Matthew House

Matthew House Matthew House is an organization dedicated to assisting children and the families of people incarcerated in Washington’s prisons.
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Thank you Bear Creek United Methodist Church for the wonderful Valentine’s Day baskets for our clients! Our women are go...
02/10/2020

Thank you Bear Creek United Methodist Church for the wonderful Valentine’s Day baskets for our clients! Our women are going to love them!❤️

From some of our wonderful clients❤️ We love getting updates on how their families are doing! Thank you Maria & Joyce, y...
01/17/2020

From some of our wonderful clients❤️ We love getting updates on how their families are doing! Thank you Maria & Joyce, your words mean the world to us❤️

Hope everyone is enjoying the snow!! We know we are! ❄️❄️❄️Photos by Ma Ma Linda Waddell-Paz
01/13/2020

Hope everyone is enjoying the snow!! We know we are! ❄️❄️❄️

Photos by Ma Ma Linda Waddell-Paz

01/07/2020

We are a week into 2020 and WOW how blessed we are!

We are fully booked for the next several months! Which means many families will get to visit their loved ones in prison without the stress of hotel fees/food/approved visiting clothing! HOW AWESOME!

That being said, we are asking for 10-15 financial pledges to help us monthly this winter! What does this look like? Well it’s as simple as choosing a manageable amount and pledging to donate that amount monthly! That could be anything from $25 a month from your household or maybe $500 from your business!

All donations go directly to helping Matthew House stay open, hot meals being served, and long distance families being able to visit their loved ones in prison without paying a hotel rate!

Call or private message us for more details or if you’d like to start your monthly pledge!

12/31/2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!!!

We hope you all have a safe & fun night as we celebrate saying hello to a new decade!!!

We’re excited for more time with loved ones, more laughter & hopefully a warmer summer here in the beautiful PNW! What are YOU looking forward too in 2020??

12/26/2019

Can you believe it is less than a week until year 2020?!?!?

There’s so much we believed for and saw happen in 2019, and are praying and looking forward to bigger vision, higher expectations & better goals!

We’re excited for this year and all the new opportunities it will bring! As we press into 2020, we’d like to ask for your financial support in any capacity. Matthew House has provided services for years, and none of it would be possible without the help from our community. Let’s team together to continue to serve the women, children & families of loved ones incarcerated.

Below is our link to donate online, through mail, or our address to visit us in person. Whether it’s $10 or $100, every contribution goes to help Matthew House continue to provide warm meals, groceries, clothing, visitor housing, and hope to our families! Also, donating from now until December 31st is a great way to get those last minute end of year tax deductions in😉

Thank you to every person who has supported us through the years & our new friends for joining our team! We love and appreciate each of you immensely!

http://matthewhousemonroe.org/donations/

From our house to yours .... MERRY CHRISTMAS!!“The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, t...
12/25/2019

From our house to yours ....
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

“The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” Luke‬ ‭2:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Today as we celebrate the light of the world that is Jesus, we celebrate the joy, peace and hope that He has brought into our lives, and the lives of everyone impacted by Matthew House!

Additionally, we are beyond thankful for every gift that was given out to our families to make this holiday happen!!

We hope you have an amazing Christmas❤️
Ma Ma Linda Waddell-Paz

12/21/2019

This Christmas we’ve been so blessed by all the donations given to make Christmas happen for our families.

Specifically we’d like to thank the staff at Monroe School District Bus Barn AND the Mobile-Mini Inc. team for facilitating toy drives specifically for Matthew House!

We wouldn’t be able to do Christmas without the help from our community!

Thank you Mary & Gary Davis for the 2 big pots of DELICIOUS Split Pea & Chicken Noodle soups for our families this weeke...
12/20/2019

Thank you Mary & Gary Davis for the 2 big pots of DELICIOUS Split Pea & Chicken Noodle soups for our families this weekend. Love the breads too!

Even what may seem like a small gesture of making a meal to bring in, adds such a huge contribution to our daily needs! Thank you so much!

