Our Mission

Amos House is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness by ensuring that our residents have the opportunity to achieve the competencies required for permanent, self-sufficient independent living.  That said, we are well aware that each individual in our program has a unique story and subsequently unique needs.  Amos House is focused on customizing programming to nurture life skills, job skills and coping skills that will ultimately serve to help residents successfully launch themselves and their families into the life that they so deserve.


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Our Executive Director, Lisa Koeppel,  is responsible for day-to-day management of the program.  She works directly with participants and manages agency and shelter coordination, Greater Danbury community relations, grant writing and regulatory compliance. Her work is complemented by our Volunteer Case Manager, Lisa Srenaski, who works directly with the participating families, helping to outline their goals, implement the necessary steps for success, and monitor progress along the way.

A volunteer Board of Directors, made up of individuals from surrounding communities, is charged with program direction and oversight  including fundraising that is so vital to sustaining Amos House’s mission. The Board meets on a monthly basis with the Director to discuss policy and develop both short and long range plans that include fundraising, facility management/maintenance, publicity, staffing/personnel and financing. Board members serve two-year terms and are integral to the success of the program.

Members of the Amos House, Inc.’s Board of Directors for 2019 are:

Benjamin Chianese, CPA – President
Danbury, CT

Randy Glendinning – Vice President
Representing The First Congregational Church of Ridgefield | Ridgefield, CT

Neil Brisson – Treasurer
Representing The First Congregational Church of Ridgefield | Ridgefield, CT

Dan Cox – Secretary
Representing St. James’ Episcopal Church | Danbury, CT

Rebecca Cicarelli – Director/Communications and Press Contact
Sandy Hook, CT