COVID 19                  Ministry Response Teams

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COVID 19 Ministry Response Team 

Meeting the Basic Needs of the "Structurally Challenged" 

Each Tuesday and Thursday during this COVID 19 Crisis, our Lead Team makes sure everyone gets new PPE, makes sure all are Social Distancing, and collect dirty laundry, or deliver fresh laundry. Our Bus, now a Mobile Pantry, provides nonperishable foods, hygiene items and clothing needs. Our Healthcare Team makes sure our guests get their medications, check temperatures, blood pressures, and dress wounds, etc. Another Team delivers warm prepared food prepared and/or donated by various supporters. In early 2021 we added an additional 15 Passenger Van that has a fixed route that picks up guests interested in coming in for a shower, haircut, and other available services. 


Each Tuesday (and now Thursdays) since the inception of Matthew's Hope Ministries in March 2010, staff members and dedicated volunteers to 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. 

 

Administrative Offices

611 Business Park Blvd. #101
Winter Garden, FL  34787
Phone:  (407) 905-9500
Email:   info@matthewshopeministries.org 

Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 


Matthew's Hope Firm Foundation

Preschool & Daycare * DCF Lic. #C09OR1096

740 9th Street

Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Outreach Center 
611 Business Park Blvd. 
Tuesdays & Thursday 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Matthew's Hope Chest Store

Tri City Center 

1027 S. Dillard Street * Winter Garden

Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) /  www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com 

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