St. Matthew House Board

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“.. I was a stranger and you took Me in..” Matthew 25:35










St. Matthew House:

  • Was the idea of parishioner Maria Turley (memory eternal) in April, 1994

  • Is a home for physically disabled persons who can live independently and do not need assisted living or skilled nursing services

  • Was discussed within the parish and unanimously voted for (with four abstentions) on August 14, 1994

  • Was later co-sponsored by the Orthodox Church in America

St. Matthew House was dedicated by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Theodosius on April 25, 1999 and:

  • Is one of only a few homes in the US designed specifically for individuals with physical disabilities

  • Is funded by the HUD 811 program and has received private and corporate donations

St. Matthew House is located adjacent to the Orthodox Church of St. Matthew in the King’s Contrivance Village of Columbia, MD. It consists of:

  • A secure building with fifteen one bedroom residents’ units and whole house WiFi access

  • Fully accessible bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, and kitchenettes

  • Common spaces including a living room, family room, dining room, kitchen, guest room, laundry, and screened porch

St. Matthew House is a non-smoking facility.

Members of the Orthodox Church of St. Matthew serve on the Board of Directors of St. Matthew House. For more information contact James Dramby.