Essential Human and Emergency Services List

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Essential Human Services Emergency Assistance 

In Washtenaw call 2-1-1:  and 866-953-HELP or see the 2-1-1-online-database
In other counties in S.E. Michigan go to:

For essential human services - including Elderly Services, Non-Medical - Private Duty Home Care Services, or, Family Support and Displaced Workers contact State of Michigan Emergency Relief, Department of Human Services: 734-481-2000 or    Barrier Busters:


Call 911 or go a hospital emergency room. The Catholic hospitals, like St. Joseph Mercy Hospital or state-funded hospitals, like the University of Michigan Hospital must treat people, no matter how poor the person.           Links to Mental Health, Recovery & Grief Support.

If a minor/child is involved call the police 911 or Child Protective Services 734-481-9110

HOUSING ACCESS for WASHTENAW COUNTY call 734-961-1999 - MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:30 AM – 5 PM (WHO SHOULD CALL?   Individuals or families: facing eviction; who owe back rent; who are experiencing homelessness; with no ongoing place to stay.

Delonis Center: 734-662-2829 or

Interfaith Hospitality Network at Alpha House: 734-822-0220 or

Safe House -Domestic Violence Project: 734-995-5444 or

Shelter Association of Washtenaw County: 734-662-2829 or

SOS Community Services: 734-485-8730 and 734-484-4300 or

Staples Family Center: 734-761-7750 or

The CATHOLIC WORKER HOUSE, called MERCY HOUSE  at: 805 West Huron Street, Ann Arbor  MI  48103; and at: 3501 Stone School Road in Ann Arbor.  734-754-0648

Housing and Foreclosure Advice   
Eviction prevention and move in costs

HOUSING ACCESS for WASHTENAW COUNTY call 734-961-1999 - MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:30 AM – 5 PM (WHO SHOULD CALL?   Individuals or families: facing eviction; who owe back rent; who are experiencing homelessness; with no ongoing place to stay.

Department of Human Services:  734-481-2000

Washtenaw County Treasurer’s Office:  734-222-6600 Homeowners with tax foreclosure problems/delinquent property taxes

Washtenaw County Housing Counselors: 734-222-9595 Homeowners with mortgage foreclosure problems/falling behind on payments

SOS Community Services: 734-484-4300 or  & Housing Resources & List

The Salvation Army, Ann Arbor: 734-668-8353 or

The Salvation Army, Ypsilanti: 734-482-4700 or

Housing Bureau for Seniors: 734-998-9339 or (also, Home Share)

Neighborhood Senior Services: 734-712-7775  Services for Elderly see below here or

Home Repair Donate a Day call 734-821-2121

Chore Day call 734-712-7775  

Meals Served Free
Food Gatherers' Community Kitchen: 734-761-2796 or Located in the Delonis Center, Shelter, 312 W. Huron, Ann Arbor, 734-662-2829. Eat: Monday - Friday, Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm and Dinner 5:30 - 6:30 pm. 

St. Andrews Episcopal Church: 734-663-0518 or

The Salvation Army: 734-668-8353 or

The Salvation Army, Ypsilanti: 734-481-0111 or For weekend meals

Motor Meals of Ann Arbor: 734-763-2377 or Kellogg Eye Center, Suite 1311, 100 Wall Street, Ann Arbor

Ypsilanti Meals On Wheels: 734-487-9669 or 1110 W. Cross, Ypsilanti

Thanksgiving Dinner Free provided at The Original Cottage Inn Restaurant, 512 William Street, Ann Arbor, MI (734-663-3379) on Thursday, Thanksgiving day.  See other free meal contacts here.

Hope Clinic, Inc: 734-484-2989 or  Hope Center, 518 Harriet St. Ypsilanti 

Northside Community Center 734-662-4462 (of Catholic Social Services), 815 Taylor St., Ann Arbor (near Pontiac Trail)  or,
The Back Door Food Pantry, 2309 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Food Gatherers: 734-761-2796  (Also, Food Gatherers can help you apply for Food Stamps.)

National, 24-hour hotline: 800-395-HELP or

ArborVitae Women's Center: 734-994-8863 or

Pregnancy Counseling Center: 734-434-3088 or

Mary's Mantle , a Catholic home for expectant mothers in southeast Michigan.

