Ministerial Association Temporary Shelter (MATS): I would like to to let you know about a local ministry that I just found out about. I found this out because of a customer who came into my work with an upcoming benefit concert at his church. This ministry is called MATS (Ministerial Association Temporary Shelter).
Ministerial Association Temporary Shelter (MATS)
Dr. Gary Brewster, Executive Director shared with me. “We are a self-sufficiency ministry for the homeless started 28 years ago by local churches, pastors and para-church ministries. We bring over 400 individual men, women, and whole families including children into the program per year”
- MATS was founded by five churches in the Morristown, TN area.
- MATS provides the residents with programs to help them be successful after they leave.
- As of September 2014, MATS has served over 10,264 residents.
- MATS is recognized as a “Best Practice Agency” by the State of Tennessee.
I took info from the email from Dr. Brewster, their website and their Facebook page.