Creating Contributors

Empowering reintegration by fostering employment opportunities, housing, and community engagement.

Transitional Housing

The two-year transitional housing program at St. Matthew’s House offers a supportive and empowering environment for individuals and families exiting our shelter and recovery programs. Wolfe Apartments and Justin’s Village operate as sober-living communities with sub-market rents, allowing residents to build credit as leaseholders and increase savings needed to achieve housing of their own.

With a focus on fostering independence and self-sufficiency, residents receive not just a place to stay, but also access to a range of supportive services. From life skills training and employment assistance to financial literacy education and counseling, we equip our residents with the tools they need to succeed long-term. Our goal is to break the cycles of homelessness and addiction by providing a pathway towards future stability and success.

Each year, St. Matthew’s House provides transitional or permanent supportive housing for over 200 men and women and children.

Job Skills & Training

Since our inception, St. Matthew’s House has worked to provide jobs and job training to individuals experiencing homelessness, addiction or poverty.

Our thrift stores, restaurant, catering company, hotel & conference center, and program operations offer individuals the opportunity to gain the skills and hands-on experience needed to find and keep meaningful work. Trainees also benefit from soft-skills development, including resume building, interview skills, and personal growth.

Each year, St. Matthew’s House trains and employs more than 100 program participants seeking to relaunch their careers. On average, 40% of St. Matthew’s House entire workforce have personally benefitted from our programs.

Alumni

The Justin’s Place® Recovery Program alumni network ensures that connection and support continue long after participants graduate from our recovery program.

Our alumni director supports individuals who have successfully completed the Justin’s Place® Recovery Program, providing aftercare, ongoing encouragement, and resources for sustained recovery. Through meetings, classes, and social events, alumni can connect with peers, share experiences, and continue their journey towards lasting sobriety. The alumni network, its staff, and volunteers foster a sense of community and provide accountability, empowering alumni to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and strength.

To date, the alumni network includes more than 800 men and women who have successfully completed Justin’s Place® Recovery Program.

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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