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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- AAPS Food Service while schools are closed: AAPS is working with several community organizations and residential areas to distribute food during the school closure.
- 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.
- Businesses/Organizations distributing meals:
- For any of these options, please check in with the business if you or your child has any food allergies.
- Also, please ensure that the business is following Everyday Prevention measures and these Food Distribution Guidelines to avoid the spread of disease.
- If possible, please call the organization before you call to ensure availability of food.
- Hope Clinic will be distributing prepacked boxes of groceries as needed at 518 E Harriet Street, Ypislanti at the following times: Mon/Weds/Fri 9:30am-12:00pm, Tues/Thurs 12:30-3:00pm, Sat: 10:00am-12:00pm. They also have emergency food bags available Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm.
- Palm Palace at 2370 Carpenter Road is giving free meals to children while school is closed, including carry out. No purchase necessary.
- TeaHaus in Ann Arbor will make free boxed lunches available for students and families who need them. Pick up will be between 11am-1pm, Monday-Friday at Eat More Tea, around the corner from TeaHaus: 211 E. Ann St. across, from the Hands on Museum.
- Conor O'Neills Irish Pub is offering boxed lunches for any children being impacted by school closures. If you're in need of a meal, please feel free to stop by the pub at 318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor between 11am-1pm and one of our staff will gladly assist you.
- 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.
- Comcast is offering free internet to low income families for two months.
- A listing of other 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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 Daily Learning Activities for Kids, week of March 16.
- 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
- Get a FREE library card
- The Bummer Game
- AADL.tv: Storytimes, trivia and more!
- Streaming Documentaries
- Downloadable Music
- Downloadable Audiobooks and Plays
- Creativebug: video classes on painting, knitting, crafting and more.
- Other online services coming the week of 03/23. Stay tuned on AADL's site and social media for details.
- Free Art Resources for Families from The Ann Arbor Art Center
- Neutral Zone is offering virtual programs for teens.
- Project Healthy Schools has a website full of exercise activites, nutrition, mindfulness and other resouces.
Want to Help?
- Volunteer Washtenaw (run by the United Way of Washtenaw County) has volunteer opportunity postings.
- Food Gatherers has the following opportunities
- Have another idea for how you could volunteer? Let us know.
- Make a Financial Donation
- Make financial donation at foodgatherers.org/rotary.
Financial gifts of $25 or more to Food Gatherers through the Rotary Fights Summer Hunger Food and Fund Drive will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor.
- A gift of $25 will provide enough food for 150 meals when you include the match!
- Contribute to the United Way of Washtenaw County's COVID-19 Relief Fund.
- Make financial donation at foodgatherers.org/rotary.
- Donate Needed Items
Support AAPS Families in Need
- Have another idea for how you can help? Let us know.