Six facilities are highlighted in Part III to indicate the diversity and capability of Michigan’s nongovernment providers of education for difficult-to-educate students. They are The Manor Foundation of Jonesville, Starr Commonwealth of Albion, St. Peter’s Home for Boys of Detroit, Our Lady of Providence Center of Northville, Vista Maria for Girls of Dearborn Heights, and Eagle Village of Hersey.

The six case studies are by no means an exhaustive survey of Michigan private sector schools for disabled, incarcerated, or at-risk youth. They are intended to be a representative sample of the many nongovernment institutions that serve special-needs students.