and land were officially donated to TEMCO Inc., now an independent organization.


Emmaus opened Russell House, the former St. Marcus UCC parsonage within St. Louis city. 

This was the first time Emmaus provided services to residents off of either of their campuses and it served as home for six women. 

Last year Emmaus opened 4 new homes.


Received the first 3-year CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation. 

This indicates Emmaus's “dedication and commitment to improve the quality of lives of people with disabilities" every 3 years since 1992.


Founded EmmausLink (formerly known as LEADD). 

The program offers continuing educational opportunities. Taught by experts, courses are designed to provide life-enhancing experiences in an educational and social environment,promote growth opportunities and challenge the abilities of individuals who desire to live and work as independently as possible.

EmmausLink expanded into Warren County last year.


As we continue to expand the depth and reach of our services, our mission remains clear: to provide the highest quality supportive care with a continued focus on our faith based tradition.

We are committed to preserving our mission for many generations to come.


3731 Mueller Rd. St. Charles, MO 63301

Email: info@emmaushomes.org

Phone: 636-534-5200

Thank you for celebrating our rich history & legacy in our community –we are blessed with tremendous support in our critical mission to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
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