Amos House received the Rhode Island Justice Award For Crime Prevention in September, 2012. This award was given to the organization by the Attorney General's office in recognition of the work Amos House does in lowering recidivism rates. Amos House is proud of the work that we do, advocating for our guests, many of whom have been previously incarcerated, and providing opportunties for job training, education, housing, recovery and life skills, often when noone else will. Through all of our integrated programs and services, we continue to decrease the rate of recidivisim in our communities. Amos House has great success in helping our guests to change their lives and sustain these changes over time--something that very few organizations in the state and throughout the country are able to do. We advocate for the formerly incarcerated and others struggling with challenges when they can not speak for themselves, and we are proud of this work. Above, CEO and President of Amos House Eileen M. Hayes, LICSW, receives the award on behalf of Amos House.
Amos House is continually championing the rights of the poor and homeless and engaging them in advocacy related to poverty, re-entry issues, and housing. Amos House staff and residents regularly particpate in rallies and events related to our work with the homeless. We are a strong voice for the importance of ongoing NOP funding for Rhode Island--the Neighborhood Opportunities Program (NOP). This program enables developers to set rents low enough to serve very low-income households.
In addition, members of our community have visited legislators in Washington, DC to ask for more funding for federal programs that help the poor. Amos House representatives serve on boards, coalitions and task forces, from the Providence Mayor's Re-entry Task Force to the Rhode Coalition for the Homeless. In fact, we were a founding member. Advocacy is just another way we are "Helping people help themselves."