Focus: HOPE offers services to expand personal lives

Focus: HOPE offers students a wide range of resources to help them confront life challenges that would otherwise hinder academic and professional success. Our holistic approach to education means that we work with students to help them manage their personal lives while they prepare for their careers.  

Financial literacy training

Focus: HOPE's Center for Working Families offers one-on-one financial counseling to students.  Counselors help individuals prepare a workable budget and improve their credit score.


Focus: HOPE students have access to quality daycare provided in an educational setting at our Center for Children. This program accepts children from age 6 weeks through 5 years. 

On-site social Services

Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) has two full-time counselors located at the Focus: HOPE campus to assist students with food and medical assistance.  Michigan Rehabilitation Services maintain regular office hours to help students with disabilities. DTE Energy has a permanent office location in the Westside Food Center to help individuals resolve utility concerns.

LEGAL Assistance

Representatives from Wayne County Friend of the Court, Michigan Legal Help and the Salvation Army's William Booth Legal Clinic, hold regular events on campus to offer brief legal consultations on issues of family law and expungement.

Job Placement Assistance

Placement coordinators assist Focus: HOPE students and alumni secure employment that complements their newly acquired skills. Services include resume writing assistance, employability workshops, mock interviews and job fairs.

For more information call: 313.494.4567 (general inquiries), 313.494.4210 (MTI related inquiries) or 313.494.4396 (ITC related inquires)

Financial Aid and scholarships

Financial Aid assistance is available for those who qualify. Counselors assist students determine the types of financial aid that may be available and help guide the application process. The Student Services Department works with various state and federal agencies. Following an assessment of a student's needs, a financial aid package will be developed in accordance with state, federal and school guidelines.Students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for a scholarship. 

For more information, call 313-494-4246

Student Clothes Closet

In order to prepare students for the workforce, Focus: HOPE enforces a dress code. Students unable to meet the dress code may be able to find clothing through the Student Clothes Closet. The closet is stocked with donated clothing and contains items from suits and sport coats to dress shirts and shoes.