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You Are the Fuel


the Fuel of our Mission  Our volunteers and supporters are the fuel for our mission. With your love and support, we have been able to help families and youth in need, but we are not done! If you are new to our mission or are looking for ways to give back to the community, look […]

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‘Tis the Season


Bustling + Hustling The holidays are always busy around The Matthews House, and this year was no different. Our families experienced greater needs than in years prior, and we fought to meet them right where they were. Thanks to many community partners, we provided numerous resources to our participants and made this holiday season special […]

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Experiential Education Expansion


The only constant is change, and we’ll experience it together. We’ve been saying this a lot lately to the youth in our Experiential Education (EE) groups, and our programming has exemplified it. Like most, we halted all in-person activities in March and scrambled to shift groups to an online format. During the summer, we had […]

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TMH Updates & Accomplishments


            The Matthews House Curious about what’s happening? There are always exciting things going on at The Matthews House! We wanted to take a moment to share a few updates and accomplishments from the past few months.   Day in and Day out We can’t begin to tell you how […]

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Homework Helpers, COVID Edition


*This photo was taken in 2019.* Homework helpers, Covid edition School has changed immensely over the past nine months. Some schools are in person, some are hybrid, and some are strictly online. The Matthews House has been working hard to navigate and adapt Homework Helpers (HH) to best meet the needs of our youth and […]

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The Story Behind Our Logo


From the beginning “I grew up climbing trees, and many times my parents couldn’t find me because I would take a book and climb up high, find a comfortable limb and read and talk to the birds,” said Jerri Schmitz, founder of The Matthews House. Have you ever wondered about the meaning behind our logo? […]

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Collaborative Community


LEARN, ADAPT, AND OVERCOME If there is anything we have learned from 2020 so far, it is that none of us can do it alone. During this time, The Matthews House has had to learn, adapt, and overcome. 2020 may not have been what we envisioned the year looking like, but we don’t want to […]

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Summer Zone


    SUMMER WHAT… Have you ever heard us mention Summer Zone and wonder what it’s all about? Well, let us tell you a little more about it. Summer Zone started in the summer of 2016 as a hot lunch program site called Kids Cafe. We provided kiddos with activities before and after lunch. We […]

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Instituto Nacional para la Educación de los Adultos


  What is INEA? INEA, short for Instituto Nacional para la Educación de los Adultos, is a program based out of Mexico that is designed to give adults from Spanish-speaking countries a new opportunity to receive a primary and secondary education. It was founded by former Mexican President José López Portillo in 1981 as a […]

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Child Abuse During A Pandemic


  Life in Lockdown Across the country, people have been staying inside their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While this is a strong effort that saves lives, the hard reality is that it puts some at higher risk for abuse or neglect. Children in unsafe homes no longer have access to the same […]

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