Our house of hospitality provides a save, clean, nurturing space for men, women and children in need. They include Rhode Island's working poor, homeless, unemployed and disenfranchised, many of whom are children.
Our bustling Social Service office provides a wide range of services including crisis intervention, emergency assistance, health care and housing. We utilize all of our shelter space and housing resources to provide transitional and permanent housing to 75 people each night, hundreds of people each year. On our busiest days, our teeming dining hall serves 900 meals to our hungry neighbors. In addition to feeding people, the Amos House Culinary Education program develops participants' culinary skills while helping to feed children at the local Boys and Girls Club. And our new micro business Amos House Works employs our ACE program graduates while providing meals to some of our local charter schools.
Our History The late Sister Eileen Murphy founded Amos House as a house of hospitality in 1976. It is a haven that welcomes the poor and provides safety, food and fellowship. It is named after the Old Testament prophet, Amos, who preached against social injustice.
Our Services More than 2 million meals have been served at Amos House since it opened in 1976. On a busy day, our dining hall serves 900 meals to our hungry friends and neighbors. Amos House provides safe, transitional and permanent housing to hundreds of people each year. The Social Services office provides assistance in the areas of health care, housing and emergency assistance. The Amos House Culinary Education Program, ACE, develops participants’ culinary skills while helping to feed children at the local Boys and Girls Club.
Details about any of our services can be found on our services pages.