Current Classes

Zumba Dance Fitness

Dance your way to a new you! Tuesdays 7-8:30pm


Women's Empowerment

Caring, sharing, and supporting each other: reaching out to make a difference. Thursdays 6-7pm


Personal Finance Workshop

This free workshop covers a wide range of topics about personal finance:

  • Credit (how it works & how to repair it)
  • Making the most of government assistance
  • Debt (The big picture)
  • Bank account management
  • Check writing
  • Budgeting

Tuesdays 6-7pm at The Focus Center office. Call our office to learn more and sign up! (757) 233-0034


Neighborhood Bible Study

Helping you find, follow, and fulfill your purpose in life. Mondays 6-7:30pm


Night Shift: Addiction Recovery Group

The name of our group used to be Recovery for Life. One day a few of us were in the kitchen of the church cutting potatoes for the Community Supper and talking, and a man named Fred said to me: ‘Man, we need an identity change—we need to change the name of this group.’ I thought and then said, ‘You know, good things happen at midnight, at that dark midnight hour when you feel like giving up. That’s when good things happen.’ And Fred said, ‘Let’s call it the Night Shift. It will be the time when we find strength in our dark hour.’ It was a powerful moment for me, and the Night Shift really has been just that.
— ERIC, local pastor, Night Shift leader
At my second week attending the Addiction Recovery class, I was asked out of the blue to lead a prayer, which was uncomfortable for me because I do not usually pray openly. I was obedient and led the prayer. That night, 2 participants accepted Christ and 2 re-dedicated their lives. It was humbling for me to be a part of that night. I have been to addiction meetings before, and none have ever been as Spirit-filled as that one. That class has become a part of me. I can’t see myself not being there. And the participants that gave their lives to Christ have kept coming, with the same zeal and energy they had that night.
— LYNETTE, intern

Our Night Shift class focuses on empowering those living with and recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Walk-ins are welcome during the entire length of the class. Every Monday and Thursday night at 5pm at Park Place United Methodist Church

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Past Classes

Job Readiness & Resume Writing Workshop

I was unemployed and struggling, and someone at a church nearby told me to come to The Focus Center. Everyone welcomed me in. I started working with an intern who helped me get the things I needed to apply for jobs, like an email and a resume. She worked a long time with me on my resume, and it was so awesome, I got many compliments. I found a job and it’s good—I’m looking for more work, but this was a very important step.
— STEPHEN, community member