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16207 177th Ave SE Monroe, WA 98272

Mission Statement

Supporting Families of the Incarcerated

The vision of the Matthew House (Simon of Cyrene Society, Inc ) is to:“Value and empower women, and supporting families of the incarcerated.”

“Said organization is organized exclusively to provide a support system for the prison families in the state of Washington, including, but not limited to, formation of the Matthew House to assist families of inmates, relatives, and friends of inmates; family hospitality support and such other related purposes as deemed just by the Board of Directors of said society. This corporation is organized exclusively for health, human services, and scientific, literary or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Learn more on the About Us page.

Supporting families of the incarcerated

Our Philosophy 

Matthew House / The Simon of Cyrene Society, Inc., is founded on strong principles of caring, and respect for all individuals. We strive for excellence, integrity and honesty in all of our business practices, as well as always treating people with dignity and respect. We will not tolerate discrimination, or prejudice towards any other individuals. These continue to be the paramount character traits we strive for in the selection of all staff.

Matthew House provides HELP and HOPE to supporting families of the incarcerated in Washington State.

Supporting families of the incarcerated

Matthew House is an ecumenical, interracial, multi-service prison service agency which exists to reach out and respond to the loved ones of inmates of prisons and jails across the state of Washington, but primarily in Monroe, Washington. It operates three programs:


Overnight accommodation /shelter program. Three separate apartments provide overnight accommodations.


Matthew House provides emergency food pantry, clothing room and hospitality for those visiting loved ones at the prisons in Monroe.


Prayer Line -Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed, depressed, discourage don’t know what do ? Please reach us and we will pray for you, click on the link or call us and we will add you to our prayer chain. All prayer request are strictly confidential. Click for prayer or call for prayer 360-863-3067.

Matthew House is located just outside the gates of the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, WA.
Matthew House is a 501 (c) (3) … as such we are certified as a not-for-profit corporation by the U. S.Internal revenue Service. All contributions to our work are tax deductible.