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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, ask for Rhonda., S, V

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

Avalon Housing

Develops and manages permanent and supportive housing for people who are low-income, with priority on the homeless and mentally or physically disabled., V

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

Community Alliance

Provides affordable housing for low income renters and first-time homebuyers, including people with disabilities. 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. 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. Emergency delivery available., 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 Programs). U, V

Northside Community Center, 815 Taylor [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. Other food resources are available, including SNAP benefit sign-up 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, suite A [map]
(734) 677-1558

Homeless Empowerment Relationship Organization of Washtenaw County

Serves homeless and at-risk adults in the county with one-on-one assistance, resource referrals, clothing, classes, and more. 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., 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 parent 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 ServSafe, an educational program on healthy and safe foods. 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 St., 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

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

Works in partnership with Housing Access for Washtenaw County (listed above) to provide assistance with housing-related emergencies. The SOS Food Pantry distributes emergency food and personal care items, such as diapers and soap. Referrals provided for other needs including clothing and housing. Emergency food walk-ins on Tuesdays 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 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. 9 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
(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]
Hope House Social Services: (734) 622-0284. Salvation Army: (734) 668-5353. Jennifer Brown: (734) 761-7750

Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (MSU Extension)

Partnership of 7 nonprofits and government agencies offers housing and home ownership counseling and education. The Homebuyer Education Program offers certified pre-purchase education and down payment and rehab assistance programs. The Foreclosure Prevention Program offers MSHDA- and HUD-certified post-purchase delinquency and foreclosure prevention counseling and education. Foreclosure intake specialist, (734) 222-9595. U

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

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

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