Amos House Through the Years
For over four decades, Amos House has been a life-line for Rhode Islanders in need.
In the Beginning
In 1976, Amos House was founded as a House of Hospitality Soup Kitchen. Founder Sister Eileen Murphy opened a small home on the south side of Providence to 20 men each day for an evening meal. In the 43 years since, Amos House has grown to the multi-faceted Social Service agency that it is today, offering services to more than 15,000 individuals annually.
In the early 1980s, Amos House grew to offer emergency shelter housing. A new, stand alone Soup Kitchen building was built, increasing the ability to feed hundreds each day. Following in Sister Eileen's legacy, subsequent Executive Directors continued to focus on providing services to all individuals who were experiencing hunger and homelessness.
Amos House manages the largest soup kitchen in the state, providing social services to over 15,000 people a year and housing nearly 200 men, women and children a night.
Welcome Eileen Hayes
In 2001, current CEO Eileen Hayes joined Amos House. Under her guidance, Amos House's housing focus was reoriented to recovery housing and permanent supportive housing and a focus on job training and employment began. In the 18 years since, Amos House has been recognized as a leader in the addiction recovery, re-entry, and workforce development community.
A New Facility
In 2016, a new 29,000 sq ft facility was completed. This new building allowed for the consolidation of services under one roof and allows for the continued growth of the organization as we work to meet the growing needs of the community. Today's Amos House looks to help Rhode Islanders navigate today's obstacles while remaining true to our original guiding mission. Almost 50 years later, Amos House is still "helping people help themselves" and continues to be known as a place where programs and services are delivered with care and respect.