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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

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The following groups support other nonprofits or offer services in multiple areas. Use the key to find specific services.

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Founded in 1963, the AAACF manages more than $185 million in assets and more than 600 charitable funds, awarding more than $72 million in grants and scholarships over its history. Awards $6-8 million annually to support community organizations and programs in the areas of health and human services, housing and homelessness, arts and culture, education, the environment, seniors, youth, and scholarships for local students.

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

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County

Human service agency offering more than two dozen programs including food assistance, mental health treatment, domestic violence and child abuse prevention, adoption and pregnancy counseling, foster care, and services for seniors and at-risk families. S,V

4925 Packard [map]
(734) 971-9781

Dial 211

United Way phone line and website offers help with utilities assistance, food, shelter, or any other basic need; refers callers to groups that provide assistance. Live operators answer 24 hrs. at the 211 line. Live chat or email online.

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County

Provides a wide range of clinical and community services for Washtenaw County, including older adults, unemployed, individuals and families, refugees, and others. Offers counseling, case management, food pantry, meal delivery, transportation, immigration services, and daily ESL classes., S, V

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

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

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

NEW (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work)

The 11,000-square-foot NEW Center rents office space and conference rooms to area nonprofits (subject to Covid-19 restrictions). Offers organizational development consulting, leadership development programs, back-office financial management, and IT services., V

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

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, and financial education. Also, homelessness support services., V

301 W. Michigan Ave., #A-20, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 961-1990

Peace Neighborhood Center

Provides programs for Washtenaw County children, families, and individuals affected by social and economic problems. Services promote positive youth development and leadership to break cycles of poverty while addressing educational and economic inequalities., V

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

SOS Community Services

Community-based nonprofit providing services to families facing housing instability in Washtenaw County. Emergency family shelter and rapid rehousing programs, food pantry, in-home parenting education program, and information and referrals for community resources. All services free to county residents., V

101 S. Huron, Ypsilanti 48197 [map]
(734) 485-8730


Services for children, youth, families, 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, #200 [map]
(734) 971-1944

United Way of Washtenaw County

Supports programs and services to help families and individuals affected by poverty. Connects people, resources and organizations to create a thriving community for everyone., V

2305 Platt [map]
Dial 211 from any phone

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