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The Matthew 25:40 Project
Garland's Hand Up to Help End Homelessness
"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sister of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:40
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Community Partners



Garland is so blessed to have many community partners who truly want to make a difference in improving the lives of our homeless and near homeless friends.  Those listed below contribute either by providing resources or funds toward our joint community efforts.  We thank God daily for their generous hearts!
We encourage your organization to join us in our endeavor to lift up God's children and help them help themselves to end their homelessness!

Anthem Strong Families

Anthem Strong Families strengthens families and individuals by giving adults the How To’s to champion their own life and their children’s lives through workshops, clinics and mentoring programs
.  Anthem works closely with Matthew 2540 Project in locating housing and jobs for our homeless friends. 

Anthem Strong Families welcomes cash donations to assist in providing the programs described above.


Axe Memorial United Methodist Church

Axe opens the doors to their gym during times of inclement weather so we can set up cots and provide shelter for our homeless friends.  They serve 3 hot meals each day during this time.  At other times, Axe provides a food pantry, showers, clothing and many other necessities to help keep our homeless friends safe and healthy. 

Axe welcomes donations of cash, blankets, non-perishable food items, clothing, shoes, and travel sized toiletries.  

City of Garland

The City of Garland assists us with our GLOWS (Garland Overnight Warming Station) by providing library signs to notify our friends when the shelter will be open, providing first responders to hit the streets to notify our friends the shelter is open, and through leadership and coordination of all organizations within the City that assist our friends through various means.

Counseling Institute of Texas

Counseling Institute of Texas (CIT) is a non-profit family counseling center serving the Dallas Area for over 30 years.  They provide a variety of counseling services for individuals and families.


Good Samaritans of Garland

Good Sams provides supplemental food assistance via a food pantry with kindness and compassion to our hungry and food-insecure neighbors living in Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse. 

Good Sams welcomes donations of cash and non-perishable food.

Hearts and Hands

Hearts and Hands offers assistance to help satisfy the immediate need for food while using the opportunity to share information other services in our city.  Shower facilities are open for the homeless on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Hearts and Hands welcomes donations of cash, non-perishable food, clothing, shoes and toiletries.

Lavon Drive Baptist Church

The folks at Lavon Drive Baptist Church provide buses to transport our friends to the shelter when we activate GLOWS (Garland Overnight Warming Station).

New Liberty Baptist Church

New Liberty Baptist Church provides free meals, showers, and loving hearts to our homeless friends.

St. Vincent de Paul

During Pope Francis’ recent visit, he reached Christians and non-Christians alike with his message of helping others. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been putting these words into practice for more than 170 years. SVdP is truly volunteer driven with a volunteer to staff ratio of 16 to 1.

St. Vincent de Paul welcomes cash donations.

Unlocking DOORS

By pulling together all resources, organizations, and programs into one coordinated effort, 
Unlocking DOORS allows for cross-networking, collaboration, cohesion and a stronger service model for those with criminal backgrounds. Through this model, Unlocking DOORS is helping reduce crime by guiding those with criminal backgrounds to a future of self-sufficiency that is crime-free.

Unlocking DOORS welcomes cash donations.


As a faith family, we exist to reflect Christ and impact lives on a journey of compassion. As a faith family, we exist to reflect Christ and impact lives on a journey of compassion. 

As a faith family, we exist to reflect Christ and impact lives on a journey of compassion.