Looking for a way to get a few more 2019 tax deductibles before the New Year? Click the link below and support Matthew H...
12/17/2019
Donations - Matthew House

Looking for a way to get a few more 2019 tax deductibles before the New Year?

Click the link below and support Matthew House! http://matthewhousemonroe.org/donations/

Matthew House and it’s programs can always use: Financial Support Holiday Giving Thanksgiving Christmas Supplies Volunteers Thank you to all those who have given most generously to Matthew House. Your donations are very much appreciated. Financial Support Thank you very much for your generosity....

Happy Sunday!We’re so grateful for the toys that St Brendan Catholic Church of Bothell dropped off today! Thank you!
12/15/2019

Happy Sunday!

We’re so grateful for the toys that St Brendan Catholic Church of Bothell dropped off today!
Thank you!

Thank you Dr. Lance Eblen and the Monroe Chiropractic & Massage staff for the food and monetary donations! We are so tha...
12/14/2019

Thank you Dr. Lance Eblen and the Monroe Chiropractic & Massage staff for the food and monetary donations! We are so thankful for every person that contributed and for the MCM team for making this happen!

Amy Decaive of Troop 43998 took on the task of providing our kids with Christmas Stockings! What a huge responsibility! ...
12/14/2019

Amy Decaive of Troop 43998 took on the task of providing our kids with Christmas Stockings! What a huge responsibility! She did an INCREDIBLE job. Thank you Amy and everyone who brought in the items to fill the stockings! We are blessed! ❤️❤️

Thank you Peace Lutheran for the incredible Christmas gifts! Happy Holidays!
12/13/2019

Thank you Peace Lutheran for the incredible Christmas gifts! Happy Holidays!

12/13/2019

We’d love to say a huge THANK YOU to Tuscano's Italian Kitchen staff and team for supporting Matthew House this holiday season through their Giving Wreath Christmas fundraiser! And thank you for taking the time to stop by today and drop all the gifts off!

Community is all about supporting each other! So make sure to head over to Tuscano’s for lunch or dinner and enjoy their delicious menu this holiday season!

Thank You Lake Beecher Community Club for all the Christmas bags and donations for families!
12/12/2019

Thank You Lake Beecher Community Club for all the Christmas bags and donations for families!

Happiest of birthdays to the most generous, loving and selfless woman, our very own Executive Director, Linda Paz! Ma Ma...
12/09/2019

Happiest of birthdays to the most generous, loving and selfless woman, our very own Executive Director, Linda Paz! Ma Ma Linda Waddell-Paz

For over a decade she’s given her life for the cause of Matthew House and most importantly given her life for the cause of Jesus Christ. She is dedicated to providing
a safe and loving environment for those with loved ones incarcerated and works tirelessly to be an advocate for them.

Linda is a pillar of faith in Snohomish County, across the States, and internationally. Heavily involved with organizations/non profits/ministries like Monroe Chamber of Commerce, YWAM, and many more!

She is a wise leader who loves fiercely, and is always thinking of how God can use her to help others. Her joy is contagious, and her perseverance is inspiring! Plus, you can always count on her for a warm welcoming hug, ear to listen, prayer AND a good joke too!

Matthew House is blessed to call her Executive Director and our staff, volunteers, visitors, families and community are blessed to call her friend. WE LOVE YOU MAMA LINDA!!

Comment below your favorite memory with Mama Linda & let her know you’re thinking of her today! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

What a great way to end the weekend!! Rebekah, Lucy & Triston, from Kings Elementary School in Shorline collected hats a...
12/09/2019

What a great way to end the weekend!!

Rebekah, Lucy & Triston, from Kings Elementary School in Shorline collected hats and socks for families AND even added in a special handwritten encouragement!

THANK YOU!!

Thank you to Anita and Rich Prima for the incredible beautiful blankets you made and dropped off for our families!
12/08/2019

Thank you to Anita and Rich Prima for the incredible beautiful blankets you made and dropped off for our families!

Thank you to Velma, Elaine, Rebecca, and the team at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Startup WA for the handmade quilts!...
12/07/2019

Thank you to Velma, Elaine, Rebecca, and the team at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Startup WA for the handmade quilts! Keeping all our families cozy this winter season!

