Dexter – Community Services

Community Services

5 Healthy Towns Foundation

14800 E. Old US12

(734) 4334599

Works to foster sustainable improvements in community health by operating wellness programming in Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester, and Stockbridge. info@5healthytowns.org, 5healthytowns.org

Community Services

Alcoholics Anonymous in Dexter

Helpline & meeting info: (734) 4825700; Office: (734) 4820707

Twelve-step support groups for anyone who desires to stop drinking. St. Joseph Church Parish Center (3470 Dover) hosts Dexter AA Group Tues. 8 p.m. (also on Zoom); Forgiveness for Ladies, a child-friendly meeting, Tues. 6:30 p.m.; and We Are Not Saints, Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Women of Substance meets Thurs. 6:30 p.m. at Dexter United Methodist Church, rms. 203–204, 7643 Huron River Dr. Joy of Living meets Fri. 8 p.m. (Zoom only, ID 87172802154, password Dexter). See website for up-to-date status on Zoom, in-person, and hybrid meetings. office@hvai.org, hvai.org

Community Services

Dexter Community Fund

301 N. Main, ste. 300, Ann Arbor

(734) 6630401

Permanent endowment at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation dedicated to addressing community needs and enriching the quality of life within the Dexter community. Supports projects and nonprofits across a number of areas: arts and culture, youth and education, the environment, senior services, health and wellness, human services, and community improvement. dexterfund@aaacf.org, aaacf.org/dexter

Community Services

Dexter Community Garden

7651 Dan Hoey, Dexter

(734) 4268303

Plots assigned on a first-come, first-served basis to Dexter city residents; in mid-May, plots are open to residents in the Dexter School District. See website for fees. dextermi.gov/community/community_garden.php

Community Services

Faith in Action

603 S. Main, Chelsea (near Chelsea Hospital)

(734) 475-3305

Community resource agency meeting emergency needs, and fighting hunger and poverty primarily in the Chelsea and Dexter School District areas, and food pantry access to Scio Farms and anyone in the Grass Lake zip code. Free clothing room and free durable medical equipment available at Chelsea location. Qualified clients can access social workers to help address financial concerns, utility shut-off prevention, eviction prevention, school backpacks, and holiday food and gifts. Staff available by appointment to help with MI Bridges and employment counseling. (See Chelsea Faith in Action listing for full list of FIA services and hours.) sherimontoye@faithinaction1.org, faithinaction1.org

 

Community Services> Groups and Clubs

Mindful Dexter

2810 Baker Rd. (Dexter Wellness Center), Dexter

(734) 580–2500

A free community-driven mindfulness meditation initiative open to anyone. Sessions have no religious affiliation and are appropriate for beginners and experienced meditators. Three or more drop-in sessions every month, with in-person and virtual attendance options. Supported by the 5 Healthy Towns Foundation. tinyurl.com/mindfuldexter

Community Services

Overeaters Anonymous

PO Box 7836, Ann Arbor 48107

(734) 9951835

For people recovering from compulsive overeating, anorexia, or bulimia. Meetings temporarily being held over the phone. Check website for meeting dates and time, phone numbers, and access codes. chair@a2oa.org, a2oa.org/event/dexter

Community Services

SRSLY Dexter

775 S. Main St., Chelsea

Program coordinator Ursula Anderson, (734) 4891527

Community coalition dedicated to the prevention of substance use and destructive behaviors among Dexter youth. info@srslydexter.org, srslydexter.org