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The Opportunity Center

The Opportunity Center helps local residents of the Benton Harbor, Michigan, community develop knowledge, skills, and abilities to build the human capital necessary to revitalize the community. The goals of The Opportunity Center are to help residents increase literacy and numeracy levels, increase education or job training, secure and retain employment, and increase family income levels.

Services Offered:

•    Adult Literacy Services (workplace, contextualized, adult basic education)
•    Landscape training
•    Culinary arts training
•    Customer skills training
•    Case management
•    Work readiness and preparation
•    Job Search Assistance and Career Coaching
•    Mentoring for returning juvenile offenders

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Resident of Benton Harbor or Berrien County, Michigan
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Valid Michigan ID or Drivers License
  • Social Security Card


Applying for Services:

•    Contact the program to apply for services
•    May be referred by Michigan Works 

Referral and Intake:


Contact Information:

Phone number: 269.926.2430
Fax number: 269.926.2431
E-mail address:


1286 Pipestone Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022












The Opportunity Center is located in the Mercy Center at the corner of Empire and Pipestone in Benton Harbor.


Office hours Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm





This program takes appointments.

Walk In Accepted: Walk-ins may register for next available program orientation.
Program Aliases:

• Second Chance
• Adult Literacy

Additional Information: