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Community Services

A user's guide to helping services, this section focuses primarily on nonprofit groups that provide direct services to individuals.


S indicates special programs for seniors.
V denotes a service that welcomes volunteer assistance.
U see Umbrella organizations for more information

Umbrella Organizations

The following groups support other nonprofits or offer services in multiple areas. Use the pulldown above to see listings for specific services.

American Red Cross-Washtenaw-Lenawee Chapter

Emergency services for victims of natural disasters and home fires; disaster education programs; humanitarian law program for youth; assistance for military families; blood drive and donation opportunities and information; international services; classes for all ages; and more. V

4624 Packard [map]
(734) 971-5300

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Founded in 1963, AAACF manages more than $65 million in assets in more than 450 charitable endowment funds. Has awarded more than $30 million in grants and scholarships, and currently awards more than $2 million annually to support health and human services, arts and culture, education, the environment, seniors, youth, and community renewal projects.

301 N. Main, suite 300 [map]
(734) 663-0401

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County

Human service agency offering more than two dozen programs helping families of all faiths and at all stages of life. S, V

4925 Packard [map]
(734) 971-9781

Dial 211

United Way phone line offers health and human services information and refers callers to groups that provide assistance. Live operators answer 24 hours. Director: Dave Bartek, (313) 226-9245.


Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County

Provides a wide range of clinical and community services for older adults, the unemployed, youth and families, refugees, and others. Offers counseling, case management, transportation, immigration services, and daily ESL classes. Serves all residents of Washtenaw County., V, S

2245 S. State [map]
(734) 769-0209

Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor

Creates Jewish educational, cultural, and social programs; coordinates community-wide events; raises funds for activities that strengthen Jewish life locally, in Israel, and throughout the world., V, S

2939 Birch Hollow [map]
(734) 677-0100

Lutheran Social Services of Michigan

Services for children, youth, families, refugees, and older adults. General and supervised foster care, Supervised Independent Living (SIL) for youth, and adoption services. Foster parents, SIL host families, mentors, tutors, and homes always needed., S, V

2770 Carpenter, suite 200 [map]
(734) 971-1944

MSU Extension Washtenaw County

Information and education about agriculture and natural resources; programs for children, youth (including 4-H), and families; and community and economic development. Open to all.

705 N. Zeeb [map]
(734) 997-1678

Nonprofit Enterprise at Work (NEW)

Helps nonprofits in southeast Michigan make a difference. Provides governance programming, tools and board training to nonprofits, as well as comprehensive external IT support services. The 11,000 square-foot NEW facility houses 20 diverse nonprofit organizations. Office space and three conference rooms available for rent by nonprofits. Email through website, V

1100 N. Main, suite 100 [map]
(734) 998-0160

Ozone House

Services for youth ages 10-20 (and their families) experiencing crisis or conflict, including those who are runaways, homeless, abused, or neglected. Youth and family counseling; emergency housing for ages 10-17; transitional housing for ages 17-20; and life skills training. Also, the Ypsilanti Drop-In Center, 102 N. Hamilton, (734) 485-2222 (4-8 p.m. weekdays), a safe place for youth ages 13-20. Housing, employment, and education help available. Crisis intervention, counseling, meals, and scheduled group activities such as game nights, poetry open mikes, movie nights, and art classes.

1705 Washtenaw [map]
Business line: (734) 662-2265. Crisis line (24 hours): (734) 662-2222

POWER Inc. (People-Organized-Working-Evolving-Reaching)

Christian faith-based agency works with people from diverse backgrounds and beliefs to increase affordable housing and home ownership in the county; helps families with counseling, parent education, child abuse & neglect prevention, emergency assistance, and financial education. Also, homelessness support services. V

103 Arnet, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 961-1990

Peace Neighborhood Center

Provides programs for children, families, and individuals affected by social and economic problems in Washtenaw County. Works to integrate communities, combat substance abuse and violence, and address educational and economic inequalities., V

1111 N. Maple [map]
(734) 662-3564

SOS Community Services

Community-based nonprofit dedicated to preventing and ending family homelessness in Washtenaw County. Crisis services include temporary shelter, emergency food and personal care items, and referrals for clothing and housing. Family services include parent and children support services and an employability program. All services free to county residents., V

101 S. Huron, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 485-8730

United Way of Washtenaw County

Mobilizes human and financial resources to help individuals and families build better lives and stronger communities., V

2305 Platt [map]
(734) 971-8200

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