May 7th, 2021
Liz Freeman Naples Daily News USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA Vann Ellison, president and chief executive officer of the St. Matthew’s House homeless and recovery program, has retired effective immediately, according to the nonprofit organization in Collier County. Chief Operating Officer Steve Brooder is serving as interim director while the organization conducts a national search […]
March 11th, 2021
A formerly homeless young woman is getting a fresh start. She now has her own apartment and car, and it’s all thanks to her own hard work. Next, she wants to help others. After years of sleeping on others’ couches, at St. Matthew’s House Campbell Lodge in Naples, Florida and at Youth Haven Homeless Shelter, […]
January 25th, 2021
A journey that began with addiction has progressed into brothers helping others. The men were able to get clean with the help of a nonprofit in Southwest Florida. Gabe and Zach Miller tell their story of recovery and how they found hope, love and God at St. Matthew’s House’s Justin’s Place, a year-long addiction recovery program […]
December 1st, 2020
Did you know that St. Matthew’s House was founded 1988 by seven churches and a synagogue? Inspired by a passage in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 25:31-46), these religious organizations established the original St. Matthew’s House soup kitchen in order to serve people Jesus called “the least of these.” Last Sunday, November 22, 2020, at […]
October 28th, 2020
Six-year-old Charlie Riddell and his Mom visited St. Matthew’s House Campbell’s Lodge homeless shelter this week with a very special gift. Little Charlie, who gave $5.00 of his very own earnings, became the youngest donor in St. Matthew’s House history. His parents pitched in a bit to raise Charlie’s donation to $50.00, which Charlie wanted […]
October 21st, 2020
St. Matthew’s House donors and friends gathered on Wednesday, October 21 to commemorate the official opening of LuLu’s KITCHEN.
September 30th, 2020
Join us online for our 31st Justin’s Place Recovery Program Graduation Ceremony!
September 8th, 2020
Here at St. Matthew’s House, we know the importance of our volunteers, but we’re so happy the greater community of Southwest Florida is going to learn too! Thanks to Fox 4 News for running this story on two of our volunteers working at our distribution warehouse. Check out the full story here on Fox 4 […]
June 24th, 2020
After coming to St. Matthew’s House through the Justin’s Place Recovery Program in 2017, Andrew’s life has changed dramatically.
May 20th, 2020
HOLECEK FAMILY FOUNDATION St. Matthew’s House began in 1987 when a group of Naples parishioners followed a calling to bring food to the homeless population living in a nearby area. This small group enlisted the support of six other churches and a synagogue to form an independent nonprofit organization that they named St. Matthew’s House. […]