Health Profession Opportunity Program

Helping Detroit Wayne county residents break the poverty cycle through training and education in the healthcare industry.

"I am very grateful for Volunteers of America and their assistance during my time of hardship."

Ashley spoke about her experience at our Open House event in July 2016. Ashley has been working three part-time jobs, taking care of her daughter, and pursuing her education. Even with the help of scholarships, it was clear to her that she wouldn't have been able to make it on her own. That is where Volunteers of America Michigan's Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program came in to provide support and make sure her education costs are covered.

The Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program

Also known as HPOG, this is an innovative approach to provide education, training, support services and job placement in health care occupations for hundreds of impoverished residents of Detroit Wayne County.

This program looks for participants nearing the end of receiving welfare benefits, with a focus on single moms with young children, and an additional focus on veterans. The goals include 250 enrollments and 150 living wage job placements per year.

HPOG is a five-year grant that amounts to a $10.3 million investment in Detroit Wayne County's health care industry. Not only will participants find living wage employment, but employers will find much needed qualified applicants.

Are you an educator or a part of the healthcare industry and want in to partner with us?

We are currently accepting applications from Wayne County residents who are actively receiving state food assistance benefits, on Federal Cash Assistance, or Low-Income Military Veterans that are interested in healthcare training support.

To learn more attend one of our orientations
Mondays: March 5th, 12th, and 19th
at 10:30 am, 11:30 am or 2:30 pm

Located at:
Volunteers of America Michigan's HPOG Offices
New Center One Building
3031 W. Grand Blvd Suite #465
Detroit, MI 48202
For more information contact the HPOG offices
Phone: 313-394-1051

This document was supported by Grant 90FX0053-02-00 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and nd better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.

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