Matthews Help Center

Rating: 4.97 stars   33 reviews


PO Box 91 119 N. Ames St. Matthews NC 28106 USA


To care for those in the community by providing programs and services that will meet life's basic needs, and by connecting those in need with resources that improve quality of life.


30 years of progressively growing in our community and caring for those in need.

Target demographics:

Anyone experiencing a financial crisis, living within our service area.

Geographic areas served:

5 mile radius around the center, 10 miles into Stallings & Indian Trail, and anyone with a Matthews residential address.


Back to School Program - school supplies and backpacks for students in the fall Bounceback Back Pack Program - food for hungry kids on the weekends Holiday Adoption Program - pairing families in need with caring donors of holiday gifts Medical Equipment Lending Program - lending medical equipment to people in need

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Reviews for Matthews Help Center

Rating: 5 stars  

The Matthews Help Center does an amazing job of ministering to those who are experiencing a crisis in their lives. The staff is very committed and compassionate and treats each client with the respect they deserve. Volunteers are crucial to making the organization operate efficiently and effectively. The combination of the staff and volunteers truly make MHC "the house with a heart."

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I delivered boxes of food from the Help Center to an aquaintance who is struggling. Seeing the relief and gratitude on her face when I arrived with the food was very rewarding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increased space.

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Rating: 5 stars  

In this time of great economic distress, The Matthews Help Center responds to families in crisis with resources of financial assistance, clothing, food, additional referral sources and hope. Clients are no numbers, but welcomed guests into the 'house with a heart".

Dedicated volunteers work in the thrift shop which is the primary funding source for the Help Center. These volunteers come from every walk of life, every age and every econonic background, but all are joined in the quest to make life better for those in need.

The Matthews Help Center is a place of refuge for those in crisis and for those with a heart to serve others.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Talking with volunteers and hearing about the work of the excellent staff to aid people in need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Enable growth of services and in the physical location.

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