The press briefing will feature remarks from Eileen Hayes, President and CEO of Amos House, and Ned Handy, chair of the Rebuilding Lives Campaign. Invited guests also include political leaders, major donors to the campaign, and partner agencies.
The ultimate goal of this campaign is to better meet the needs of the growing number of men, women, and children that reach out to Amos House in crisis each year. The current campus has become extremely limited in its ability to meet the growing demand for their diversified programs. Since 2001 the Amos House budget has grown from $500,000 to $4 million and staff has increased from 15 employees to 50 full and part time employees. This project addresses these needs and takes into consideration the future growth of the community. By consolidating administrative offices in the new building, Amos House will be able to transition valuable space in other buildings to increased housing. This project will increase capacity so that Amos House can seat 20% more guests at each meal in the new soup kitchen, provide a dedicated Social Service suite, and have the capacity to teach up to 50% more students in the job training programs. The new building will also offer a dedicated Community Room for Day Programs and Social Services session, with seating for all guests.
The new Community Center will reenergize the community, reorganize the Amos House campus, and help Amos House to transition into the next phase as they continue with their mission of helping people help themselves.
Tours of the Amos House campus will be available following the press briefing. Media outlets should RSVP to Annie Colella, firstname.lastname@example.org.