Dexter – Community Services

Community Services

Alcoholics Anonymous

Helpline & Meeting Info: (734) 482-5700; Office: (734) 482-0707

Twelve-step support groups for anyone who desires to stop drinking. Dexter AA Group meets Tues. 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Church Parish Center and on Zoom, 3470 Dover. Forgiveness for Ladies, a child-friendly meeting, St. Joseph Church Parish Center, Tues. 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish. We Are Not Saints meets Thurs. 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church Parish Center. Women of Substance meets Thurs. 6:30 p.m. at Dexter United Methodist Church, 7643 Huron River Dr. Joy of Living, Fri. 8 p.m. (Zoom only). 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) 663-0401

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

(734) 426-8303

Plots assigned on a first-come, first-served basis to Dexter city residents until May 30; starting May 31, plots are open to residents in the Dexter School District. See website for fees. dextermi.gov/community/community_garden.php

Community Services

Dexter Food Pantry

7657 Dan Hoey Rd., Community Building (Bldg. C)

(734) 426-7002 or 475-3305

On-site food pantry through Faith in Action, a human service nonprofit serving Dexter and Chelsea, and food pantry access to Scio Farms neighborhood and anyone in the Grass Lake zip code. Hours: Mon. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wed. noon-7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See Chelsea Faith in Action listing for full list of FIA services.) faithinaction1.org

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

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

Community Services

Overeaters Anonymous

P.O. Box 7836, Ann Arbor 48107

(734) 995-1835

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. aaaoaig@gmail.com, a2oa./event/dexter

Community Services

SRSLY Dexter

774 S. Main St.

Chrissie Kremzier, program coordinator (734) 489-1527

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