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Our mission at Adam's House is to provide peer support and grief education to bereaved children and their families. We provide an environment for children to share their experiences so that no child grieves in isolation. Responsibilities listed below. Past board experience a plus but not required.

Board President Requirements:

Develops agendas for meetings in concert with the executive director. Presides at board meetings. Training: Attend the next available 12-hour FIG training to gain an understanding of the philosophy, mission and goals of our "Helping Hearts Heal" program. Organization Governance: to work with the Executive Director/Founder to ensure that the mission of Adam’s House is always front and center, and that all paid staff, volunteers and board directors promote and protect the mission. Organization governance includes that the guidelines of Adam’s House are always being met. Fiduciary: Protection of the organization from any and all kinds of risk, including financial, legal and reputation risks. Fiduciary obligation also includes proper deployment of donor funds, and financial accountability. -To help the organization review all initiatives and deployment of funds to achieve the greatest possible outcome and ROI for the donor dollar. -Monitor completion of our "Get or Give policy of 2k per year from all members.
AH Program: Discuss with ED that oversight of all key functions of the organization, including community outreach, communications and marketing, development and fundraising, legal and finance, are properly delegated and reported on by board directors at each board meeting. -To work with ED in recruiting new staff, senior volunteers and board members. Community Ambassador: To forge relationships with area partners, businesses and commercial sponsors and foundations. To ensure that best practices within the broader nonprofit sector are being met by AH. Attend, if needed, media events, Chamber of Commerce events, community partners and associations that work with or refer to AH. Encourage the board members to do the same.
Board Members Requirements:

-To help the organization review all initiatives and deployment of funds to achieve the greatest possible outcome and ROI for the donor dollar.

To set expectations for board members on fundraising initiatives and community outreach on AH's behalf.. -To keep the focus of the board on the families and kids we ultimately serve and to ensure that our program remains at no-cost for these families.

Board Member role:

Interested parties would assist us in spreading the word about our mission. Directors would be expected to engage in fundraising activities, set policies, attend meetings, guide and share expertise that could benefit our organization.

We welcome community leaders, military, teachers, mental health professionals and those who have experienced childhood grief to apply. Non-profit experience a plus but not imperative.

If you are interested in learning more about these posts and/or our mission, please email Allison@ adamshousect@gmail.com, include your resume and indicate which role you're interested in. Thank you!

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About Adam's House


241 Coram Ave., Shelton, CT 06484, US

Mission Statement

Adam’s House believes no child should ever grieve alone. Children deserve a supportive and understanding community to learn and explore their feelings of death and loss. All grief journeys are unique. Grief is a natural reaction to a loss of a loved one. Adam’s House will be a supportive partner in a child’s healing process.


Adam’s House offers no-cost peer support education programs. These programs are designed to support a child, 3-18 years of age, through the death of a loved one. At Adam’s House, they learn they will not have to do it alone. Peer support has been studied and considered an effective model of support for grief.

Adam’s House uses a closed-ended education model. A closed group means that once the group members have been interviewed by our staff and cleared by our specialist partners, they begin the program together and end the program together. Families are offered the option of entering a program, but must commit to attending each week’s meeting of the eight-week program.


Board Development
Children & Youth
Board Development, Children & Youth, Community


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241 Coram Ave.Shelton, CT 06484



  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • At least 4 meetings a year. Additional committee meetings as needed. 2-year Board Term limits w/ option to continue if mutually agreed upon.

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