What is The Matthews House?

The Matthews House is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers young adults and families in transition to navigate difficulties on the road to self-sufficiency. Many of the individuals in our program are or have been part of the human services, foster care, and/or justice system. Many have also lived in generational poverty.

They frequently do not have a significant support system nor the skills necessary for living independently, including retaining a job, solving problems, managing money and building solid relationships; many will re-enter the justice or human service systems.

What is the mission?

Our mission is to empower youth and families by building trusting relationships and providing resources to disrupt the cycles of poverty and abuse.

How does The Matthews House work?

The Matthews House focuses on five main areas to help these youth and families develop the skills and knowledge to move into and maintain an independent living situation.  These areas are:

  1. Safe and Affordable Housing,
  2. Physical & Mental Health,
  3. Employment,
  4. Education, and
  5. Independent Living & Social Skills.

In addition to these skills, clients are surrounded with a community of support, including an adult mentor or family coach.

Who supports The Matthews House?

The Matthews House receives private donations as well as local, county and state grants. Funding is also received through contracts with county and state agencies. The Matthews House also holds three major fund raisers throughout the year.


Major Contributors

Markley Motors Inc.
Mike Moore
Hal and Ki Johnson
Rusty McDaniel
Cornerstone Mortgage Company
Brooks and Vickie Mitchell
Overland Sertoma Club
Terry Brewer
Staci Clark
Byron McGough
Erika Strote
Realties for Children
Lauren Chiarelli
Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies
Merck Partnership for Giving
First Presbyterian Church
Anthony Cisneros
James Cilecek
Timberline Events, LLC
Big Al’s, LLC
Bill and Sharon Lance
Associates in Family Medicine
Mark McDonald
Poudre Valley Hospital
Morning Fresh Dairy
Cheryl Zimlich
Timberline Church
Foothills Rotary Club
Bob Shur
Jogn Guenther
Bighorn Family Dental
Vicki Norby
Derek Diaz


Grants and Foundations

The Cary Brown Family Foundation
City of Fort Collins
State of Colorado – TGYS
OtterCares Foundation
United Way of Larimer County
Briggs-Kerst Family Foundation
El Pomar Foundation
City of Loveland
Fort Collins Community Fund
Rick and Sally Brent Philanthropy Fund
Smartwool Advocacy Fund
Nordson Corporation Foundation
Bohemian Foundation
Anschutz Family Foundation
Sand Family Fund
Woodward Governor Charitable Trust
The Wilford Family Foundation
Finally Home Foundation

Who partners with The Matthews House?

The Matthews House highly values collaboration with local nonprofits to help provide resources for the youth and families we serve. The Matthews House Community Life Centers collaborate with Poudre School District and the Larimer County Department of Human Services. To provide the necessary education and job skills training we offer classes at The Matthews House Education & Employment Center. In addition, we partner with Front Range Community College and the Mexican Consulate for classes at our Community Life Centers.

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