The Amos House program was started in 1986 by five area churches who recognized a need in the Greater Danbury area to transition homeless families to permanent housing. It was, and is even more so today, recognized that homelessness is the result of a variety of conditions any number of which is unique to each particular situation.
Recognizing that a long term solution to this problem was necessary, the founding members structured a program focusing on the individual needs of each family and developed the centerpiece to the program, a residential living facility in Danbury, Connecticut. Adaptable for families of various sizes, participants in the program live in the facility, sharing common kitchen, dining, bath and communal areas, all the while working on strengthening skills in the areas most important to their particular situation. Each dedicated and experienced member of the professional staff plays an important role in the success of families participating in the program.
Major funding of the Amos House program comes from The State of Connecticut Department of Social Services and The United Way of Northern Fairfield County
Private donors, corporations, foundations, churches/synagogues, local government grants and participant fees also contribute substantially to operating costs.