Closed for renovations, Amos House’s facility in Danbury for women, children gets spruce

Kim J. Clark

DANBURY — Dawn Fawcett fields calls day by day from women searching for a place to remain with their youngsters.

“There is a big require for homes at the minute,” stated Fawcett, the new housing supervisor for Amos Residence, an firm shaped in 1986 by five church buildings that delivers transitional housing for women and young children.

But for now, she should direct them to the 2-1-1 hotline to join them to housing companies.

Amos Residence has been shut due to the fact very last June owing to a renovation undertaking, and the upgrades have been hindered by a pipe burst in February that brought on water damage. With a point out grant only masking portion of the get the job done, the firm is in desperate will need of donations to finish the job. COVID-19 has prevented the workforce from keeping its yearly fundraiser breakfast, a key donation-related party for the team, for the past two decades, Fawcett claimed.

The nonprofit acquired some assist on Thursday from volunteers with Keller Williams Realty, who painted the household and did other operate all around the facility as component of the company’s nationwide community company day.

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