Who We Are

St. Matthew’s House (SMH) is a charitable, nonprofit and multi-service agency. It is an outreach of the Anglican Diocese of Niagara and its beginnings date back half of a century. The “Bayfront Clergy” opened a storefront ministry in 1964 to serve residents in the north end of Hamilton.

Together with our community partners, we work toward alleviating the poverty experience, eliminating poverty and adopting best practices for improved quality of life.

St. Matthew’s House serves people living in and around some of the most impoverished areas in Hamilton. Our services include emergency food, crisis intervention and outreach to seniors and vulnerable persons to support independent living. Clients include persons with limited or no income, persons living in poor health or with chronic conditions, persons of all ages and newcomers. SMH provides an on-site day care (largely subsidized spaces) and special needs resource teachers who support children with developmental disabilities in day care sites in Hamilton.

St. Matthew’s House is supported through its donor base and funding sources including the City of Hamilton, United Way of Hamilton and Burlington, Hamilton Community Foundation, and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.