Mission Statement

Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection. Black and white, yellow, brown and red from Detroit and its suburbs of every economic status, national origin and religious persuasion we join in this covenant. — Adopted March 8, 1968


Established in 1987, Focus: HOPE’s early learning programs: Serve over 200 children per year; Serve over 250 women a year with peer to peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting.


Our programs prepare individuals for success when competing for jobs. We offer a holistic approach to individuals looking to jumpstart their careers. Our programs are scholarship based and FREE to most students.


In partnership with federal and state agencies, we provide 41,000 low income seniors with monthly food packages to help them meet basic needs. We also provide opportunities to obtain health screenings, income support, tax preparation and utility assistance.


Advocacy, Equity and Community Empowerment works to intervene to disrupt racism and break the cycle of generational poverty in southeast Michigan by supporting communities and advocating for system change.

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