We love our international relationships!!Thank you to our friends in Brazil for the Dadinho Chocolate Wafers and Guarana...
12/07/2019

We love our international relationships!!

Thank you to our friends in Brazil for the Dadinho Chocolate Wafers and Guarana Soda!
Thank you to our friends in The Netherlands for the traditional wooden clogs!

Matthew House is so blessed!

Happy Friday! We’d like to thank every single person who donated and prayed for the #GivingTuesday campaign this week!To...
12/06/2019

Happy Friday! We’d like to thank every single person who donated and prayed for the #GivingTuesday campaign this week!

Together our community raised a total of $1,455!!! Which was $450 over our original goal!!!! HOORAY!!

Matthew House wouldn’t be where we are today without all your support❤️

THANK YOU Snohomish County Tribune for adding our list of Christmas needs to the paper! And special thank you to the Gal...
11/30/2019

THANK YOU Snohomish County Tribune for adding our list of Christmas needs to the paper! And special thank you to the Gallegos family for seeing those needs and donating toys to our families!

We are so thankful for our community!

11/30/2019
Thank you Frank and Parlene, and Eli from Bothell Knights of Columbus #9434 for your timely & generous donation to Matth...
11/29/2019

Thank you Frank and Parlene, and Eli from Bothell Knights of Columbus #9434 for your timely & generous donation to Matthew House!

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours! We cannot express enough how grateful we are for every single volunteer, don...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours! We cannot express enough how grateful we are for every single volunteer, donor, prayer warrior and friend who has made Matthew House exactly who we aim to be: a place of love and HOPE for our community and any family with loved ones incarcerated!

Psalms 95:2 says, “Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.”

Comment down below what you’re thankful for today❤️

Another amazing contribution made today by Mobile Mini Inc! Thank you Molly Smith for all you do!
11/25/2019

Another amazing contribution made today by Mobile Mini Inc! Thank you Molly Smith for all you do!

These food baskets are not only going to provide food but also help us create more storage space in our food pantry! Tha...
11/25/2019

These food baskets are not only going to provide food but also help us create more storage space in our food pantry! Thank you Sisco Heights Community Church!

Happy Monday! We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to Monroe VFW Post 7511 crew and Girl Scout Troop 46685 for collecting f...
11/25/2019

Happy Monday!

We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to Monroe VFW Post 7511 crew and Girl Scout Troop 46685 for collecting food outside Fred Meyer for Matthew House! Post Commander Drew James, Auxilary President Riannon James, and Steve Polari, delivered a variety of canned goods & non perishables that will help fill the food needs of our families this winter season! Vfw Monroe

11/22/2019

Thank you to our friends over at The Church at Maltby for the Thanksgiving dinners and gift cards! Excited to help our families have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thank you Cliff with Valley Pride Potatoes in Burlington WA for donating some lovely Yukon & Red Potatoes for Thanksgivi...
11/21/2019

Thank you Cliff with Valley Pride Potatoes in Burlington WA for donating some lovely Yukon & Red Potatoes for Thanksgiving next week!!

Thank you Tuscano's Restaurant for supporting Matthew House this year!!!!!!!!! Love you sooooooooo much, especially your...
11/20/2019

Thank you Tuscano's Restaurant for supporting Matthew House this year!!!!!!!!! Love you sooooooooo much, especially your Spicy Cajun Chicken Pasta! Its the best ❤❤❤❤❤❤ Everyone go and show your support by eating there and them them THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MATTHEW HOUSE!!!!!!!!

Thank you Tuscano's Restaurant for supporting Matthew House this year!!!!!!!!! Love you sooooooooo much, especially your...
11/20/2019

Thank you Tuscano's Restaurant for supporting Matthew House this year!!!!!!!!! Love you sooooooooo much, especially your Spicy Cajun Chicken Pasta! Its the best ❤❤❤❤❤❤ Everyone go and show your support by eating there and them say" THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MATTHEW HOUSE"!!!!!!!!

