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  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
    "988" is the three-digit, nationwide phone number to connect directly to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. the 988 brand embodies the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline's ideals and goals. Built on a concept of connecting with those who are experiencing suicidal or mental health crises, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline brand primarily seeks to offer a sense of hope. We want that hope to encourage people to call, chat or text 988 if they or a loved one are in a suicidal or mental health-related crisis. Be the lifeline.
  • Affordable Internet
    1. Affordable InternetAccess from AT&T 1-855-220-5211 1-855-220-5225 (Spanish) 2. Comcast Internet Essentials 1-855-846-8376
  • After-School Activities
    1. Growing Hope Growing Hope helps to increase access to healthy food and improve the community. Current volunteer opportunities include gardening, data entry, social media posting, outreach tasks, and photography 922 W Michigan Ave Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-786-8401 2. Ozone House Drop-In Center A safe place for youth (ages 13-20) to hang out. Meals options available call ahead. Monday thru Thursday 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm Friday by appointment only, no open drop-in hours. Call to reach a staff member. 102 N. Hamilton St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-485-2222 3. Ypsilanti District Library Various events and activities. Check the calendar for dates and times. 229 W Michigan Ave Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-482-4110 ext 1325 Monday-Thursday 9 am-9 pm Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm closed on Sunday Whittaker Road Library 5577 Whittaker Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Same hours as YDL accept open on Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Clothing
    No clothing is provided at this time. Please visit the website for updates. 1043 W Michigan Ave Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-482-7050 2. Dress for Success Dress for Success offers interview clothing and job training services for women. Call to make an appointment. Please visit the website for updates. 5361 McAuley Dr, Suite 1125 Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-712-0517 Monday 11:30am-2:30pm Tuesday 10:30am-2:30pm Thursday 11am-3pm Friday 12:30pm-6pm 3. Emmanuel Lutheran Church Food Pantry is open all year round, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. No referral needed. No appointment is necessary. 201 N River St Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-482-7121 Wednesday/Thursday 3pm to 3:45 pm 4. The Thrift Shop of Ypsilanti Offers reasonably priced, gently-used clothing. 14 S Washington St Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-483-1226 Monday & Friday 1pm to 4pm Tuesday 12noon to 6 pm Wednesday & Thursday 10 am to 4 pm Saturday 11am-2pm
  • Dental Care
    Hope Dental Clinic Provides preventative and restorative dental care to those without insurance or who can pay. New patients may only register during New Patient Registration Days. Eligibility is based on family size and income. New patients are required to provide proof of income and a photo ID. 518 Harriet St Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-480-9575 Monday thru Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Emergency/Help Lines
    1. Hot Lines US Suicide Prevention:1-800-784-2433 National Runaway Youth/Teens:1-800-786-2929 or 1-800-Runaway National Youth Crisis and Child Abuse Hotline:1-800-422-4453 (English/Spanish) or TEXT child help to 847411 for more youth resources go to: and click on safety and help. 2. Ozone House Provides emergency shelter for homeless teens or teens in crisis ages 10 to 23. 1600 N. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-662-2222 (crisis line) 734-662-2265 (office) Hours Monday thru Friday 9 am to 5 pm 3. SafeHouse Center Provides free and confidential services to those experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual assault. 4100 Clark Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48105 734-973-0242 Emergency Helpline: 734-995-5444 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 4. United Way 211 Provides information about local resources for everyday communication and emergencies. 1-800-552-1183 OR 211 Ypsilanti Police Department 505 W Michigan Ave Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Non-emergency: 734-483-9510
  • Employment
    1. Food Gatherers Warehouse. Distributes to local food pantries inWashtenaw County. Monday thru Friday 9 am to 5 pm 1 Carrot Way Ann Arbor, MI 48105 734-761-2796 (office) 734-930-0550 (fax) email: 2. Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Offers employment training programs. Monday thru Friday 8 am to 5 pm. 304 Harriet St Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-714-9814
  • Pregnancy Classes
    1. University of Michigan Buckle Up Program Provides information on the safe use of car seats and car seat fittings. Reduced-cost car seats are available to families with proof of low-income status. 734-763-2251 2. Washtenaw Area Council for Children Offers safe sleep training. Parents may be able to receive a free pack n’ play portable crib. 3075 W Clark Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-434-4243
  • Free Meals/Food Pantry
