Justin’s Place® Recovery Program

Long Term Programs for Men And Women Aimed to Combat Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Justin’s Place Recovery Program offers 12-month residential recovery solutions designed to equip adult men and women battling addiction with the tools needed to live sober and productive lives. Established in 2010, the program operates with the vision of offering structured, spiritual recovery to those seeking a fresh start.

Justin’s Story

Justin’s Place Recovery Program is named in honor of Justin Holecek. graduated from St. John Neumann High School in 1997 and from the University of Florida in 2002. 

He was an intelligent young man with a wonderful personality but suffered from the disease of alcoholism. After years of abuse, Justin died on September 18, 2009, at the age of 30.

“It is our prayer that Justin’s Place will provide recovery in a structured, spiritual manner to people who reach out with a strong desire for a new beginning and a life free of addiction.” Bruce & Jerri Holecek Justin’s Parents

Jill’s Story

Jill Wright was born November 17, 1971, and grew up in Michigan with her parents and brothers. A graduate of the University of Florida, Jill was gentle, creative, compassionate, thoughtful and loving.

Like many, Jill struggled with alcohol, and in 2017, after a tragic accident, she passed away. At that time, she was on the waiting list for entry into Justin’s Place Recovery Program.

Taking what could have been bitterness, Jill’s family turned the loss of their beloved daughter into a legacy of hope. The Wright Family partnered with St. Matthew’s House to open the Jill Wright Retreat Center, which now houses the program and allowed the expansion of the Recovery Program so that more women in need could receive quicker access to life-transforming programs.

The goal of Justin’s Place Recovery Program is to help those struggling with an addiction to find freedom, hope, and healing. This goal is based on the reality that there is a living God who truly desires to redeem, restore, and equip those struggling with life-controlling issues with a life free from addictions.

Learn More

For more information and to begin your journey towards recovery, please see our Program Overview document or our contact our intake coordinator at

239-774-0500 ext. 120


Apply for Justin’s Place Recovery Program

You can download the Justin’s Place Recovery Program Application and Program Overview from our website and submit the completed application via email.

Apply for Justin’s Place Recovery Program

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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.

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Southwest Florida friends, we need your help!

Our shelter has an urgent need for hygiene items:
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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!


Steve Brooder
St. Matthew’s House
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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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