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

Umbrella Organizations

View our map of social services umbrella organizations in Ann Arbor

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

(734) 663-0401

301 N. Main, #300

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.

(734) 971-9781

4925 Packard

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

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.

(734) 769-0209

2245 S. State

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

(734) 677-0100

2939 Birch Hollow

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

(734) 997-1678

705 N. Zeeb

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.,

(734) 998-0160

1100 N. Main, #100

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

(734) 662-3564

1111 N. Maple

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

(734) 961-1990

301 W. Michigan Ave., #A-20, Ypsilanti

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

(734) 971-1944

2770 Carpenter, #200

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