Food Tuesdays @ The Matrix Center

Every other Tuesday, our food giveaway at The Matrix Center freely distributes food to our community in an effort to address a basic need – food security. If you, or someone you know are in need of assistance, all are welcome. Join us 2:00pm – 4:00pm for sign-up. Food distribution immediately follows. Presented with partnership and support from Forgotten Harvest.

Youth Programs at Matrix

Innovative after-school and in-school programming for youth ages 7-17.

Matrix Youth Assistance Program (MYAP), provides innovative after-school and in-school youth programming for public schools, charter schools, and community youth ages 7-17. Our staff excels in finding ways to help our community youth define and obtain their goals in all areas of life.

Child Development Associate Certification

Career Makeover at Matrix! 

The CDA® is a credential that early childhood educators can earn to demonstrate certain competencies and, in turn, can help them advance their careers..

Healthy Senior Living Initiative

For individuals who are 55+

Seniors can receive coordinating care activities such as aerobic classes, cooking classes, health seminars, and sharing information among all participants to improve overall healthy living.

Give Your Career a Head Start

Give your career a Head Start at Matrix! 

Learn more about the many positions we have available. Apply online first to be considered for offers.


As developments with Coronavirus continue, we will be doing everything we can to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

We're on a mission to revitalize Detroit.

Matrix Human Services is Educating Children, Supporting Families and Rebuilding Neighborhoods in Detroit.

Operating multiple programs in more than 35 Detroit locations, Matrix provides services to more than 25,000 individuals and families annually and operates the largest  Head Start program in Detroit serving more than 1,900 children.


We’re Busy Making an Impact


All Matrix programs use a multi-generational approach to work with the entire family, offering a strong, reliable hand-up, not just a hand-out. Learn more.


Join us or support one of our many signature events, fundraisers and community events. Events help provide essential services to the community and support our work towards building stronger, more vibrant Detroit neighborhoods. Check out our events calendar.


Ongoing and unique volunteer opportunities are available throughout the agency. Sign-up online as an individual or group for any ongoing needs and events or to develop a volunteer service project to suit your specific needs, group and skill set! Matrix volunteers make a huge impact, locally. #VolunteerMatrix


Your gift can help feed a hungry family, provide shelter to a homeless child, provide support to those in crisis and support Matrix programs that are uplifting thousands of local lives, every day.
Reoccurring gift options are available.
An average of 90% of every donation goes directly toward program funding!

Please #GiveDetroit today.




Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

As developments with Coronavirus continue, we will be doing everything we can to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Following The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announcement to close all pre-K through 12 schools until June 6, all Head Start locations will out for the rest of the school year. Please monitor social media and the Matrix website for updates.

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