Contact:          LaTrice Jordan – Vice President, Marketing & Development
                         ljordan@matrixhs.org /313.831.1000 Ext. 1135
DETROIT, December 10, 2015
Matrix Human Services, a 109 year non-profit in Detroit joins forces with Michigan AIDS Coalition (MAC) forming MAC Health, a new Matrix program.
MAC Health’s prevention, advocacy, and education services that are key to the legacy of MAC will be added to the medical case management, home health care, mental health, non-medical case management, linkage to care, and early intervention services of the existing Matrix Ryan White program providing a full scope of services to the community.
“The affiliation of Michigan AIDS Coalition and Matrix Human Services represents a progressive, entrepreneurial approach to driving the mission of fighting this horrible epidemic.  In combining these complimentary programs, we are ensuring that the work of both organizations will carry forward, while giving confidence to our supporters that we continue to be successful in an ever more efficient and effective manner,” states Terry Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan AIDS Coalition
Matrix is proud to continue the legacy of excellence and care represented by the Michigan AIDS Coalition and welcomes them to the Matrix family.
“This merger creates a full service spectrum for the communities we serve.  None of these services are duplicative, so the scope of care and assistance now available to the community is greatly enhanced and fully connected under the Matrix umbrella of programming,” said Karen Bisdorf, Chief Operating Officer, Matrix Human Services.
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 109 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 ASPIRE Matrix (formerly Transition to Success™)
providing a system of care designed to empower families and individuals to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Matrix is currently seeking professionals to add to their dynamic team.  Visit www.matrixhumanservices.org to learn more.
About MAC Health, formerly Michigan Aids Coalition (MAC)
The Michigan AIDS Coalition (MAC) was formed in 2009 in a strategic merger between the Michigan AIDS Fund and the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, bringing together nearly 40 years expertise in fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The mission of MAC is to prevent HIV/AIDS in Michigan by promoting healthy lifestyles, providing and investing in evidence-based, innovative programs, and through advocacy and education.
To discover more about Matrix Human Services and how you can get involved visit www.matrixhumanservices.org or contact us at (313) 831-1000.