What We Do What does Matthew 25 Ministries do?
We are in the business of investing in the success of individuals when often they are left with no place to turn. Matthew 25 Ministries (through your donations) invests approximately $925.00 to bring home each new resident. It starts with the normal administrative expenses of our process – initial contact, communicating with family and release officers, reviewing the application and conducting an interview. We normally pick them up and transport them home as this can be a confusing and even overwhelming time upon release. This is also our first opportunity to build lasting relationships. Food and clothing are often provided and when they arrive, there is fresh bedding and supplies. The following day is often spent taking them every place necessary to ensure their compliance with their probation requirements or state law. Our staff is also on-site to assist them with applying for health care and food stamps and often provides employment assistance and other services.
Recently, we were able to make the necessary investment in 91-year-old “Bud”. With no support from friends or family, we were able to cover his living expenses until his social security benefits were activated and he became financially self-sufficient. I shudder to think what may have otherwise happened to him.
We have seen that these investments have made a tremendous impact in the lives of individuals by giving them the opportunity to succeed. These successes have resulted in a decrease in homelessness and unemployment, reduced recidivism and re-incarceration, increased public safety and, ultimately, a savings to taxpayers.
I encourage you to make an investment today – in individuals, our communities and Matthew 25 Ministries – Where All Things Are Possible.
Matthew 25 Ministries is a proud partner of the Reentry Task Force of Palm Beach County, and we wish the help extend the invitation to the REENTRY SUMMIT 2018. With 5% of the world’s population, the United States incarcerates 25% of the world’s prisoners. The successful reintegration of citizens returning to their communities following incarceration […]
It looks like March is going to be a very busy month for intake. We just approved another new resident today, and confirmed the release of another that we’ve previously approved. We are also going to be bidding a fond farewell to one of our residents who has been approved to move to New York […]
Matthew 25 Ministries means security to me. When I got out of prison, I lived on the streets for a few months. I learned how much I was hated and feared, treated as a monster and less than an animal, with no place to live in Ft. Lauderdale. I turned to Matthew 25 Ministries and […]
Our 2018 Annual Banquet is over and we had a great time! With a perfect combination of delicious food, soul-stirring music, outstanding fellowship, and meaningful information it was our premier fund-raising event of the year! Be sure to check back regularly or subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our upcoming events! 2018 Banquet […]
This week, we approved two new residents to arrive soon at Matthew 25 Ministries. On Tuesday, February 20, Ted and I will be driving down to Florida City to pick up the first new resident, and we are eagerly waiting to hear when we will be able to pick up the second. There are few […]
The recording of 2017’s Christmas in the Village presentation (CITV 2017), The Show, is now available on YouTube. Check it out!