Pure Florida Partners with St. Matthew’s
Pure Florida’s newest partner is St. Matthew’s House, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating the elements of poverty in the community at their base. Pure Florida’s partnership launches a new program to support employees of St. Matthew’s House and graduates of the organization’s Justin’s Place Recovery Program, a long-term program for men and women aimed to combat drug and alcohol abuse. Graduates of Justin’s Place Recovery will earn a Pure Florida Fishing trip and a complimentary sightseeing cruise. It is estimated that the recovery program will have 120 graduates annually. Pure Florida is also providing tickets to Pure Florida’s sightseeing cruises for the 215 employees at St. Matthew’s House as part of the organization’s employee reward and appreciation program.
The mission of the Naples-based St. Matthew’s House is to change lives in a spiritual environment that is both compassionate and disciplined, as well as provide housing for the homeless and food for the needy. The Justin’s Place Recovery Program at St. Matthew’s House is a one-year Christian recovery program incorporating the 12 Step model and their biblical equivalents. The Celebrate Recovery core curriculum is used to help clients overcome their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Participation is voluntary and open to all men and women who want to change their lives.