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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. 

Connect Up

A free afterschool program for kids aged 8-14, offering fun activities and homework help.  Connect Up also includes exciting field trips for an enriching experience beyond the classroom. 

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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. Registration is required for all Summer Zone sites.

Music Program

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

Youth Center 970-472-0609

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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.

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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

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Early Childhood Navigator

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

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Learning Hub

Learning Hub is a graduation support program for high school students in the Poudre School District. 

Youth Center 970-472-0609 

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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Register for one of our programs or refer someone who could benefit from joining our welcoming community.