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Another Chance House

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Housing & Shelter, Human Services, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs

Mission: Another Chance house provides a positive path toward a new and better self-sufficient life through structured living programs for men who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We want every man to become a productive member of society. "Helping others one man at a time."

Results: In 2019, ACH donors provided 14,625 nights of shelter; 22,328 meals; 2,984 hours of case management. 33% of ACH residents moved to permanent housing and 48% found became employed. 94% of the residents living at ACH are considered low income by HUD guidelines.

Target demographics: men over the age of 18 overcoming homelessness.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 108 men

Geographic areas served: Texas

Programs: Another Chance House (ACH) provides several types of housing for men for long-term efforts toward self-sufficiency. Currently there is housing for 55 men for whom ACH provides shelter, food and most importantly hope. Program services include case management, alcoholics anonymous, narcotics anonymous, recovery programs, respect programs, employment referral, and vocational training and transportation. ACH reserves a select number of beds for America's Veterans in collaboration with the Amarillo Veteran's Administration.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Another Chance House has been a blessing in my life. You can tell the staff members love what they do to help struggling men get back on their feet. The living accommodations make you feel like you are home instead of a shelter.

jon.payne

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

By far one of the best ways to give back to the community. I have had the honor to watch the men be loved back to life and find their way in becoming a productive member of society. There are not words to describe the gratitude these men have for getting "another chance" that comes as a result of the dedication of all the donors/volunteers that poor into the men's lives. It is truly an incredible experience to be apart of all the miracles that take place on a daily basis with this organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The men of Another Chance House constantly surprise me with their commitment and support for one another in their journey to regain control of their life and work their way out of homelessness. To see these men light-up when accomplishing things we too often take for granted encourages me and reorients my perspective.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors of Another Chance House. I have been on the board a short time; however, during that short time, I have witnessed the powerful work performed at ACH. I see men working to become productive members of society. I see staff working tirelessly to ensure the residents at Another Chance House have the resources they need to achieve their goals. The passion of the staff is amazing to watch. There is so much creativity in finding new ways to uphold the mission of this great organization. I feel honored to be a part of such an amazing organization.

Ross C.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been my privilege to watch homeless men come to Another Chance House and be encouraged and assisted to make themselves self-sufficient citizens of the community. Many of these men have over come alcoholism and other addictions as well as homelessness. While at another chance house they are encouraged to help each other and preform community service. Another Chance House has contributed a great deal to improving the entire neighborhood.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since I came to work here I have seen the lives of men change. I have watched men go from hopeless to hopeful. I have never worked for a place that has so much compassion for others. It is honor to be able to work for and care for the men at Another Chance House.

Board Member

Rating: 5

ACH is always improving their facilities and adding more space to serve these men who have had some bad breaks and are on the edge of falling out of society. ACH runs a tight ship giving the men discipline, accountability, care and attention, and a safe place to stay and work as they try to sort out their life. ACH is the only place like this in Amarillo for men. Trained and dedicated staff along with a supporting board make this possible. Please support Another Chance House

Board Member

Rating: 5

Another Chance is providing a service to men who have been homeless or are at risk of being homeless. Not only does ACH provide the essentials to these men, but provides them an opportunity to put their lives back together and help others along the way.
I can't say enough about the work the ACH staff does help fostefr these oppoetunities.
Tony Freeman

Board Member

Rating: 5

My first experience with Another Chance House came as a newspaper columnist for the Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News. I did a story on a group fighting substance abuse that met at a local church. A couple of members said I should further check out ACH where they lived. There were some great things happening there. This was in 2012.

They were right. That led to a couple of bigger feature stories as I became aware of the difference ACH was making in the lives of men, one of the few places in the Texas Panhandle that was an outreach solely to men. At the time, I called it one of Amarillo's great secrets.

In 2015, I had an opportunity to be on the board which I accepted. Since then, I have seen up close this unique place, a full square block of housing that helps homeless veterans as well as others with programs designed for getting back into the work force, becoming stable financially and overcoming any addiction problems they may have. It's no secret any more, but a true success story in Amarillo, serving 55 men at a time and returning them to lives of self-sufficiency.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Another Chance House for more than 20 years. I have been the recipient of the hard work and attention to detail that the men from the House have provided me many times per year each and every year. Whether painting my house, fixing gutters, planting flowers or cleaning debris, they have always put in a days work for a days pay. I recently became a board member and have seen up close the changes in these men’s lives.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was approached in Feb. 2020 by Patty Willyard about becoming a board member at ACH. I accepted and have never been happier. The board is very friendly and each member brings something new to the table. The residents are absolutely the best guys ever. So appreciative of everything we do. I am so thankful God led me to this organization and hope to be a part of its growth and positive development for a long, long time.
Scott M. Edwards, Jr
ACH Board Member

Board Member

Rating: 5

Another Chance House is a well-respected non-profit in Amarillo, which is located in a historic neighborhood and has been in operation for several decades. ACH is a success because it has a proven track record of selecting board members who, along with the executive director, believe in the mission and work incessantly to promote the organization as one that cares for the men who live there. I am amazed at the support ACH receives from donors, etc.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Another Chance House is a safe place for men to come who have made undesirable choices in life that led to them being homeless, loosing family and all positive parts of their life.
ACH provides structured living , support and help them become self-sufficient.!