St. Matthew House:
In 1994, the vision of establishing a home for independent, disabled adults in Howard County, was conceived by Maria Turley, a parishioner of Saint Matthew Church. Over the next five years, advocates worked diligently toward the goal of realizing the vision to build such a facility. Community support was solicited and garnered. A government grant was awarded and commercial and private donations were raised. Partnerships to build and operate St. Matthew House were formed.
On April 25 1999, His Beatitude Metropolitan Theodosius, along with government, and business leaders gathered together to dedicate St. Matthew House in Columbia, Maryland, a 501 (c) (3) organization.
St. Matthew House consists of fifteen individual units for residents. Each unit is 540 square feet and provides the following standard features:
• One bedroom, living room, bathroom, and a kitchenette.
• Fully equipped to meet the physical and spatial needs
• Wide door passages, specifically designed kitchens with lower cabinets and appliances, grab bars in the bathrooms, and a wheelchair accessible roll-in shower
There are wide, wheel-chair accessible hallways throughout St. Matthew House, as well as these features available to all residents:
• Large community room and lounge,
• Kitchen and dining room,
• Library and computer work areas.
The location of St. Matthew House in the fully accessible, barrier-free Kings Contrivance Village Center enables the residents to shop, bank, socialize, and generally carry on the activities of normal life. Howard County's barrier-free public transportation stops at the Center. All these factors make St. Matthew House's site an ideal neighborhood for people with physical disabilities.
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.
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“.. I was a stranger and you took Me in..” Matthew 25:35