Help Us, Help Them, Help Themselves
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Who We Are
Based in Winter Garden, Matthew's Hope is a fully independent, faith-based, 501(c)3 non-profit homeless outreach ministry. It is completely funded and supported by the local community.
Volunteers and staff members of Matthew’s Hope Ministries help connect guests with various resources and services of need.
The ministry believes in offering a hand up, not just a hand out.
Who is Served?
Matthew’s Hope serves the homeless men, women, and children of our community and welcomes all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, economic status, religious belief, disease/diagnosis, sexual orientation, or employment.
Homelessness is defined by the United States government as when a person “lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and if they sleep in a shelter designated for temporary living accommodations or in places not designated for human habitation.”
What We Do
The ministry does not take a traditional approach to serving needs within the community.
Our overall goal is to create an organization that helps the homeless to grow emotionally, mentally, spiritually, physically, and vocationally. Through relationship building, access to a wide range of services and education; we engender an environment where each guest, irrespective of ability, can cognitively and demonstratively achieve some semblance of
growth and success for themselves.
Matthew's Hope is not an emergency shelter.
(14 transitional housing units are available to those who are willing to earn their way toward a life of independence and self-sustainability)
Matthew's Hope is not a soup kitchen.
(We have a Food Pantry and donated meals are served to all guests on outreach days).