Youth Services

Youth Services

Empowering Youth Program

The program serves youth ages 14-21 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.


Our Empowering Youth Program can be tailored to the unique needs and goals of each youth, by identifying and capitalizing on the strengths that already exist for that individual. Our services include but are not limited to the following: education advancement, safe places, leadership, mentoring job readiness, and experiential education activities.

HOST Home Program (Housing Opportunities Supporting Transitions)

The Matthews House HOST Program provides a temporary home for children, youth, and families who are in a crisis situation, through volunteer HOST families.


Learn more about our HOST Home Program HERE!