Our Vision

H.O.P.E. - What We are About

Helping Operations For People Empowerment (H.O.P.E.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit  organization is on a mission to empower people and communities to change from brokenness to wholeness in the Metropolitan Detroit Area.  Our community is full of people who want to help. We work to help the people providing services with the people who need them. Come connect with people in new ways.

In our quest to achieve this mission, we are:

  • Strengthening families through family and youth education and development programs and services. We provide life-skills training to single mothers and returning citizens. Through our partnership with a diaper program, we have provided diapers to teen and adult mothers. We have provided depends to the elderly and others with health related issues.

  • Partnered with Covenant Community Care Clinic, we are promoting good health and wellness of youth, adults and the elderly with special attention to at risk populations transporting a group of uninsured patients to Covenant Community Care Clinic for free health exams (including dental).

  • Providing re-entry programs for returning citizens from prison. We provide training to volunteers willing to become mentors to returning citizens.

  • Providing clothes for success to persons going on interviews.


Our Board

Ms. Dotti Sharp

Interim Chairperson

Reverend Samuel Spruill

President, C.EO - H.O.P.E. 

Pastor Johnny Harrison

Vice Chairman

Ms. Shirley Tolliver


Mr. Lawrence Washington

Board Member

Ms. Gaynelle Green

Board Member

Ms. Ashanti Bland

Board Member

Ms. Marquia Gibson

Board Member

Reverend Manuel Peace

Board Member

Mr. Don DeVeaux

Board Member



Recent Events


Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank

H.O.P.E. partners with the Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank to provide diapers to needy mothers and families in the Detroit community.


SOAR Detroit Reading Program

Soar Detroit provides literacy tutoring, sports, and camps, to foster life-changing relationships and help kids flourish.  H.O.P.E. partners with Soar Detroit to provide training for reading tutors.


Job Training

H.O.P.E. provides resources for community members to knowledgeably apply for jobs such as skilled worker training in the automotive industry.