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About Matthews Human Services Council

The mission of the Matthews Human Services Council is to enhance the quality of life for the people living in the Matthews area by collaborating and being the driving force with local agencies, organizations and institutions to help resolve community need.

MHSC By-Laws


MHSC meetings are open to Matthews area non-profit organizations. Guests welcome.

Officers 2018-2019


current officers

Left to Right: Brian Beavers - Secretary, Bill Helms - President, Kathy Schumacher - Vice President, (not shown: Sue Sproat, Treasurer)


While pursuing an advanced degree from UNCC, Joan Uhrich needed a project for class. Because of her job as Director of Matthews Help Center, she saw a need for coordination of activities within the Town of Matthews and for non-profit agencies and organizations to get to know one other. She contacted as many non-profits as possible and the first meeting of Matthews Human Services Council was held in March 1995.

Butch Martin was the first president of MHSC with Jerry McGuire and Carl Fischer among the earliest members.


Matthews Human Services Council meeting


Matthews Human Services Council meeting