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The Matthews House staff serves Northern Colorado to help individuals and families rise out of the cycle of poverty through education, parenting support, mentoring and advocacy.

The Matthews House Programs

Our agency provides the resources and support necessary to empower youth to take control of their lives, shape positive futures for themselves and become successful contributors to their community. 

The Matthews House family programs were created to aid in securing the foundation of loving familial structures. We help families set and attain goals and support them in the process. 


Supports and educates parents and caregivers, utilizing the Strengthening Families protective factors that gives them the skills and resources they need to parent effectively. Registration is required for all cafes. 

Homework Helpers

An after-school program for students ages 8-14 to receive homework help, make new friends and engage in fun activities.

More information on Homework Helpers:

Summer Zone

A summer enrichment program for students ages 8-14. Games, crafts and other activities are offered.

For more information call our Community Life Center (970) 449-5191.

Music Program

Offers various instrument lessons, including piano, violin, guitar and more, for kids ages 8 and up.

Youth Center 970-472-0609

Family to Family

F2F is a support program for caregivers in Larimer County. We are here to talk through resources and work on goals for you and your family.

Experiential Education

EE offers a safe place for kids to learn about themselves, socialize with others, and ignite their “spark”. Some EE examples are hiking trips, guitar lessons, and Dungeons and Dragons.

Youth Center 970-472-0609

Early Childhood Navigator

ECN is a support for families offering safety, language & learning, health and activity, school readiness, and parenting and family engagement.

Learning Hub

A graduation support program for high school students in the Poudre School District. 

For more information contact Lise Harwell 970-449-5191

SafeCare Colorado

SafeCare providers work side-by-side with families once a week in their home or through virtual visits. The goal is to help parents and caregivers build on the skills they already have and make sure they have what they need to keep children safe, healthy, and thriving.

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