Mission Overview
Amos House is a locally organized transitional living program for homeless families, in the greater Danbury area. Founded by five area churches in 1986, Amos House strives to find unique solutions to the unique situation each family faces as they seek to improve their life by finding permanent housing. A centerpiece of the program is a residential facility in Danbury that is adaptable for families of various sizes. Participants in the program live in the facility, sharing common kitchen, dining, bath, and communal areas, all the while working on strengthening skills in the areas most important to their particular situation. Amos House is now a Jericho Partnership Ministry.

Becoming Involved
There are many ways to offer hands-on support to Amos House:

  • Be an on-call handyman to help with minor repairs, maintenance and yard work
  • Tutor a child
  • Conduct a Bible or christian book discussion for adults and/or kids
  • Provide childcare on special occasions
  • Lead an arts or crafts class
  • Provide arts or crafts supplies
  • Be a mentor for a child or adult
  • Help set up an apartment after a person leaves, for their own home
  • Contribute general supplies: towels, bed coverings, food, etc.

If you are interested, in volunteering for Amos House or have other questions regarding The First Congregational Church's support of Amos House, please contact the church office at 203-438-8077 or complete our online form.

Financial Support
If you are interested in financially supporting Amos House, you can donate electronically or write a check in the amount you care to give to The First Congregational Church and note in the memo field, the gift should be used toward the Amos House mission. The check can be placed in the offering plate at any worship service or can be mailed to the church office: The First Congregational Church, 103 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. 100% of your designated gift will be sent to the mission and all donations are fully tax deductible.

For more information on Amos House, go to: www.amoshouse.org