Amos House named Champion in Action in the Addiction Prevention & Treatment Services category

Citizens Bank and NBC 10 provide $35,000 funding, public relations and volunteer support

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Amos House has been named a 2017 Champion in Action® in the category of addiction prevention & treatment services. The award, announced jointly by Citizens Bank and NBC 10, includes $35,000 in unrestricted funding as well as promotional and volunteer support for the organization’s outstanding work.

Amos House provides hospitality and direct services to men, women and children in Rhode Island who are hungry, homeless and in crisis with a particular commitment to helping people who battle addiction. They provide daily meals, permanent supportive housing, vocational and literacy training, and jobs to their guests. They are the area’s only recovery-based shelter.

The organization will use the Champions in Action award to create awareness of expanded programs and services, and to support social services staff delivering addiction treatment, including 90-Day Transitional Housing Program coordinators and outreach staff.  

Champions in Action is part of Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities, the bank’s program designed to enhance quality of life and economic vitality in local communities. It provides support for nonprofit organizations to recognize their contributions to communities throughout Rhode Island.

“Amos House has made an enormous impact in Rhode Island and in the lives of those who are recovering from addiction,” said Barbara Cottam, Rhode Island market executive, Citizens Bank. “We are proud to embrace our next Champion in Action as they expand their services and outreach to continue supporting more people throughout Rhode Island who are on the road to recovery.”

“NBC 10 is honored to be presenting this award to Amos House with Citizens Bank,” said Vic Vetters, vice president and general manager of NBC 10. “We are thrilled to lend our support to them so they may continue to assist those who are recovering from addiction.”

To date, the Champions in Action program has awarded 312 nonprofits more than $9.6 million in contributions and promotional support.  

“We are grateful to Citizens and NBC 10 for their generous support of our mission,” said Eileen Hayes, CEO of Amos House. “Their Champions in Action recognition is an important endorsement of our work and we thank them for their partnership, which will ultimately benefit the community, as we provide a pathway to a new life for those battling homelessness and addiction.”

As a Champion in Action, Amos House will receive:

  • A $35,000 contribution in unrestricted funds from Citizens Bank;
  • Media coverage from NBC 10, including public service announcements and television profiles over the course of six months;
  • Volunteer support from Citizens’ and NBC 10’s colleagues;
  • The opportunity for the organization’s executive director to participate in a “Executive-to-Executive” mentorship with a Citizens Bank executive;
  • Public relations support;
  • Promotional support highlighting the Champion in Action in Citizens Bank branches;
  • Exposure on the Citizens Bank and NBC 10 websites.

For more information about the Citizens Bank and NBC 10 Champions in Action program, visit www.citizensbank.com/community/champions.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $147.0 billion in assets as of September 30, 2016. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens helps its retail customers “bank better” with mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 Citizens Bank branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Citizens also provides wealth management, mortgage lending, auto lending, student lending and commercial banking services in select markets nationwide. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance. Citizens operates through its subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania as Citizens Bank, Citizens Commercial Banking and Citizens One. Additional information about Citizens and its full line of products and services can be found at citizensbank.com.

About NBC 10

WJAR-TV/DT is the most watched television station in the Providence-New Bedford television market and NBC 10 News is southern New England’s leading news station. WJAR was first launched as a radio station in 1922 and then became the market’s first television station in 1949.