Amos House –
A New Tool in the Fight Against Hunger and Homelessness
In 2014, Amos House was awarded a $750,000 grant from the Champlin Foundation to support the construction of a new facility to that included an expanded Soup Kitchen, as well as consolidated office and program space from five campus buildings. This new building, which combines all Amos House programs except for housing, offers 29,000 square feet of space for the Rhode Island community.
Increased space in the Soup Kitchen, designated meeting space for recovery based programs, and classroom settings that include both a Culinary Education classroom and a Carpentry/Maintenance Workshop, mean that Rhode Island neighbors who come to Amos House in need have access to a quality setting in which they can focus on rebuilding their lives.
Having drastically outgrown its former surroundings, a move to a larger facility was necessary and the Champlin Foundation funds made this possible. In 2015, the Champlin Foundation awarded this project $150,000 for new furnishings, equipment, and materials to outfit the new space. Amos House moved into the new facility in May 2016. In addition to offering expanded opportunities to guests, the move to this building also freed up space previously utilized for staff offices in two other buildings that will soon be converted to additional shelter and family housing.
Each year, Amos House serves over 15,000 individuals who are challenged with homelessness, poverty, unemployment, or addiction. Services range from emergency assistance and housing to job training and employment counseling.