Perinatal Hospice and Tender Care of Washtenaw County, Janet Holtz 734-395-0400  or, , or our FaceBook Page, which provides support, education, and encouragement to families who choose to carry their dying baby to term.

Child Care Network (888-338-7656)  


Mental Health & Grief Support
Psychiatric Help or Recovery from Drugs & Alcohol

Mental Health Emergencies: 734-996-4747

U of M Psych Emergency Room: 734-936-5900

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County: 734-971-9781 or

The Kite Network Grief Support: One-to-One (734-975-0238)

Crossroads Counseling Center, Inc: 734-528-9703

Home of New Vision: 734-975-1602 or

Safe House -Domestic Violence Project: 734-995-5444 or

Samaritan Counseling Services:  734-677-0609 or

VA Hospital: 734-769-7100 or

The Project Outreach Team: 734-222-3750 or

St. Francis' Recovery Community for Alcohol & Drug Addiction

Legal Services
Legacy Law Center: 734-995-2383 or

Washtenaw County/EMU - Legal Resource Center: 734-994-0160

Michigan Poverty Law Program- Legal Services: 734-998-6100 or

Michigan Poverty Law Program - Southern Michigan: 734-665-6181 or

United Way Office at 2305 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor, (734-971-8200) (734-677-7205) offers one-on-one budget coaching for free to to residents of Washtenaw County.

Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR): recommends attorney Radovan Stipanovic 734-327-9591

Services for Senior Citizens  &  Non-Medical - Private Duty Home Care Services
- also help Grocery Shopping & Errands
Catholic Social Services -Older Adult Services: 734-712-3625 or The Senior Resource Directory  (Low-income individuals can apply for free or low cost in home services.)

Living at Home Village  (Nord) 1-734-904-9639  (main) 1-800-330-3433

Housing Bureau for Seniors: 734-998-9339 or

Neighborhood Senior Services: 734-712-7775 or

Colleen Burroughs 734-845-8827

Partners in Personal Assistance (PPA) 734-214-3890

Senior Care Network: 248-735-5900 

Home Helpers: 734-274-5335  or

Home Watch CareGivers: 734-622-8190 or

Home Instead: 734-971-9023 or

Glacier Hills Home Care: 734-769-5758 or

ComForcare: 734-330-2960 or

Comfort Keepers: 734-622-0600 or

Senior Helpers: 734-927-3111 or 877-509-8478 or

Trusted Loving Care: 734-302-1234 or

Precious Helping Hands: 734-717-2884

Kathleen Hicks  734-332-1699

Debbie Cape: 734-480-2188

Help Grocery-Shopping by adults with disabilities with the assistance of their job coaches.  Shopping is done Tuesdays through Thursdays and we require 24 hour advance notice.  Contact: Scott Shemwell of Washtenaw County Community Support & Treatment Services (CSTS) at 734-891-5618.


Transportation Ministry at St. Franics

Helpful Auto Mechanics

Select Auto, 734-677-1210, located at 2231 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor.

Mike Maloney's Convenience Auto Service, 734-769-0380, located at 1225 Jewett Ave - Between S. Industrial and Packard, Ann Arbor.

Car Donations

Temporary Work

Labor Ready: 1-800-24-LABOR and Westland 734-261-8000

FasTemps Inc.: 734-484-3668

Michigan Works Service Center - Work First: 734-484-7247

Roddy Staffing Services: 734-485-2855

Financial Assistance
Utility Bills, Auto Repairs, Transportation Fuel, and Groceries

One-on-one budget coaching for free to to residents of Washtenaw County, at the United Way Office (734-971-8200) (734-677-7205)  at 2305 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor.

Department of Human Services: 481-2000, Utility Shut Off Prevention

ETCS (Employment Training and Community Service): 544-6850, Utility Shut Off Prevention

Friends In Deed: 734-484-4357, Help Line, Mon-Fri 9:30-Noon or

The Salvation Army, Ann Arbor: 734-668-8353 or

The Salvation Army, Ypsilanti: 734-482-4700

Hope Clinic, Inc.: 734-484-2989 or

American Red Cross of Washtenaw County:  734-971-5300 or

SOS Community Services: 734-485-8730 or

St. Francis Tax Assistance Program 

Hearing Aids 
The Starkey Hearing Foundation:  800-328-8602

Eye Glasses


Clothing  - -  Clothing


Funeral Expense Assistance
Emergency Needs Burial

Department of Human Services: 734-481-2000 or

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