To provide short-term crisis assistance to our neighbors in the Greater Matthews community.
A self-sufficient, thriving community for all.
Hope: We serve as a bridge to a better quality of life
Empathy: We approach each interaction with kindness and compassion to seek to understand the uniqueness of every situation
Love: We treat each other with respect, dignity and listen without judgement
Partnership: We engage with the community to empower our clients to overcome their current crisis and be better prepared for tomorrow.
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. 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.