Ma Ma Linda Waddell-PazJust now ·  Give to Families at Matthew House. To send a donation: Matthew House, PO Box 201, Mon...
11/15/2019

Ma Ma Linda Waddell-Paz
Just now ·

Give to Families at Matthew House. To send a donation: Matthew House, PO Box 201, Monroe, WA 98272. Thank You from the bottom of our hearts

Please Pray for Matthew House during the holiday season!For our staff, families and finances!Matthew HousePO Box 201Monr...
11/07/2019

Please Pray for Matthew House during the holiday season!
For our staff, families and finances!

Matthew House
PO Box 201
Monroe, WA 98272

"Ma Ma Linda Discount"!!!!! A new coffee house across the street from us (by the taco truck) happened a new coffee stand...
08/01/2019

"Ma Ma Linda Discount"!!!!! A new coffee house across the street from us (by the taco truck) happened a new coffee stand. A portion of the proceeds goes to Matthew House!!!!!! Thank you Jesus! Go get a cup of coffee (or tea) and ask for the "Ma Ma Linda" discount and you get off 5% of what you buy!!!!!! FUN!!! Let's see how many discounts we can get!!! And THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ Please share this and pass it on...........

Love Matthew House! It never cease to amaze me how many people do not realized how many people we get from around the wo...
03/07/2019

Love Matthew House! It never cease to amaze me how many people do not realized how many people we get from around the world who come to visit a loved one here in Monroe Correctional Complex. Just this past year I have people coming from Israel, England, Netherlands, Greece, Mexico, Africa, Samoa, South America, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Japan, Australia, etc...as well as from all 50 states in America! We really have a little bit of the world coming through here to sleep!!!! We are an international hospitality prison family!!! LOVE I T!!!!!

02/17/2019

We've survived our catastrophic snow of February 2019!!! Thank you for your continued support of the ministry during February and here's a letter written this month for Matthew House by my grand-daughter!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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As December approaches every year, most Western Washington families have one thing on their mind: a white Christmas. Children and teenagers wish for a snow-filled Winter break away from school, while their parents and grandparents hope for a day or two off from work to spend with their loved ones. But when it didn’t snow again last Christmas, the idea of snow coming at all at any point for us might as well have been nonexistent. Little did any of us know, the white Christmas that we had been wanting so bad would arrive much later than we expected.

On Superbowl Sunday this year, during an intense game of football between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, snow began to fall over many parts of Western Washington. News stations had reported that there was a high expectancy of snow for that Sunday and the following Monday, but still, seeing snow start to pile up in February was shocking. Food was eaten, laughs were exchanged, and fingers were pointed out every window throughout the rest of the evening and into the next day.

We thought we were in the clear, as skies began to clear up and snow began to melt away that following Tuesday through Friday. But nothing would prepare us for the days to come after that. That weekend, snow fell again, only this time it came at full force. Families rushed to their closest grocery stores to stock up on food, wiping a lot of store shelves clean. Cars were locked up tight and keys were thrown to the side, not to be looked at again until the storm blew over.

Then, it happened.

The worst snowstorm to hit Western Washington in many years, hit, and 6-10 inches of snow dumped over us, breaking our February snowfall record. Thousands of people lost power which caused total disarray. Businesses shut down, hundreds of flights were cancelled, and roads were closed due to poor visibility and spin-outs. More snow took over the area through the rest of the workweek as well, causing school cancellations for extended periods of time.

Matthew House was closed from Friday, February 8th to February 15th. Our parking lot had so much snow in it that you couldn’t pull your car in to park. A sign was plastered at our front entrance to warn of the ice that had taken over our walkway. Cars coming down from the prison had gotten stuck at the end of our street, and people had no other choice but to leave their cars parked on the side of the road and walk back home. Our staff couldn’t get out of their neighborhood. Luckily at Matthew House, we had women staying upstairs in our apartments who were able to check on everything while we were snowed in at home.

