Nepenthe House


Nepenthe House (Greek): "a place of solace from pain and suffering".

Owned and operated by the community Board of Directors of Matthew 25;40 Corporation and located on an acre of land in a north Lake Charles neighborhood.  Nepenthe House is operated as a halfway house for men seeking recovery since December, 1998 and now currently provides services to 16 clients.

Nepenthe House is a newly renovated facility designed to provide a safe, comfortable atmosphere for clients to transition back into society.  Admission is through a referral for a 28-day Inpatient Treatment Center. The program takes a minimum of six months to complete and may be extended should the client's needs dictate.

Clients are required to:

  • Perform daily housekeeping chores
  • Obtain employment
  • Attend daily community/in-house meetings
  • Individual/groups counseling sessions
  • Assist in the development of their individual treatment plans

Clients must be able to get to community meetings, job interviews, appointments, and etc. on their own.  Nepenthe House can provide transportation for emergency situations and other specific needs as deemed appropriate by the staff.  Clients are not allowed to bring personal vehicles to Nepenthe House.

For information or referral forms, please contact the staff of Nepenthe House at (337) 439-3061 or fax at (337) 439-4279.  You may contact the administrative staff of Matthew 25:30 Corporation at (337) 439-3061 or fax (337) 439-4279.  Email address is:

Contact Information

(337) 439-3061
(337) 439-4279

Directions to Facility:
(See "map this address" link, above, to view a dynamic map and get driving directions from your location) 

From I-10 Westbound: In Lake Charles exit on Enterprise Boulevard - turn North (right). Continue over overpass - stay on Enterprise Boulevard. Enterprise Boulevard "dead ends" at Geiffers Street. Turn right onto Geiffers Street. Go to signal light which is North First Avenue - turn left. Go 2 blocks to Martha Street - turn right. Facility is second building on right side of street.