Amos House – 30 Years and Counting!

Senator Richard Blumenthal with past Amos House Presidents, Betsy Pankulis and Joe Walkovich

Amos House was started in 1986 by five area churches that recognized a need in the greater Danbury, Connecticut area for a program and a place for homeless women and children to transition to permanent housing.   The founding members designed and structured a program focusing on those needs, the centerpiece of which is Amos House’s residential living facility which opened its doors in 1989.

The facility is adaptable for up to six families of various sizes, ages and needs. Participants in the program live in the facility, sharing common kitchen, dining, bath and communal areas while working on strengthening skills in the areas most important to their particular situations. Each dedicated and experienced member of the staff plays a critical role in the success of families participating in the program.  Families can stay in the facility for up to two years, depending on their needs.

Program participants are referred from various established organizations, including the Connecticut State Department of Health, the Department of Children and Family Services, homeless, emergency and domestic violence shelters. Potential participants must complete a rigorous application process which includes a commitment to be substance-free.

Since Amos House opened its doors over 25 years ago, over 175 families have transitioned to self-sufficiency and permanent housing through its program.

Funding for Amos House is provided in part by the Connecticut Department of Social Services, the United Way of Northern Fairfield County, the Jericho Partnership, foundations, corporations, local religious organizations and importantly, private individuals like you.

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