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Food, Housing, and Assistance

Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels

Delivers lunches and dinners to homebound residents. Meals delivered Mon.-Sat. around noon. Partially funded by the U-M Health System; donations requested. To volunteer, call or visit website., S, V

2025 Traverwood, suite F [map]
(734) 998-6686

Avalon Housing

Avalon Housing develops and operates permanent supportive housing for individuals and families who are homeless and disabled. As a nonprofit mission-driven landlord, Avalon's property managers work with our support services teams to help tenants maintain housing stability and prevent a return to homelessness. Support services include a range of individualized supports such as case management and crisis response, as well as youth and community building activities such as after-school and summer youth programs, Edible Avalon community gardens, and peer support. Avalon currently owns and manages 260 apartments scattered at 20 sites throughout Ann Arbor.

1327 Jones, suite 102 [map]
(734) 663-5858

Back Door Food Pantry (St. Clare Episcopal Church, Temple Beth Emeth, Muslim Social Services)

Nonperishable and perishable food available Thurs. 4-7 p.m., V

2309 Packard [map]
(734) 662-2449 (St. Clare Episcopal Church)

Breakfast at St. Andrew's

Free breakfast daily 7:30-8:30 a.m. V

306 N. Division [map]
(734) 663-6439

Bryant Community Center Food Programs (Community Action Network)

Perishable and nonperishable foods for low-income residents of Washtenaw County. Bring government-issued ID and proof of residence. Large food distribution 1st or 3rd Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Clients eligible to come once a month. The emergency food pantry is open Mon., Tues., & Fri. 1-6 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. noon-5 p.m. Summer hours (Tues. after Memorial Day-Labor Day): Mon., Tues., & Fri. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. noon-5 p.m. Clients eligible to come twice a month. Also provides The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), available to clients once a month., V

3 W. Eden Ct [map]
(734) 994-2985

Casa Latina

Offers resources for Spanish-speaking and the Latino population of Washtenaw County.

4925 Packard [map]
(734) 926-4656

Community Alliance

Helps vulnerable populations participate in the larger community through support services, fiscal intermediary services, housing and home ownership options - all allowing for independence and self sufficiency. Down payment assistance.,

1851 Washtenaw, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 482-3300

Community Services (Jewish Family Services)

Case management, resource information, and referrals for persons in need. Specialty food pantry: Kosher, Halal, gluten-free, low sodium. Pantry is by appointment only. U

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

Conover Food Pantry (HIV/AIDS Resource Center)

Supplementary food, cleaning supplies, and personal care items for people living with HIV/AIDS who are current HARC clients. Food pickup 1st & 3rd Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; personal care items and cleaning supplies 3rd Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.., V

3075 Clark, suite 203, Ypsilanti, 48197 [map]
(734) 572-9355, (866) HIV-TEST

Emergency Food Pantry

1st Wed. and 3rd Thurs, 10 a.m. until food is gone (approximately 11:30). Food also available by appointment., S, V

Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 N. Main [map]
(734) 662-3128

Emergency Food Program (Catholic Social Services)

Distributes groceries and personal care items to low-income families and individuals on a monthly and/or emergency basis. Also provides assistance on how to apply for food stamp benefits and referrals to outside agencies for other critical services. Tues. 3-7 p.m., Thurs. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 1-4 p.m. (click on food, health, and housing). U, V

815 Taylor, Northside Community Center [map]
(734) 662-4462

Food Gatherers Community Kitchen

Provides hot meals to anyone in need Mon.-Fri. noon-1 p.m. & 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 3-4 p.m. Also, Community Kitchen Job Training Program for low-income and at-risk youth. See website other food resources and SNAP application assistance., V

312 W. Huron [map]
(734) 761-2796

Friends In Deed

Interfaith network gives emergency help to low-income county residents for basic necessities, furniture, appliances, car repairs, donations, utility shutoffs, and other emergency needs critical to health and well-being. No walk-ins. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-noon.,

1196 Ecorse, Ypsilanti [map]
Helpline: (734) 484-4357. Furniture line: 484-7607


Food Bank provides emergency food to families in need; Weekend Meal Program serves meals Sat. and Sun. 4-5 p.m. Wash with Care program allows families to do laundry for free. Care and Share Closet supplies household and personal necessities. Financial Assistance Program provides limited help for emergency financial needs. Baby Care Program provides emergency formula and diapers as available., V

518 Harriet, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 484-2989

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley

Builds and renovates homes in partnership with qualifying low-income county families. Also runs Habitat for Humanity ReStore (see listing under Donations). Office hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. V

170 Aprill [map]
(734) 677-1558

Homeless Empowerment Relationship Organization of Washtenaw County

Serves homeless, ex-offenders, and at-risk adults in the county with one-on-one assistance, resource referrals, clothing, classes., V

8488 Orhan, Canton [map]
(734) 975-6849

Housing Access for Washtenaw County

Single point of entry for all county shelters. For Washtenaw county residents who face eviction, owe back rent, are experiencing homelessness, or have no ongoing place to stay.

