Residential Care

Offering residential assistance and wraparound services to help individuals stabilize and rebuild their lives.  

Shelters

As the only facilities of their kind in Collier County, the Campbell Lodge and Immokalee Friendship House provide critical resources to men, women and children experiencing homelessness. Our shelter network includes dormitory-style housing for unaccompanied adults and private family units for parents with children.

Rather than simply offering short-term relief, St. Matthew’s House and its partners work to facilitate holistic rehabilitation and lasting change. Our shelters meet basic needs while providing access to medical and mental health care, job training and placement, educational opportunities, benefits enrollment, life-skills, financial literacy, spiritual development, legal assistance, and more. By leveraging these resources, our shelter residents begin moving from crisis towards stability and ultimately reach their full potential as contributors to our community.

Each year, the St. Matthew’s House shelter network serves more than 1,100 men, women and children experiencing homelessness in Southwest Florida.

Addiction Recovery

After several years of operating shelters in Southwest Florida, it became clear that substance abuse was one of the leading causes of homelessness. In response, St. Matthew’s House in partnership with the Holecek Family Foundation established the Justin’s Place® Recovery Program to provide long-term, faith-based, affordable recovery services.

Justin’s Place is designed to empower participants to find freedom from their addiction. Spanning twelve months, the residential program integrates the 12 Steps, Biblical principles, and peer accountability. Through counseling, case management, peer support, and work therapy, participants begin moving from a position of crisis and instability to one of sobriety and restoration. Justin’s Place also includes intentional education and support for the families of our participants. Upon graduation, the alumni association continues to provide support, community connection, and healthy social activities.

Each year, Justin’s Place provides residential recovery services to more than 312 individuals.

Family Restoration

The Justin’s Place Recovery Program emphasizes family restoration, recognizing that healing extends beyond the individual in our care. Our dedicated Director of Family Restoration facilitates the reunification process, working closely with Justin’s Place participants and their loved ones to rebuild trust and relationships. Through personalized counseling and support, we guide families in navigating the challenges of recovery together. This holistic approach not only aids in the individual’s recovery journey but also strengthens the entire family, fostering long-term sobriety and healthier, more supportive home environments.

Follow us on Social

Last week, the CEO and Director of Development for the Citygate Network visited St. Matthew’s House to take a tour of Campbell Lodge and enjoy lunch at LuLu’s Kitchen.

We’re proud to be a distinguished accredited member of the Citygate Network.

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Thank you to the volunteer crew from @jwmarcoisland for recently helping out at our Golden Gate thrift store!

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Southwest Florida friends, we need your help!

Our shelter has an urgent need for hygiene items:
🔹 shampoo
🔹 conditioner
🔹 towels
🔹 toothbrushes
🔹 deodorant
🔹 and more!

Donations can be dropped off at our Naples shelter (2001 Airport Rd S, Naples, FL 34112).

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Dear St. Matthew’s House Supporters,

I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you as current supporters of our mission. We wanted you to be among the very fi rst to know that St. Matthew’s House is introducing a fresh new look through a refreshed brand and logo.

For over 35 years, St. Matthew’s House leaders, staff, volunteers and donors have followed Jesus as called in Matthew 25:40 - transformed thousands of lives - and established the "Heart of St. Matthew's House." As we launch this new look, we honor that foundation and build upon it for the future.

This July we launch our new logo, website, and other collateral materials. We remain committed to the 35-year track record of our faith-based mission serving those experiencing hunger, homelessness or addiction in a way that relaunches their lives. 

Together we provide hope and healing to those experiencing some of life’s most challenging circumstances to assure they are not alone or without a pathway for their journey from crisis to contributor. The work of St. Matthew’s House includes the five pillars of food assistance, homeless shelters, addiction recovery, transitional housing and workforce development.

The new logo carries forward the iconic “Heart of St. Matthew’s House” but now the heart is encircled by an arrow that points to a “pathway” and symbolizes forward movement in our participant’s lives. Its vibrant look conveys the innovative, caring and collaborative nature of St. Matthew’s House. A new tagline states “Journey Together” as an invitation to join with St. Matthew’s House in cultivating communities where people in crisis are progressively seen, accepted, challenged and supported.

Over the summer months, if you are in Naples, you will begin to see the application of the new logo on signage at St. Matthew’s House properties as well as in our communications. We also hope you check out the fresh new look of www.stmatthewshouse.org.
As the summer goes on, you'll also begin to see a refreshed look to our thrift stores and other social enterprises as well!

Sincerely,

Steve Brooder
CEO
St. Matthew’s House
Video Reels THANK YOU, MIDWEST FOOD BANK! 🫶 We’re so grateful to work alongside you striving to ensure that nobody goes without food in #SWFL.

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Carousel Join us on July 11, 2024, to celebrate the latest class of graduates from the #JustinsPlaceRecoveryProgram; we can’t wait! 💟

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Recently, our previous board chairman, Joe Trachtenberg, stopped by our headquarters to deliver a $15,000 check to our CEO, Steve Brooder, on behalf of Victaulic Inc. and the Edward T. Bedford Foundation.

This generosity deserves our immense gratitude, so thank you! 

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