Nonprofit buys home to open facility in Shelton

The Adam Wysota Foundation has finalized its purchase of a house at 241 Coram Ave. to open a grief education and support center in a home-like setting.

Adam’s House will be a healing place, providing grief educational programs to anguished families looking for empathy and support, according to publicity material from the nonprofit foundation.

The 5,500--square-foot structure is located across the street from City Hall.

Allison Wysota, founder of Adam’s House, said she hopes to start a widows support group in the late summer or early autumn, and to be ready to offer grief support programs for families in early 2016.

“We envision Adam’s House to be a place where grieving people can share their feelings, their pain and their challenges, without judgment from other people who have gone through comparable experiences,” Wysota said.

Interior design renovations and exterior landscaping must be completed before the home can officially open to public.

Volunteers are needed

Wysota said she looks forward to serving the Shelton community, and local volunteers from a variety of backgrounds can help support the work of Adam’s House.

This includes contractors and landscapers willing to assist with renovations, and people to work with grief education groups once the center opens.

Potential volunteers can lean more at

Honors a legacy

Adam’s House honors the legacy of the late Adam Wysota, who was a husband, father, Little League coach and active volunteer from Weston. He worked in the financial services field before dying after a heart attack in 2012.

To celebrate his spirit, Adam’s wife and three sons — Andrew, Austin and Addison — have led an ongoing effort to raise funds needed for Adam’s House.

Allison Wysota’s own grief journey — and subsequent search for programs for her sons — motivated her to pursue opening Adam’s House.
“In being more open, we can be more supportive to help the people in our lives struggling with grief,” she said.