Empowering Individuals and Families - 5:16
with Brad Coulter, President & CEO for Matrix Human Services
Posted Nov 21, 2017
Inspired by its heritage since 1906, Matrix Human Services advocates for and serves the most vulnerable in the metropolitan Detroit community and empowers individuals and families to enhance the quality of their lives and achieve self sufficiency. Matrix Human Services, a 501(c)3 organization, has served the Detroit community and surrounding areas for well over 100 years. The League of Catholic Women led the way in 1906 with a vision and mission to fight poverty. Today our mission remains the same as we continue to touch hearts and change lives in our community. With programs at more than 30 locations, Matrix Human Services serves more than 20,000 individuals and families each year. Brad Coulter of Matrix Human Services joins Laurel Hess to discuss important programs like the head start preschool program. Interview recorded November 16th, 2017.
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