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Ann Arbor Community Center: Emergency Food Pantry

Call to schedule a pick-up time. aaccceo1@gmail.com, annarbor-communitycenter.org S, V

625 N. Main [map]
(734) 662-3128


Avalon Housing

Builds healthy, safe and inclusive supportive housing communities as a long-term solution to homelessness. Develops, owns and manages rental units in over 20 properties in Washtenaw County. Managers work with service teams to help residents maintain housing stability. Also provides support services to tenants and to individuals and families living in public housing and in units owned by private landlords, including case management, help with basic needs, primary health care, advocacy, youth development, and community building. Serves over 750 people, including 200 children. info@avalonhousing,org; avalonhousing.org V

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


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

Nonperishable and perishable food available Thurs. 4-7 p.m. No proof of need required. info@backdoorfoodpantry.org, backdoorfoodpantry.org V

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


Breakfast at St. Andrew's

Since 1982. Free breakfast daily 7:30-8:30 a.m. breakfastatstandrews.org V

306 N. Division (St. Andrew's Episcopal Church) [map]
(734) 663-0518 ext. 206


Bryant Market (Community Action Network)

Perishable and nonperishable foods for low-income residents of Washtenaw County. Bring government-issued ID and proof of residence. Eligible households may come twice a month. Open Mon., Tues., & Fri. 1-6 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. noon-4 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day): Mon., Tues., & Fri. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. noon-4 p.m. dmiller@canannarbor.org, canwashtenaw.org V

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


Community Services (Jewish Family Services)

Crisis and case management, resource information, and referrals for persons in need. Specialty food pantry - kosher, halal, gluten-free, low sodium - open Tues. & Thurs. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. info@jfsannarbor.org, jfsannarbor.org U

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


Crisis Needs and Advocacy Programs (Peace Neighborhood Center)

Cash assistance, referrals, and advocacy for medical, legal, and housing problems related to basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing. Budgeting and planning assistance to help prevent families from returning to the same situation that led to the crisis. info@peaceneighborhoodcenter.org, peaceneighborhoodcenter.org U,V

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


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 benefits and provides referrals to outside agencies for other critical services. Tues. 2-5:30 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 2nd & 4th Sat. 10-12:30 p.m. csswashtenaw.org/food-pantry 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 for other food resources and SNAP application assistance. info@foodgatherers.org, foodgatherers.org/needfood V

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


Friends In Deed

Assists low-income Washtenaw County residents with emergency needs.. Accepts donations of furniture and used cars to be passed on to families in need. Helps families with car repairs, utility bills to prevent shutoff, and other needs critical to health and well-being. New program, Circles, helps families lift themselves out of poverty. No walk-ins. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-noon. office@friendsindeedmi.org, friendsindeedmi.org V

1196 Ecorse, Ypsilanti 48198 [map]
Helpline: (734) 484-4357, Furniture line: (734) 484-7607


HOPE

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. info@thehopeclinic.org, thehopeclinic.org V

518 Harriet, Ypsilanti 48197 [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. h4h.org V

170 Aprill, #A [map]
(734) 677-1558


Homeless Empowerment Relationship Organization of Washtenaw County (HERO)

Serves homeless, ex-offenders, and at-risk adults in the county with one-on-one assistance, resource referrals, clothing, classes. hero.usa2008@yahoo.com, hero-usa.org V

8488 Orhan, Canton 48187 [map]
(734) 975-6849


House By the Side of the Road

Provides clothing, small household items, bedding, and toys at no cost to those in need. Clients served and donations accepted Mon.- Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. housebyroad@gmail.com, housebythesideoftheroad.org V

2051 S. State [map]
(734) 769-4085


Housing Access for Washtenaw County (HAWC)

Single point of entry for all county shelters. Washtenaw County residents who face eviction, owe back rent, are experiencing homelessness, or have no ongoing place to stay, should call for an initial screening. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. HAWC_Washtenaw@usc.salvationarmy.org, housingaccess.net


(734) 961-1999


Interfaith Hospitality Network of Washtenaw County at Alpha House

Temporary shelter, food, and support services for children and their families experiencing homelessness. info@alphahouse-ihn.org, alphahouse-ihn.org V

