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Ann Arbor Community Center: Emergency Food Pantry

Call to schedule a pick-up time., S, V

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

Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels

Provides fresh, healthy, home-delivered meals and safety/wellness checks for homebound residents. Western, Asian, gluten-free, vegetarian and liquid meal options available. Currently delivering Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays but will return to Monday-Saturday deliveries in mid-September. Partially funded by Michigan Medicine; donations welcome. To volunteer and for more information, visit website., V

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

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; 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., 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. 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 . Open Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., V

3 W. Eden [map]
(734) 447-0292

Community Assistance (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., 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., 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. U, V

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

Food Gatherers Community Kitchen

Provides hot meals to anyone in need Mon.-Fri. lunch and dinner, and Sat. & Sun. mid-afternoon meal. See website or call for other food resources and SNAP application assistance., 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., V

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

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

2805 S. Industrial Hwy, #100 [map]
(734) 677-1558

Hope Clinic

Provides free care for the whole person with no-cost medical, dental, food, and care. Mission based on Christian values. Primary care and dental services available to the uninsured through onsite clinics. Free groceries available for pick up, or community members may 'shop' in the Hope Pantry with an appointment. Hot meals available six nights a week at 5 p.m. Basic needs such as free laundry, emergency infant formula and diapers. Social work services such as client advocacy, application support, and limited financial assistance available., V

518 Harriet, Ypsilanti 48197 [map]
(734) 484-2989

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., 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.,

(734) 961-1999

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Washtenaw County at Alpha House

Temporary shelter, rapid rehousing, food, and support services for children and their families experiencing homelessness., V

4290 Jackson [map]
Office: (734) 822-0220. For emergency shelter access call (734) 961-1999

Jimmy Hill House (Purple 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.,

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. 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. U

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

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., or online applications at

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. V

1600 N. Huron River, Ypsilanti [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 post arrival 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 a.m.-noon, Mon.-Thurs. 1-3 p.m. U, V

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

Safe House Center

Provides safety, support, advocacy and resources for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and their children. All services are free and confidential., 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 walk-in or appointment: Tues. 1-6:30 p.m. & Wed. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For appointment, visit All services are free to county residents., soscs.orgU, 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.

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. Fifty-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., V

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

Specialty Food Pantry (Jewish Family Services)

Offering kosher, halal, liquid nutrition and items for medical diets. Delivery to home-bound clients and appointments beyond open access hours are available.,

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

Staples Family Center (Salvation Army)

Emergency 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. During Covid-19: On hold. Targeting October 2021 to start back up.,

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 energy audit, insulation, air sealing, and replacements for refrigerators, furnaces, and water heaters.,

415 W. Michigan, #2200, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 544-3008

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