The mission of Matthews HELP Center is to help our neighbors and those in surrounding communities survive financial crisis by providing short-term assistance.

Welcome to Matthews HELP Center!

Our vision is to be the central location in our community where help and resources are provided to those in need. The core values practiced daily by all staff state: in everything we do, we will act with respect, compassion and a determination to improve the quality of life for those we serve.

Centrally located in the Town of Matthews, we serve the following zip code areas:

28079 - Stallings, Indian Trail
28104 - Matthews
28105 - Matthews
28226 - Charlotte
28270 - Charlotte

Thank you to all who have contributed to our mission of providing programs and services that meet life's basic needs for those in crisis.

If you are in need of assistance, please click here.

Updated MHC COVID19 Operations

Due to changes as a result of COVID-19 our Social Work department is closed to the public. However we are still working virtually and providing food and financial assistance.

Our food assistance program is available Monday and Thursday by appointment for curbside pick- up 10am -1pm

Please leave a detailed message at (704) 847-8383 or complete the online contact form on our website at

Our Social Work staff will then contact you via phone or email to let you know the next steps to determine if you are eligible.

Backporch Treasures Thrift Boutique

Backporch Treasures Thrift Boutique will re-open to the public for shopping on June 1st. However we will be accepting thrift shop and food donations beginning May 16th. You can drop off Monday – Saturday from 10am-3pm. We will have safety protocols posted in the store that will protect shoppers, volunteers and staff.

We are working hard to bring back as many of our regular volunteers. Due to COVID 19 and space constraints we have decided to place a hold on any new volunteer opportunities until further notice.

On behalf of the entire MHC team and Board of Directors, we thank you for your support and continued flexibility as things change throughout this process. We remain dedicated to our work to strengthen, provide help and hope to our community one neighbor at a time. Please visit our website for additional information or to make a financial donation