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Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

Confidential crisis intervention for children, caregivers, and those legally required to report child abuse. Referrals to emergency, social, and support services. Information on abuse and parenting issues. Interpreters in 170 languages available. childhelp.org

(800) 422-4453 (24 hours)


Emergency Food Program (Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County)

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. csswashtenaw.org/food-pantry
815 Taylor (Northside Community Center) [map]
(734) 662-4462


Ozone House

Free, confidential support for youth and families in crisis, including homelessness, having suicidal thoughts, and family conflicts. Short-term shelter, support, and programs for youth ages 10-17; longer-term housing and support for youth ages 17.5-24.During Covid-19: Text and chat services limited to Mon.- Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Check website for up-to-date services information. ozonehouse.org
1600 N. Huron River, Ypsilanti (youth shelter) [map]
Crisis phone/text line 24 hours: (734) 662-2222. Or chat online with a crisis counselor on website. Drop-in center: (734) 485-2222


The Trevor Project

Suicide prevention and crisis intervention lifeline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people up to age 25. Also online TrevorSpace to help LGBTQ people in crisis. thetrevorproject.org

24-hour Lifeline: (866) 488-7386 text or chat




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