Housing and Feeding Ministry
Emergency and Transitional Housing
Housing more than 400 people and feeding more than 600 every day.
St. Matthew’s House is a part of the recovery process, not a permanent place to live.
Our goal is to equip each person that leaves St. Matthew’s House to make the transition from a homeless lifestyle to self-sufficiency.
When St. Mathew’s House residents enter our Emergency/Transitional Housing Program, they subsequently submit themselves to our rules and regulations, which in turn lead to the self-respect that comes from accountability. We have a no-tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol. Our program offers compassionate, disciplined counseling and guidance to each resident’s physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges.
Residents have access to referrals for their medical, mental health, and substance abuse needs. We partner with many key organizations including NCH, David Lawrence Center and the Neighborhood Health Clinic to make sure the residents have the resources to be successful.
Clientele meet weekly with a case manager to set goals and a plan of action. They also attend meetings seven days a week to assist them on their road to self-sufficiency.
2001 Airport Road, S.
Justin’s Place Feeding Ministry
Justin’s Place Feeding Ministry operates out of our original 1988 facility, the former East Naples Fire Station. On average, we prepare 60 meals per day to feed anyone who is homeless and/or hungry, totaling more than 20,000 meals served each year.
The facility has never missed a day of serving meals in over 25 years. Justin’s Place Feeding Ministry continues to feed the homeless, hungry and needy of our community underneath a protective awning that shields diners from the intense southwest Florida elements.
Lunch: Every day 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Dinner: Every day 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
2691 Airport Rd South
Naples, FL 34112
The 46-unit transitional housing complex provides a drug and alcohol-free structured community with guidance and support from on-site staff.
Wolfe Apartments is a residence for the Justin’s Place Recovery Program male clients who are in Phase II and Phase III, as well as those who have graduated (for up to 2 years). It also serves the community’s homeless by providing an opportunity to transition from a hopeless to a hopeful future and learn to be self-sufficient in an affordable and supportive environment.
Wolfe Apartments, together with participation in the Justin’ Place Recovery Program, has a 90% success rate in re-engaging in a self-sufficient lifestyle among those who remain in our 2-year residential program.
The property was named after Catherine Wolfe, who gifted St. Matthew’s House the land on which the apartments were built in the Golden Gate City area of Naples.
For more information about Wolfe Apartments, please call (239) 353-8746.