Matrix Human Services

Have you had a meal today? Many have not.
A warm bed? Imagine a cardboard box.


Matrix Human Services is dedicated to the city of Detroit with never ending passion, serving more than 25,000 clients annually. To continue helping those in need, we need your help.
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Welcome to Matrix Human Services:  Everyday in Detroit, Matrix is touching hearts and changing lives – fighting poverty with 15 programs operating out of 33 locations – programs designed to support, educate and empower families, children, men and women. Our Mission? To break the generational cycle of poverty gripping the city of Detroit.

Matrix has been committed to the city of Detroit for more than 106 years with a never ending passion… and we continue our march – working with every woman, man, and child that enters our doors, ensuring they have food, clothing, shelter, an education, a job, and hope for tomorrow.

By implementing our Transition to Success Model into the lives of our clients, we impact and uplift, developing a real path to independence….not just a hand out but a strong and reliable hand up.

LOCAL 108 YEAR NON-PROFIT SEEK INDIVIDUALS & CORPORATIONS TO ADOPT FAMILIES IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: LaTrice Jordan – Vice President, Marketing & Development
ljordan@matrixhs.org /313.831.1000 Ext. 1135

LOCAL 108 YEAR NON-PROFIT SEEK INDIVIDUALS & CORPORATIONS TO ADOPT FAMILIES IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

DETROIT, November 25, 2014 – Matrix Human Services (Matrix), a 108 year nonprofit organization in Detroit desperately needs your help to ensure that the 2014 Angel Tree Extravaganza is a success. What makes this gift-giving event unique is sponsors meet their adopted family over lunch at the Matrix Center in Detroit. Last year, more than 100 families were adopted. Matrix is striving to surpass this goal for 2014. To date, thirty families anxiously await adoption.

“We would like to ask corporations and individuals to consider adopting a family this holiday season. Last year, more than 100 families were adopted. This year, we are struggling to reach our goal and we need the help of this dynamic community to ensure that no family goes without. It’s easy to adopt. Simply contact the Matrix Human Services Center to receive a list from a family that needs your help,” said LaTrice Jordan, Vice President of Marketing & Development, Matrix Human Services.

Thank you to those who stepped up this year to make a difference including Homrich Demoliton, a full service demolition contractor serving as our Lunch Sponsor as well representatives from various organizations including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bodman, CoventryCares/Aetna, Flagstar Bank, iHeartMedia, The Kresge Foundation, Kroger, Molina and Plante Moran who personally formed teams to support this endeavor.

The Angel Tree Holiday Gift Giving Extravaganza will be held December 13th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Matrix Center located at 13560 E. McNichols in Detroit. To adopt a family or discover other ways to help, contact the Matrix Center at (313) 526-4000 to speak with Ken Brown (kbrown@matrixhs.org) or Wanda Hutchinson (whutchinson@matrixhs.org).

“To witness the overwhelming gratitude of those who benefit from this event and to experience sponsors connecting with adopted families is priceless. Please consider helping today,” continues Jordan.

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About Matrix Human Services

Matrix Human Services is a Detroit-based nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)3, social service organization offering a range of programs devoted to maintaining and supporting the family unit and improving the quality of life for individuals of all ages. Serving the community for 108 years, our mission is to fight generational poverty. Matrix offers positive life experiences, assistance with basic needs, education and supportive services that defuses crisis, treat individual & family problems, prevent abuse and neglect or criminal activities. All programs are rooted in the Transition to Success Model™ (TTS™) providing a system of care designed to empower families and individuals to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

To discover more about Matrix Human Services and how you can get involved visit www.matrixhumanservices.org or contact us at (313) 831-1000.
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MATRIX HUMAN SERVICES (MHS) JOB FAIR OCTOBER 7TH AND 8TH MORE THAN 100 POSITIONS AVAILABLE WITH MATRIX HEAD START

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: LaTrice Jordan- Vice President, Marketing & Development  ljordan@matrixhs.org /313.831.1000 Ext. 1135

MATRIX HUMAN SERVICES (MHS) JOB FAIR OCTOBER 7TH AND 8TH

MORE THAN 100 POSITIONS AVAILABLE WITH MATRIX HEAD START

Seeking 70 Teachers, 40 Parent Educator Associates and 17 Building Associates
Also Management Positions!

DETROIT, October 2, 2014 – Matrix Human Services (Matrix), a 108 year nonprofit organization in Detroit is hosting a JOB FAIR ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 7TH FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. AND WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH FROM 11 A.M.  TO 7 P.M. AT THE SAMARITAN CENTER LOCATED AT 5555 CONNOR ST. IN DETROIT.  More than 100 full-time positions are available for immediate employment. For more information, job descriptions and qualifications visit www.matrixhumanservices.org.

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Matrix Head Start is a federally funded, comprehensive program serving low-income children ages zero to five as well as special needs children and their families.  As a trilingual, multicultural program, MHS is sensitive to the cultural differences, strengths and uniqueness of our community and teaches in three languages English, Spanish and Arabic. The multifaceted program approach includes training opportunities, shared facilities, extensive community partnerships and engagements that establish Matrix as an authority in early childhood education and childcare.

“The most important lifelong gift we can give to our children is to provide the support their parents need to move out of poverty.  What differentiates Matrix Head Start and all Matrix programs is our Transition to Success™ platform designed to coordinate all services across our community to improve health and economic self-sufficiency outcomes for children and their families,” said Dr. Marcella Wilson, President and CEO of Matrix Human Services.

The  “Transition to Success™” program coordinates care for basic needs, literacy, getting an education (including GED and higher education for parents), financial literacy and volunteerism and all key components for self-sufficiency for individuals and families living in poverty. Matrix Head Start recently received a $125 Million grant from the Federal Government over the next five years to support this innovative program that includes individualized instruction, multicultural environment, bilingual classrooms (English, Spanish and Arabic), services to children with special needs and events that connect families to resources including food, education and health services throughout the community. Matrix Head Start serves more than 1,900 children and families and is expanding to offer services at 30 locations by 2015 year-round .

“We provide children with shelter, nutrition, education and a support system that branches out to their parents and caretakers.  Children and parents discover purpose by mapping their dreams and creating, with the help of trained professionals, a realistic plan to make those dreams come true,” Wilson continues.

About Matrix Human Services
Matrix Human Services is a Detroit-based nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)3, social service organization offering a range of programs devoted to maintaining and supporting the family unit and improving the quality of life for individuals of all ages. Serving the community for 108 years, our mission is to fight generational poverty. Matrix offers positive life experiences, assistance with basic needs, education and supportive services that defuses crisis, treat individual & family problems, prevent abuse and neglect or criminal activities.  All programs are rooted in the Transition to Success™ Model (TTS™) providing a system of care designed to empower families and individuals to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

To discover more about Matrix Human Services and how you can get involved visit www.matrixhumanservices.org or contact us at (313) 831-1000. For more information on Matrix Head Start or to enroll call 844-4HS-INFOMatrix Head Start: It’s not just for kids!