Partnering Organizations

Partner Agencies
We are very grateful for the support and collaboration of other agencies serving those in need in Washtenaw County.

Avalon Housing develops and manages permanent supportive rental housing for people with extremely low incomes in Washtenaw County.  Avalon owns and / or operates 324 units, scattered at twenty three sites throughout Ann Arbor and provides support services to all tenants to help them maintain their housing and enhance their quality of life.

Catholic Social Services serves thousands of individuals and families of all faiths and all walks of life, offering more than two dozen programs reflecting the diversity of our community: adoption and pregnancy counseling, food assistance, homelessness prevention, domestic and child abuse intervention and prevention, family therapy, and services designed to assist older adults, individuals with developmental disabilities, and at-risk families with young children.

Child Care Network is committed to improving the quality of child care and providing resources to help the community make educated choices about early childhood education. CCN has been providing services to families and early childhood professionals since 1977. Child Care Network provides services for six southeast Michigan counties: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw. Child Care Network’s mission is to promote the success of children, families and our community through quality child care education, advocacy and family support.

Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community. Food Gatherers serves 150 non-profit agencies and programs providing direct food assistance in the form of hot meals, nutritious snacks or emergency groceries to low-income adults, seniors and children in Washtenaw County.

Home of New Vision provides innovative transitional housing, rehabilitation, and therapeutic services for individuals committed to ongoing recovery from chemical dependency in Washtenaw County. The Home of New Vision believes in using the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) approach coupled with relational and empowerment models, which acknowledge that community and peer connections are fundamental to the growth, recovery and healing of addiction.

Housing Access for Washtanew County (HAWC) is the single point of entry for all shelters in the county including – Alpha House, Delonis Center, Father Patrick Jackson House, Ozone House, Safe House, SOS Community Services, and Staples Family Center. Any resident in Washtenaw County experiencing a housing emergency can call. Staff will provide the caller with an initial screening to learn their household characteristics and needs.

Legal Services of South Central Michigan provides free civil legal assistance to low income persons with emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence prevention, assisting in accessing health care, food and needs-based income programs. LSSCM prioritizes urgent and critical cases that often result in keeping families safe, preserving their homes from illegal evictions or foreclosures, maintaining economic stability and obtaining support for children.

Michigan Ability Partners serves veterans and individual adults with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, multiple disabilities, homelessness or barriers to stable housing, barriers to financial stability, mental illness and addiction. MAP offers services designed to increase the chances of sustaining stable housing, financial health, job skills and living skills.

Michigan Legal Help Is a statewide, interactive legal self-help website created to help people who are not able to afford a lawyer, handle simple civil legal problems on their own. It provides articles to help people learn about specific areas of the law and toolkits to help  prepare those who wish to self- represent in court for matters such as consumer, family protection orders, landlord/tenant and expungement matters. This site also contains simple forms, as well as links to local lawyers and community services.

Ozone House is a crisis, support and housing agency for youth and families in crisis or conflict, for youth who have runaway or become homeless, and those in unstable or unsafe situations. Ozone House helps young people lead safe, healthy and productive lives through intensive intervention and prevention services, including case management, emergency crisis line, individual and family therapy, street outreach, health clinic, emergency youth shelter and drop-in center.

SafeHouse Center provides support for those impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault. SafeHouse provides free and confidential services for any person victimized that lives or works in Washtenaw County. Services include emergency shelter for those in danger of being hurt or killed, counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, and especially, hope.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System provides IHN with the use of Alpha House, a former residential adolescent substance abuse treatment facility for $1 per year. This ongoing collaboration started in 2001 and greatly reduces IHN’s administrative overhead in providing essential shelter and support services.

Shelter Association of Washtenaw County is housed at the Robert J. Delonis Center on the edge of downtown Ann Arbor.  The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County offers a wide array of services including the intensive residential program, employment assistance, health care, referrals for clothing, transportation assistance, substance abuse evaluations, mental health assessments, and meals.  Each year these services are provided to approximately 1,500 adults experiencing homelessness.

SOS Community Services directly serve 4,700 people annually, including families, individuals and children, with comprehensive services that move them from homelessness to self-sufficiency and permanent, stable housing. In 2011, SOS transitioned the Housing Crisis Center into the single point of entry for housing emergencies in the county. The new entity responsible for providing assistance is called the Housing Access of Washtenaw County and assists people with eviction prevention, rapid re-housing, move in costs and referrals to emergency shelter and other available resources.

Staples Family Center is a 35-bed emergency shelter operated by The Salvation Army of Washtenaw County.  Staples serves a wide cross-section of people experiencing homelessness including single adults, couples, and families with children. During their stay, guests receive individualized casework services while they work toward establishing greater personal self-sufficiency with the goal of being able to move into more permanent housing upon completion of the program.

Washtenaw Housing Alliance is a unique coalition of twenty-seven community-based organizations that serve those experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness.  Their mission is to end homelessness in Washtenaw County in 5 years, by assuring access to housing with services, enhancing homeless prevention, reforming the system of care and engaging the community in increasingly collaborative efforts to fulfill the vision established by our shared plan.