Matthew 25 House, Inc. is a local social justice outreach program for men who are now in the Story County Jail, halfway houses, or an Iowa Prison. It helps integrate them into a local church and the Ames community. Almost seventy percent of the men released from jail eventually return to jail. Why? Many need to learn new skills and new behavior. Many have no one who cares whether they live or die. Central to the Matthew 25 House program is overcoming this by having each resident become a member of a local Christian congregation with the following goal in mind: to walk the path toward Jesus Christ, never turning back to jail or prison.

If the formerly incarcerated do not find Christ in our hearts, where then will they find Him.Don Payer, Founder