4290 Jackson [map]
Housing Access: (734) 961-1999. Office: (734) 822-0220.


Jimmy Hill House

Provides food, clothing, camping supplies, day warming shelter, friendship, guidance, laundry, showers, and large group meetings for the homeless community. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-8 p.m. Free meal Sun. 5:45 p.m. ask.missiona2@gmail.com, missiona2.org/jimmy-hill-house.html

3501 Stone School [map]
(734) 249-4198


MSU Extension: Nutrition and Physical Activity Education programs

Provides nutrition programs for community groups, pre-K to older adult. Most programs are free to qualifying residents. Topics include food groups, food safety, menu planning, and preparation. Contact the MSU Extension office for more information on scheduling a program or to find a class. msue.anr.msu.edu U

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


MSU Extension: Housing (Washtenaw Homebuyer Education Program -WHEP) and financial management Programs

Programs and education in home ownership counseling and education and financial management education. washtenaw.org/homeownership U

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


Meals on Wheels

Delivers meals to homebound residents. Vegetarian, Asian, Kosher and liquid meal options, diabetic desserts available. Meals delivered Mon.-Sat. A Sat. sack lunch may serve as Sun. meal. Partially funded by Michigan Medicine; donations requested. To volunteer, call or visit website. aamealsonwheels@umich.edu, med.umich.edu/aamealsonwheels S, V

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


Michigan Department of Health and 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. michigan.gov/mdhhs Online applications at michigan.gov/mibridges.

22 Center, Ypsilanti 48198 [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 support; crisis intervention; counseling; and meals. ozonehouse.org V

1705 Washtenaw [map]
Business line: (734) 662-2265. Crisis phone/text line 24 hours: (734) 662-2222. Or chat with a crisis counselor online.


Resettlement Services (Jewish Family Services)

Pre-arrival processing, reception, placement, and postarrival services for refugees and SIV holders arriving to the Washtenaw County area who are referred by the U.S. State Department. Services include employment assessment, basic needs support, and referrals. Includes services for victims of human trafficking. (Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-noon, Mon.-Thurs. 1-3 p.m.). jfsannarbor.org U, V

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


Safe House Center

Temporary shelter and other life help for victims of domestic violence. Advocates help survivors find safe and affordable housing, employment, childcare, and reliable transportation. Holds weekly drop-in support groups and workshops. info@safehousecenter.org, safehousecenter.org V

4100 Clark [map]
(734) 995-5444, (24 hrs. with interpreter), If in danger dial 911


SOS Community Services

Walk-in services include transportation and utility assistance, MI Bridges navigation, and referrals to community resources. Food pantry by appointment, Tues. 1-6:30 p.m. and Wed. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For appointment, call (734) 484-9945 Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All services free to county residents. info@soscs.org, soscs.org U, V

114 N. River, Ypsilanti 48198 [map]


Salvation Army

All locations offer family shelter, transitional housing for veterans, utility assistance. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Some services require an appointment, so call ahead. salvationarmyusa.org

3660 PACKARD [map]
Staples Family Center, (734-761-7750)

809 HENRY [map]
Haven of Hope transitional housing




(734) 668-8353


Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

Emergency shelter and resource center. All shelters in Washtenaw County are filled through Housing Access, (734) 961-1999. 50-bed temporary residence, meals, housing placement assistance, health care, Packard Health Medical Clinic on site, job-seeking assistance, mental health advocacy, support groups, literacy support, resource referrals, and other services for adults experiencing homelessness. Food Gatherers Community Kitchen, (see listing above), serves Lunch Mon.-Fri. noon-1 p.m.; dinner served Mon.-Fri. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. & all holidays: One meal only 3-4 p.m. Services free. shelterassociation@ewashtenaw.org, annarborshelter.org V

312 W. Huron (Robert J. Delonis Center) [map]


Staples Family Center (Salvation Army)

Homeless shelter program with emphasis on transition to permanent housing. V

3660 Packard [map]
Housing Access: (734) 961-1999 Office: (734) 761-7750


Vespers Dinner (First Baptist Church)

Free dinner every Tues. 5:30-6:30 p.m. office@fbca2.org, fbca2.org

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. S, V

809 Henry [map]
Housing Access: (734) 961-1999 Office: (734) 668-8353.


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. naglerc@washtenaw.org, washtenaw.org/government/departments/weatherization

415 W. Michigan, #2200, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 544-6748




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