I think that everyone can definitely agree that this February is one for the books, and not one that will be forgotten anytime soon. We hope that you were all able to keep warm and that you made it through the snowstorm safe. We might have been stuck indoors most days, but at least we made some new memories, and we hope that you made the most of what was given to us.

Have a wonderful week and please keep us in your thoughts when you choose to donate this month.

God Bless,
Matthew House Staff
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Thank you for all your love and support over the years for Matthew House. We are so blessed by everyone's love an compas...
12/18/2018

Thank you for all your love and support over the years for Matthew House. We are so blessed by everyone's love an compassion for our children and families with a loved one in prison. You bless us so much!!

My Beautiful 20 yr old Granddaughter is helping out at Matthew House right now. We were talking, and she asked if I let ...
11/06/2018

My Beautiful 20 yr old Granddaughter is helping out at Matthew House right now. We were talking, and she asked if I let people know we need financial help. (I had to laugh. I’m thinking I hate asking but I do. I have to ask but we do have incredible wonderful donors. They are the best!!!). I smiled and asked her if she was the Director what would a letter look like from her. Well here is a letter from a Grandma teaching her Granddaughter to do an appeal letter. Love you, Linda

(I'm so proud of her!).

My name is Demitra Wathel, and although I only started working at Matthew House this past July, I’ve been in-and-out of here my whole life. Linda Paz, the executive director of Matthew House, is my grandmother, and it’s because of her that I’ve been able to watch this building transform from what it used to be, to what it is now. But it wasn’t until I grew up and started working here for myself that I understood how much work is put into running this organization, and how important everybody is to our success. We take a lot of pride in both our volunteers and those who continue to help us through donating. Our volunteers ensure that donations get put into the right place, and make sure that our building remains clean and safe. Our volunteers are like family to us, and we can count on them to pick up wherever we left off. You, our donors, however are the backbone of our prison family ministry. Everybody that supports and donates contribute to the growth and success of Matthew House. Even those who only sign in to grab a cup of coffee, or to use the restroom before heading up to visit their loved one, contribute to our overall success. We would not be able to be where we are now without your generosity, and with your help, we’ll continue to help prison families in need.

Thank you so much for giving.
Demitra Wathel

Matthew House
PO Box 201
Monroe, WA 98272

Address

16207 177th Ave SE
Monroe, WA
98272-1913

Opening Hours

Monday 11:30 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 15:00
Friday 11:30 - 17:00
Saturday 11:30 - 17:00
Sunday 11:30 - 17:00

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(360) 794-8720

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Hi Linda, we wanted to be sure your facility and residents knew about an upcoming event we are very proud to help facilitate. We have partnered with Smiley's here in town on main street and they will be doing free oil changes on Thursday, the 13th from 8am-12pm (up to $50). This is such a great ministry and we are hoping it will bless some community families. https://www.facebook.com/events/1404246446429468/
This is the picture,we ,and our kids all have on our refrigerators...We love you so...and I just finished writing a check for dear Matthew House. We will see you soon. Love, Mimi
Today Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10am-2pm The Creekside Senior Living of Woodinville is sponsoring "The Creekside 2017 SUMMERTIME BASH!" This FUN event includes a Vintage Car & Resident Art Show, PLUS a Renovation Art/Plant Sale of which 💯% of the proceeds goes to Matthew House of Monroe. Included in today's event will be an authentic Hawaiian Luau Buffet, and the famous Islanders Steel Drum Band." Please join us!
Please join #TheCreeksideanMBKSeniorLivingCommunity on Saturday, August 26th from 10am-2pm for a great time during our 2017 Summertime Bash! 100% of the proceeds from our "Framed Art Sale" will benefit the #MatthewHouse which will enable them to continue the wonderful work they do by helping families of inmates. *See attached flyer for more details and information. https://www.facebook.com/cindi.sherstad/posts/10210282776491349
Thank you, Matthew House, for bringing your bus to TOUCH-A-TRUCK! The kids had a blast "riding" the bus and we appreciate you coming out for a fun day! Thank you again. 👉🏻🚒👈🏻🚍 https://www.facebook.com/monroechristianschool/posts/1583678371673345