Bobbie Hart

Member, Board of Directors, Ambassador of Faith based  Community Relations, Prayer Warrior


Our Mission

Locally in LaGrange and throughout Troup County and surrounding areas, The Emmaus Shelter is a vocal advocate for the homeless and displaced. We provide a Day Center and night shelter to help women and their families in need.

Meet Our Team

Joy Burnham

Treasurer, Board of Directors, Administrator of Troup County Jail, Intercessor

Jessica David

Director of Emmaus Shelter and Ambassador for the Homeless, Founder

Join Us

For more than 5 years, Emmaus Women's Shelter has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the hungry, needy and homeless in LaGrange. We conduct the Point In Time homeless population survey every two years to have the homelessness facts. We are always busy helping the homeless and would appreciate your support.  Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time. .

In order to go beyond refuge to restoration of our sheltered friends we conduct the Emma's Attic Retail Therapy Project. It keeps everyone busy during the day and volunteers are welcome to join us. Soon, Emma's Attic II will open downtown. 

In the News

Our mission: To Provide Refuge,  Restoration, and Reintegration for homeless women and their families; Now including fathers, sons and Veterans.

Homelessness doesn't discriminate. We meet every color of the rainbow, from every age group who belong to families or who are single. Some have been abused. Others have been raised with neglect. Many are adult orphans. Often they are partially disabled.

Guests of the EMmaus shelter are willing to serve

Reach Out

Work with members in your community and make a difference

Shirley Andrews

 Director of Operations and Counseling, Founder, Intercessory Prayer Warrior

Our Projects

Keeping Troup Beautiful, it's Being A Good Neighbor


Guests of the Emmaus Shelter practice being Good Neighbors. We try to always leave things better than we found them. Recently, the guests were rewarded for over 100 hours of trash collection with pizza at Mighty Joe's during the Keep Troup Beautiful celebration. .

This rope of bracelets represents the lengths we go to love our neighbors as Jesus commanded. Will you sponsor a homeless neighbor today? For your sponsorship of $25 your "neighbor" will receive life building support; perhaps a drivers license, birth certificate, or medicine, and always food, shelter and most importantly love. To thank you we'd like to send you a bracelet and your "neighbor" will receive one, too. Visit to donate online! Mail your gift to 321 B Greenville Street, LaGrange, GA 30241. Simply mark neighbor in the memo and make sure to leave your address so we can send you your bracelet! Thank you!

Jimmy Pruitt

Chairman, Board of Directors, Chaplain of Troup County Jail and Station Manager for WOAK/The Oak

Wanda Walker

Secretary, Board of Directors, Host of "You Make the Difference, Leader at Troup Transformation