Meeting the Basic Needs of the "Structurally Challenged"
Each Tuesday and Thursday our staff and volunteers make sure all Guests receive new PPE, collect dirty laundry, or deliver fresh laundry. Our Mobile Pantry provides nonperishable foods, hygiene items and clothing needs. The Healthcare Team makes sure our guests get their medications, check temperatures, blood pressures, and dress wounds, etc. The team delivers warm prepared food prepared and/or donated by our community partners and volunteers.
Providing for basic needs such as food, hygiene items, clothing, tents and sleeping bags
Provides transportation to showers, haircuts, medical assistance and more.
Outreach Center Services
Each Tuesday and Thursday, staff members and volunteers serve many of the "least of these" of our community. Hundreds of people are served weekly.
Guests arrive at our Matthew's Hope Outreach Center located at 611 Business Park Blvd. in Winter Garden between 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., check in**, enjoy a hot breakfast and lunch & dinner to go. Each is offered a warm shower, shave, a hair cut, laundry service, and new clothing as needed. They can visit one of our Medical Team, shop for nonperishable food items in the Garden of Eatin' food pantry, or select hygiene items through a volunteer personal shopper.
Some guests visit with staff members who assist them with various benefits, identification cards or other services. Other guests and volunteers simply visit, play games and share in fellowship with others.
Most importantly, every guest is shown the Love of Christ through the Call to Serve as detailed in the book of Matthew 25:35-40, from which the ministry derives its name. Each guest, in their own unique and special way, departs at the end of each Ministry Service Day better for having been present, and better prepared to "hide in plain sight" in our shared community.
Any and all who are within the scope of "Who We Serve" includes any person who is currently homeless and has some connection to our community is welcome to arrive at the Outreach Center to participate in services offered.
**NOTE: First Time Guests participate in an extended Intake Process, including a background check. Only those with prior sex-related criminal offenses are exempted from becoming a welcomed guest of the ministry, for legal purposes.
Dignity and trust built through food, clothing, hygiene and meeting other basic needs.
Provides assistance with ID's Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, Food Stamps, Phones
Provides assistance with Medical, Dental, Optical, Financial direction, Legal and more