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What We Do

Job Training & Employment

Amos House is opportunity, a second chance, hope and opportunity. Through our Culinary, Carpentry/Maintenance, and Customer Service/Call Center training programs, and Financial Opportunity Center, we help men and women gain the skills they need to succeed in today’s workplace

Amos Carpentry & Maintenance Training Program

Our curriculum is nationally recognized by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). In addition to learning the basics of carpentry, the students receive OSHA-10 and OSHA-40 certification, lead renovator/remodeler training, mold and pest removal training and deconstruction experience. The program is 16 weeks and accepts men and women who are homeless or struggling with unemployment. Amos House provides support throughout the program to ensure that the students have what they need to graduate.

Program Details

Amos Culinary Education Program

As our first training program, Amos House began the Amos Culinary Education Program (ACE) in 2002. We wanted to address the high unemployment rate of the men and women living in our shelter programs and because we had been operating a soup kitchen for over 25 years, we believed that it was a natural extension of our mission.

The program has graduated over 600 students since we began over 17 years ago. During this 16 week program, students receive instruction that prepares them to pass the National Serve Safe Exam as well as training in customer service and hospitality. The students receive hands-on training through community internship sites across the state, including BCBSRI, RISD, by CHLOE, and Blount Fine Foods.

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Customer Service and Call Center Training

The Amos House Customer Service and Call Center Training helps prepare men and women for a wide range of jobs in the New England workforce. From call centers and phone banks, to any customer service focused retail opportunities, this 8 week program builds skills related to technology and employment expectations.

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Financial Opportunity Center

Preparing our guests and graduates for long term stability is important. Financial coaching, addressing past fees and obstacles, and employment support is a package of services that readies people for a bright future. Our Financial Opportunity Center staff are ready to help all those in need build a foundation for a solid future.

A Hand Up

Often, those in our community who are panhandling are in need of a support program to help them access services. We built A Hand Up on the philosophy that people deserve better options and access to work. With the partnership of the City of Providence, we provide day labor options for hundreds of men and women each year while we work with them to address other underlying issues.

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