Below are resources our community partners are providing to help support families and students.
We only include free resources from existing nonprofits, businesses and organizations in our local community.
We understand that all resources may not work for all families or students. Please use your own judgement when selecting a resource to make sure it is the best option for you.
Have a resource to share? Email us at email@example.com
Urgent Needs (Housing, Utlitilies, Financial Assistance, Basic Needs, Childcare, etc.)
- Information on Evictions, Unemployment Benefits, Utlilty Shutoffs and more: COVID-19 Essential Service updates from Washtenaw County
- The Ann Arbor Community Center is focusing on supporting urgent needs during the COVID-19 situation. If you have an urgent need, please call them at 734-662-3128 and leave a message. Be clear about what your need is in your message.
- Housing Access for Washtenaw County (HAWC): For families and individuals experiencing Issues with homelesses or experiencing a housing crisis.
- Washtenaw County Community Services Directory: Regulary updated listing of local Housing, Children and Youth Supports, Food Assistance, Health Services, Income Services and more.
- Michigan Pandemic Resource Guide including Unemployment and Worker Assistance, Food Assistance, Utility and Housing Assistance, Childcare Assistance, and more.
- United Way 2-1-1: United Way 2-1-1 is available 24/7 and provides information about health and human services resources available. Call 2-1-1 from any phone or vist 2-1-1 online to live chat, email or search the database
- Engage@EMU has a listing of community resources including Childcare, Financial Assistance and more.
- Please use your personal discretion when choosing any resources that do not come from a registered organization.
- AAPS Food Distribution
- Apply for Food Assistance Through MIBridges
- Listing of Food and Meal Locations created by the Community Action Network
- Food Gatherers Food Pantry Map.
- SOS Community Services: SOS operates a food pantry Tuesdays 1-6:30pm and Wednesdays 9-1pm at its Ypsilanti location. Each pantry visitor will recieve one bag of groceries at the door.
- Jewish Family Services offers delivery of their food pantry items.
- Use SNAP Benefits at a Local Farmers Market. Listing of Markets Here.
- For Elderly Residents: Request a Delivery. Meal or Friendly Reassurance.
- AAPS Public Wireless Access Information
- AAPS Mobile Hotspot Request Form
- AAPS Technology Hotline: For questions about device distribution or other technology issues, please call 734-997-1222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health and Crisis Services
- Mental Health Support for Frontline Workers: MI Frontline Support
- Community Mental Health offers 24/7 Crisis Services and more. 24/7 Hotline: 734-544-3050.
- Ozone House's Crisis Line is available 24/7 for youth looking for support or are at risk of homelessness.
- You Are Not Alone resources and video for students dealing with depression, grief, loss and other mental health issues.
- SafeHouse Center is available 24/7 to help survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault. Helpline: (734) 995-5444
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.
- Grandparents as Parents Support Group: Catholic Social Services Washtenaw Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) program provides community support and resources for grandparents and other kinship caregivers age 55 years and older who are providing stability for their grandchildren, or other relative, under age 18 years. For more information, please contact Farah Khan at email@example.com
Medical and Health Needs
- Lost your job? Health Insurance Options During COVID-19.
- Get assistance with Health Care Coverage: Washtenaw Health Plan
The following health clinics are open:
- RAHS Health Clinics: Open by Appointment Only at Pathways to Success Academic Campus and Mitchell Elementary/Scarlett Middle School
- Hope Clinic: Call for information 734.484.2989
- Corner Health Center: Call for information .734.484.3600
- Packard Health: Call for information 734.926.4900 (Ann Arbor West); 734.971.1073 (Ann Arbor East); 734.985.7200 (Ypsilanti)
- Immunizations Available at the RAHS Clinic at Pathways to Success Academic Campus and other locations. Call to schedule an appointment: 734-973-9167. Interpreters and Document Translators Available. Not registered with RAHS? Call 734-988-2163.
Crowd-Sourced Resources and Supports
- A list of local Washtenaw County resources shared by community members
Education and Learning
- Brainfuse (through AADL) provides live online tutoring support, writing support, language support and more.
- Brainfuse is free with your AADL Library Card. Don't have a card? Get one here.
- To access for free:
- Login through the AADL Homework Help page (click on the Brainfuse link).
- When you get to the Brainfuse page, click Login
- Go to the my account page and if you don't have one, you can create an account.
- More about Brainfuse here.
Activities and Entertainment
- Ann Arbor District Library
- Project Healthy Schools has a website full of exercise activites, nutrition, mindfulness and other resouces.
- Volunteer Washtenaw (run by the United Way of Washtenaw County) has volunteer opportunity postings.
- Volunteer with Food Gatherers
Make a Financial Donation
- Donate to a local nonprofit that supports AAPS students: Peace Neighborhood Center, Community Action Network, Avalon Housing, Ann Arbor Community Center, Girls Group, Safehouse, Ozone House, 826michigan, Alpha House and many others.
- Make an appointment to donate blood to the American Red Cross