Other Resources

Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels

Delivers lunches and dinners to homebound residents. Meals delivered Mon.-Sat. around noon. Partially funded by the U-M Health System; donations requested. To volunteer, ask for Rhonda.


2025 Traverwood, suite F [map]

Avalon Housing

Develops and manages permanent and supportive housing for people who are low-income, with priority on homeless and mentally or physically disabled.


1327 Jones, suite 102 [map]

Catholic Social Services Emergency Food Program

Groceries and personal care items distributed to individuals and families in need. Referrals for additional needs. No fee. Tues. 3-7 p.m., Thurs. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 1-4 p.m.


Northside Community Center, 815 Taylor

Community Food Program (Community Action Network)

Distributes groceries and produce provided by Food Gatherers to low-income residents of Ann Arbor first & third Thurs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring picture ID. Individuals may participate once a month.


Bryant Community Center, 3 W. Eden

Community Housing Alternatives

Finds affordable housing for low-to-moderate-income first-time home buyers through construction, home purchase rehabilitation, and home buyer education. Down payment assistance.


1851 Washtenaw [map]

Conover Food Pantry (HIV/AIDS Resource Center)

Supplementary food and supplies for people living with HIV/AIDS. Food pickup first & third Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; personal care items and cleaning supplies third Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Emergency delivery available.


3075 Clark, suite 203 [map]

Emergency Food Pantry

Nonperishable food available Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Perishable food distributed first Wed. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Recipients eligible two times per month. Hot lunches for seniors Tues. & Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 N. Main

Food Gatherers

Collects and distributes food to more than 150 programs that feed the hungry. Provides referrals for individuals.


P.O. Box 131037, AA 48113

Friends In Deed

Interfaith network gives emergency help to low-income county residents for basic necessities, furniture, appliances, car repairs, donations, utility shutoffs, housing needs, and other emergency needs critical to health and well-being. Call first; no walk-ins. Mon.-Fri 9:30 a.m.-noon.


1196 Ecorse, Ypsilanti [map]
Help Line: 484-4357 & Furniture Line: 484-7607

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley

Teams up with low-income families to build affordable houses. Provides interest-free loans. Also runs Habitat Home Improvement Outlet (see listing under Donations).


170 Aprill, suite A [map]

 Homeless Empowerment Relationship Organization of Washtenaw County

Serves homeless and at-risk adults in the county with one-on-one assistance, resource referrals, clothing, classes, and more.


8488 Orhan, Canton [map]

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Washtenaw County at Alpha House

Temporary shelter, food, and support services for homeless families.


4290 Jackson [map]

LIGHT Program (POWER, Inc.)

Provides permanent housing and support services to homeless families with minor children in which at least one parent has a disability. 

MSU Extension Family Nutrition Program

Nutrition education and food safety training to qualifying individuals. Offers ServSafe, an educational program on healthy and safe foods.

705 N. Zeeb [map]

Michigan Department of Human Services of Washtenaw County

Financial and health services to income-eligible families, including food assistance and emergency services. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


22 Center St., Ypsilanti [map]

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, life skills training.


1705 Washtenaw [map]
662-2265, 24-hour hotline: 662-2222

Ozone House (Ypsilanti Drop-in Center)

Safe Place for youth ages 13-20. Housing, employment, and education help available. Crisis intervention, counseling, meals, and scheduled group activities such as game nights, poetry open mics, movie nights, and art classes.

102 N. Hamilton [map]
485-2222 (4 p.m.-8 p.m. weekdays)


Administers home choice vouchers for county residents through Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). Participates in the Washtenaw County Individual Development Account Program (WCIDA), a savings-matching program for families with limited income for home purchase, higher education, or small business development. Low-to-moderate-income Family Self Sufficiency participants receive down-payment assistance. LIGHT Program provides permanent housing and support services to homeless families with minor children in which at least one parent has a disability. Barrier Busters provides emergency financial assistance for county residents. 

SOS Crisis Center (SOS Community Services)

Help for families and individuals in economic crisis, including preventing eviction and utility shutoff and finding emergency shelter and permanent housing. Emergency assistance with food and personal care items (such as diapers and toilet paper). Referrals for other needs including clothing, housing, and prescriptions. Services free to county residents. Walk-ins: Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Emergency food: Tues. 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Wed. 6-7:45 p.m.


114 N. River, Ypsilanti [map]
Housing crisis line: 484-4300 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Salvation Army

Food pantry, family shelter, transitional housing for veterans, utility assistance, eviction prevention. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Soup kitchen at Ypsilanti location (9 S. Park, 482-4700) serves dinner Sat.-Mon. & Thurs., 5-6 p.m., and lunch Wed., 11:30-12:30 p.m.


100 Arbana [map]

Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

Emergency shelter, residential component (50 beds), meals, housing placement assistance, health care, HIV/AIDS testing, job-seeking assistance, mental health advocacy, support groups, literacy support, resource referrals, and other services for homeless people. Lunch served Mon.-Fri. noon-1 p.m.; dinner served Mon.-Fri. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 3-4 p.m. Call for shelter intake hours. Services free.

shelterassociation@ewashtenaw.org,  www.annarborshelter.org

Robert J. Delonis Center, 312 W. Huron
662-2829, ext. 254

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Breakfast Program

Free breakfast daily 7:30-8:30 a.m.

306 N. Division [map]

Staples Family Center (Salvation Army)

Homeless shelter program with emphasis on transition to permanent housing.

johnnie_bass@usc.salvationarmy.org,  www.sawashtenaw.org

3660 Packard [map]

Veteran’s Haven of Hope House (Salvation Army)

Two-year transitional housing program for Veterans. Individualized case work services and weekly meetings with caseworkers.


809 Henry [map]

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children), Washtenaw County Public Health

Programs in health and nutrition for pregnant women, new mothers, and young children. Offers supplemental food, professional nutrition education, and referrals based on health screening and assessments of need.



555 Towner, Ypsilanti [map]

Washtenaw Housing Education Partners

Partnership of seven nonprofits and government agencies offers housing and home ownership counseling and education. The Homebuyer Education Program offers certified prepurchase education and down payment and rehab assistance programs. The Foreclosure Prevention Program offers MSHDA and HUD certified postpurchase delinquency and foreclosure prevention counseling and education.


705 N. Zeeb [map]

Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels

Delivers hot meals to homebound elderly, ill, and disabled residents of eastern Washtenaw County. Deliveries Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


1110 W. Cross [map]