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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Trustee Brian Coleman Honored by Matthew House

The event was focused on “Supporting and Unleashing the Bonds of Homelessness,” and honored Trustee Coleman for his role and leadership in politics and government.

Matthew House is a nonprofit community based organization that provides food, shelter, housing, and supportive services to needy men, women and children who are homeless. Matthew House is celebrating almost 30 years of providing homeless services to individuals who are experiencing or at risk of becoming homeless, and honor those individuals who not  only support the cause, but are positive figures in all communities.

Matthew House offers daytime supportive services, currently being the only safe haven for homeless individuals on the South Side of Chicago. It addresses emergency needs such as food, daytime shelter, clothing, showers, and assisting clients in finding overnight shelter.

Brian A. Coleman was elected as a Village of Richton Park Trustee in April 2011. Brian is a devoted husband of 28 years, a 24-year resident of Richton Park and the father of two fine young men. He provides continuous volunteer support to the community with a focus on veterans, youth, and skill development.

In 2004, he was appointed to the Richton Park Planning and Zoning Commission, and in 2009, was elected as Chairman of the Commission. Later Brian was named Richton Park Citizen of the Year for his contributions and support of various efforts within the community. In 2012, he was appointed as President of the Benjamin O. Davis VFW Post 311 Men’s Auxiliary.

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