Below are resources our community partners are providing to help support families and students during the COVID-19 stay at home order.
We are only including 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.
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Directories of Services
- The Washtenaw Health Initiative offers a Directory of Directories by area of need.
- Washtenaw County Comumunity Services Directory
- The Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide includes information on Unemployment and Worker Assistance, Food Assistance, Utility and Housing Assistance, Childcare Assistance, and more.
- United Way 2-1-1: United Way 2-1-1 which 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.
- Pandemic EBT Program information.
- AAPS Summer Food Distribution Information
- Community Action Network’s Bryant Community Center Market (3 W. Eden Ct, Ann Arbor, MI 48108) is open to all Washtenaw County residents.
- Food Gatherers Food Pantry Map.
- SOS Community Services: SOS operates a food pantry Tuesdays 1-6:30pm and Wednesdays 9-1pm at it's Ypsilanti location. Each pantry visitor will recieve one bag of groceries at the door.Jewish Family Services offers delivery of their food pantry items.
For Elderly Residents: Request a Delivery. Meal or Friendly Reassurance.
- AAPS Public Wireless Access Information
- AAPS Technology Hotline 734-997-1222: Having issues with a device or home internet that's making it hard for you or your child to learn? Call the AAPS technology hotline at 734-997-1222, available Mon-Fri, 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM.
- A listing of low cost internet options
Urgent Needs (Housing, Utlitilies, 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.
Social Support and Crisis Services
- 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. Grandparents and other relatives under age 55 years are welcome to attend support group meetings and other events as they are scheduled. For more information, please contact Sarah Russman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical and Health Insurance Needs
The following health clinics are open:
- 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)
Crowd-Sourced Resources and Supports
- A list of local Washtenaw County resources shared by community members
- Huron Valley Mutual Aid Form to both request and offer resources
Education and Learning
- AAPS Summer Learning Opportunities
- Khan Academy offers free personalized 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
- Contribute to the United Way of Washtenaw County's COVID-19 Relief Fund.
- 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 and many others.
- Make an appointment to donate blood to the American Red Cross
Have another idea for how you can help? Let us know.