Hayes Honored for Leadership

Eileen M. Hayes was awarded the prestigious Carol McGovern Award at the 25th Anniversary Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless.

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The award, established in 1996, is given annually to a person who exemplifies the spirit and work of RICH past president Sr. Carol McGovern, with involvement in advocating to fight homelessness, providing services, and empowering those who are homeless.

Reverend Mary Margaret Earl, President of the Board of RICH, presented Hayes with the award, noting her tireless work to improve the lives of those struggling with poverty and homelessness in Rhode Island. In accepting the award, Hayes spoke of the miracles she sees at Amos House each day, and of how much she learns from each guest she meets. "I learn about courage and hope and grace from every resident at Amos House."

Under Eileen's leadership, Amos House has grown into a comprehensive social service agency that includes 13 buildings, 143 residential beds, culinary arts and carpentry training programs, a literacy program, a Financial Opportunity Center, and three social enterprises--More Than A Meal Catering; Amos House Builds; and The Friendship Cafe. In addition, we run the largest soup kitchen in the state.

Join us in congratulating Eileen and recognizing the great work of all the staff at Amos House. Most importantly, we urge you to visit and see the real heroes--the guests who are changing their lives, one good decision at a time. Contact us today to arrange a tour.