Overview of Services
Empowering Youth Program
The program serves youth ages 16-21 who lack significant family support in their lives as they transition into adulthood. These youth frequently have not had the influence of a stable caring adult. Many are or have been part of the foster care system or have been involved in the juvenile justice system. The Matthews House provides the resources and support necessary to empower these youth to take control of their lives, shape positive futures for themselves and become successful contributors to their community.
Strengthening Families Program
The program is a voluntary program that provides one-on-one facilitation to help at risk families build resiliency and navigate difficulties in the areas of parenting, money management, job readiness and healthy relationships. This short term service (typically 3 to 6 months) increases self-sufficiency of families, reduces the need for children to be removed to out-of-home placements such as foster care and breaks the very cycle that leads youth to need our youth transition services later in life.
Building Community at The Matthews House Community Life Centers
The first Community Life Center opened in July 2012 through collaboration with Poudre School District and the Department of Human Services. Located at the Fullana Early Learning Center, 220 N Grant Avenue, it serves as a consolidated location for vital services and specialized, enriching programs. The second Community Life Center opened in 2015, expanding the reach and populace served. The goal of our Building Community Program is to reduce barriers so that community members can attain what they need to learn, improve and become stronger, in turn, making our community stronger.