The mission of Matthews HELP Center is to help our neighbors and surrounding
communities survive financial crisis by providing short - term assistance.
Matthews Help Center is recognized as the best place to help and be helped.
In everything we do, we will act with respect, compassion, and a
determination to improve the quality of life for those we serve.
Read more about our services:
- Crisis Assistance
- Food Pantry
- Backporch Treasures Thrift Boutique
- Back 2 School Program
- Bounceback Backpack Program
- Thanksgiving Feast Program
- Holiday Support Program
- Professional Financial Planning
A Brief History
In 1978, June Hamrick (0f the Matthews Woman’s Club) and Iris Devore (of the Happy Times Club) sought a central place in the Matthews community to provide crisis assistance. The Woman’s Club membership enlisted the entire community in organizing such a center. The Town of Matthews offered this group of volunteers the use of the historic Clark House, and the doors of the Matthews HELP Center opened in November 1979. Community and municipal help were critical to our start, and to this day, we enjoy the broad support of our neighbors throughout Matthews. But we are proud to say that we receive no federal, state or local government funding - and no United Way funding. Matthews HELP Center is supported annually through sales in our Backporch Treasures Thrift Boutique and the generosity of individuals, families, foundations, area churches and businesses. At Matthews HELP Center, we aspire to be recognized as the best place to help and be helped in this community.
The mission of Matthews HELP Center is to help our neighbors and those in surrounding communities survive financial crisis by providing short-term assistance.