Matts House Emergency Shelter for Women & Childen
The mission of Matts House is to provide safe and compassionate emergency shelter to homeless women and homeless women with children. While at Matt's House, guests are provided meals, hygiene products, clothing, and referrals to housing and employment resources. Children staying at Matts House are enrolled in our After School and Summer Camp Programs. Case management also helps connect our guests to resources specific to each persons needs. The Community Kitchen offers a free lunch, no questions asked, every day of the year. During the week, volunteers serve meals prepared by our wonderful kitchen, and volunteers purchase, prepare, and serve meals on the weekends.
Matt's House can host up to 18 guests per night.
Matt's House is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
A kitchen and laundry room is available on site.
For the safety of all, a new guest must be accompanied by law enforcement if arriving after 8pm.
After School Program: During the school year, After-School Program activities include homework assistance, specialized tutoring, field trips, enrichment opportunities, dropout prevention, and college prep and life skills education. Most of our kids and teens are considered at-risk because of where they live, what schools they attend, or what circumstances their families endure. Because of this, parents and guardians are also offered help as they try to navigate the school system. They may lack the knowledge, the time, or the skills to find the relevant resources. Our staff acts as liaisons between the schools and parents so that each student has the best opportunity for success. While the major part of our efforts are put into school work, we also make sure some of the afternoon is devoted to play, whether it be on the playground, around a game or card table, or on what is affectionately known as the field, (where our students play sports like kickball or freeze tag).
St. Dominic Community Health Clinic: St. Dominic's Health Services operates a Community Health Clinic at Stewpot providing primary care to persons without insurance and who cannot afford mainstream healthcare.
Health care services include: routine checkups, treatment of acute illnesses, nutrition counseling, waived lab testing, scheduling of lab, x-ray or other diagnostic services, referrals for specialty care and social services, and assistance with prescriptions, supplies and equipment. The clinic also provides a variety of educational programs for children, adolescents and adults in an effort to promote disease prevention and safety.
The clinic is staffed by a full-time family nurse practitioner, a medical assistant, a receptionist, and volunteer nurses and physicians
Hours of Operation:
A picture ID
Childrens birth certificate (if applicable)
Social security card