History

A Lifeline to Homeless Men

Matthew 25 had its beginning in 1986 thanks to the combined efforts of Fletch Coke and Ames Davis from Christ Church Cathedral and Sue Spickarrd and the late Cotton Clark from First Presbyterian Church. The founders recognized the need for more structured housing for working homeless men than the night-by-night programs that were being offered at the time. Their combined efforts resulted in the creation of a place where homeless men could work, return to a place they could temporarily call home, and there, with the help of a caring staff , they would be taught the skills they needed to live more effective lives.

 

arrow2 1986 - Matthew 25 opened its doors at 8th and Broadway with 22 beds.
arrow2 1992 “ Matthew 25 relocated to Vine Hill Towers and expanded to 50 beds.
arrow2 2004 “ Matthew 25 began providing permanent apartments to graduates via The Progressive Housing Program.