(734) 961-1999 (Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Washtenaw County at Alpha House

Temporary shelter, food, and support services for children and their families experiencing homelessness. All shelters in Washtenaw County are filled through Housing Access, (see listing). If you or someone you know is in a housing crisis, please have them call (734) 961-1999., V

4290 Jackson [map]
(734) 822-0220

LIGHT Program (POWER Inc.)

Provides permanent housing and support services to homeless families with minor children in which at least one family member has a disability; referrals from Housing Access for Washtenaw County (see listing, above). U, V

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

MSU Extension Family Nutrition Program

Nutrition education and food safety training to qualifying youth and adults. Offers free of charge to the participant nutrition education programing for supplemental nutrition assistance program participants in Washtenaw County. The programing consists of one time presentations or a six week series. Programing is also available in collaboration with local faith based organizations, some schools, or after school programing. Partners with community organizations. Curriculums are taught to age groups ranging from pre-K to senior citizens. Programs consist of Show Me Nutrition, Eating Right is Basic, Eat Smart Live Strong, Cooking Matters, and Eat Healthy Be Active ServSafe, an educational program on healthy and safe foods. U

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

MSU Extension, Washtenaw Homebuyer Education Program (WHEP)

Partnership of 7 nonprofits and government agencies offers housing and home ownership counseling and education. The Homebuyer Education Program offers certified pre-purchase and down payment and rehab assistance programs. MSU Extension offers the Homebuyer Education class where information is provided on the available county and state down payment and rehab assistance programs. The class also provides an overview of the entire home buying process. Homebuyer Education classes are offered monthly. Call for information on upcoming classes and to register for a class. U

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

Michigan Department of Human Services-Washtenaw County

Financial and health services to income-eligible families, including food assistance and emergency services. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Online applications at

22 Center, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 481-2000

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, provides housing, employment, and education help; crisis intervention; counseling; and meals. V, U

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


Participates in the Washtenaw County Individual Development Account program for families with limited income for home purchase, higher education, or small business development. Provides emergency food assistance for county residents. U

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

Crisis Needs and Advocacy Programs, Peace Neighborhood Center

Assist families in a crisis and to help prevent them returning to the same situations that lead to crisis. Services include cash assistance, budgeting, planning, referrals and advocacy with medical, legal, and housing problems related to basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing.

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

Crisis Needs and Advocacy Programs, (Peace Neighborhood Center)

Assist families in a crisis and to help prevent them returning to the same situations that lead to crisis. Services include cash assistance, budgeting, planning, referrals and advocacy with medical, legal, and housing problems related to basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing., peaceneighborhoodcenter.orgU,V

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

Resettlement Services (Jewish Family Services)

Prearrival processing, reception, placement, and postarrival services for those immigrating to the Ann Arbor area, including employment assessment, basic needs support, and referrals. Includes services for victims of human trafficking. Also, translations and English as a Second language classes (Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Mon.-Thurs. 1-3 p.m.). U, V

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

SOS Community Services

The SOS Resource Center provides local community residents access to resources such as food, utilities, and information. Food pantry services available by appointment on Tues. 1-6:30 p.m. and Wed. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Call (734)484-9945 to schedule an appointment. All services free to county residents., U, V

114 N. River St., Ypsilanti [map]

Salvation Army

Food pantry, family shelter, transitional housing for veterans, utility assistance. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Soup kitchen at Ypsilanti location (9 S. Park, 734-482-4700) serves dinner Mon. & Thurs. 5-6 p.m., and lunch Wed., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Some services require an appointment, so call ahead., S, V

100 Arbana [map]
(734) 668-8353

Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

Emergency shelter, 75-bed temporary residence, meals, housing placement assistance, health care, HIV/AIDS testing, job-seeking assistance, mental health advocacy, support groups, literacy support, resource referrals, and other services for adults experiencing homelessness. Lunch served Mon.-Fri. noon-1 p.m.; dinner served Mon.-Fri. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 3-4 p.m. Call for shelter intake hours. Services free., V

Robert J. Delonis Center, 312 W. Huron [map]
(734) 662-2829, ext. 254

Staples Family Center

Homeless shelter program with emphasis on transition to permanent housing. Referral required through Housing Access for Washtenaw County (see listing, above). V

3660 Packard [map]
(734) 761-7750

Vespers Dinner (First Baptist Church)

Free dinner every Tues. 5:30-6:30 p.m.,

517 E. Washington [map]
(734) 663-9376

Veteran's Haven of Hope House (Salvation Army)

Two-year transitional housing program for Veterans. Individualized case work services and weekly meetings with caseworkers. Program participants referred through the Veterans Administration., S, V

809 Henry [map]
(734) 668-8353.

Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (POWER Inc.)

Collaborative effort with MSU Extension, Office of Community and Economic Development, Habitat for Humanity, Community Alliance, and other top-quality and comprehensive pre- and post-purchase education services to any future homebuyers in Washtenaw County. U

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

Weatherization Program (Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development)

Free housing weatherization services for income-eligible county residents. Services include insulation, weather stripping, and inspections and replacements for refrigerators, furnaces and water heaters.,

110 N. Fourth Ave., suite 300 [map]
(734) 622-9036