LIVONIA (WWJ) – Friends and family have gathered at the bedside of Focus Hope co-founder Eleanor Josaitis who is in hospice care in Livonia.
A winner of numerous humanitarian and leadership, awards, the 80-year-old Josaitis is widely regarded as a leader who always fought with courage and tenacity for causes close to her heart.
She, along with Father William Cunningham, founded Focus Hope after the 1967 Detroit riots. The organization’s mission statement says it’s a group dedicated to finding solutions to the problems of hunger, economic disparity and racial in an effort to heal the racial problems with in the city.
The group now touches thousands of lives each year through its job training, educational, hunger and child care programs.