    1. Bethesda Bible Church Free groceries. Call ahead to reserve a spot to avoid waiting in line. ID is not required. 1800 S Huron St Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-483-7279 ext. 1 2nd/4th Wednesday 10:15 am-11:30 am 2. Brown Chapel AME Drive through groceries only 1043 W Michigan Ave Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-482-7050 Friday 11am-12:30pm 3. Calvary Bible Church Open distribution food pantry 8318 Carpenter Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-664-7306 - contact Lynn Jackson 2nd/4th Saturday 10 am-12 pm 4. Community Church of God Curb side service only. Emergency boxes are available, please call the Church office. 565 Jefferson St Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-483-1955 1st/3rd Friday 12pm-1:30pm 5. Emmanuel Lutheran Church Need to have a current ID to access the food pantry. Masks recommended. 201 N River Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-482-7121 Food Pantry is open year-round except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve. Wednesday & Thursday 3 pm to 3:45 pm 6. Grace Fellowship Church Open distribution food pantry 1301 S Harris Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-480-0077 1st/2nd Saturday 11:30am to 1:30pm 7. Greater Faith Mission Perishable and nonperishable food distribution 670 Onandaga Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-217-9014 Every Tuesday 1 pm to 3:30 pm until further notice 8. Islamic Association of Ypsilanti Open distribution food pantry. ID is not required. Mask required. 295 S. Ford Blvd Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-604-1592 2nd/4th Friday 1 pm to 3 pm 9. Salvation Army of Washtenaw County Must be a resident of Washtenaw County. Requires proof ID, does not have to be a drivers license. 100 Arbana Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-668-8353 Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 am to 12noon then again from 1pm to 3pm 10. SOS Community Services Available 1 appointment per week. Must schedule an appointment to access the pantry. Receiving produce does not require an appointment. No ID required. 114 N River St Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-484-9945 Tuesday 1pm-6:30pm Wednesday 9 am-1 pm 11. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Food pantry accessible weekly. ID is not required. 411 Florence Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-483-3360 Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm 12. Washtenaw County Public Health 734-544-6700 555 Towner St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Due to COVID-19, our food distributions are CANCELLED until further notice. Dozens of other distribution sites are available in the Ypsilanti area - see Food Gatherer’s website to find food. Food Gatherers 734-761-2796 (office) 734-930-0550 (fax) email: 13. Word of Deliverance Church Open distribution food pantry 1005 Midway Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-829-9381 2nd Tuesday every month 11:30-1 pm
  • Household Goods
    1. Emmanuel Lutheran Church Provides free bedding and household goods. No referral is needed. Clothes Closet is open on Wednesday from 9 am to 10:30 am. Anyone can come once a month for a free bag of clothes email: If you are in need of durable medical equipment, please email with your needs. A message can also be left on the church phone for any need: 734-482-7121. 201 N River Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-482-7121
  • Housing/Shelter
    1. Avalon Housing Develops and manages permanent affordable housing for the homeless or people with very low incomes. Call for application information. 1327 Jones Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 734-794-6720 2. Delonis Shelter Provides temporary, emergency housing for males and females. The maximum stay is 90 days. 312 West Huron Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-662-2829 3. Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley Provides safe, decent, affordable housing to Washtenaw county families. Applications can be accessed online or in the office. 170 Aprill Dr., Suite A Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-677-1558 4. Ozone House Provides emergency shelter to teens in conflict with family. 4290 Jackson Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-662-2265 5. SafeHouse Provides safe housing for domestic violence victims who live or work in Washtenaw county. 4100 Clark Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48105 734-995-5444 6. Staples Family Center Provides emergency housing for 90 days. 3660 Packard Ann Arbor, MI 48108 734-761-7750 7. Ypsilanti Housing Commission Public housing for the city of Ypsilanti. 601 Armstrong Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-482-4300
  • Laundry
    1. Delonis Shelter Free use of washers and dryers. Soap included. 312 W Huron St Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-662-2829 2. Hope Center-Wash With Care Program Free use of washers and dryers. Soap included. Call to make an appointment. 518 Harriett St Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-484-2989 3. Journey of Faith Christian Church Laundry and Shower Program - By Appointment Only 1900 Manchester Road Ann Arbor, MI 734-971-4245 email:
  • Medical Care
    1. Hope Medical Clinic Provides free primary care for patients without insurance or the ability to pay. All new patients must call to pre-register. 518 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-484-2989 2. Packard Community Clinic Center for family-based health care regardless of ability to pay. 200 Arnet St., Suite 150 Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-985-7200 Monday-Wednesday, Friday 8 am-5pm Thursday 8am-7pm 3. Planned Parenthood Low-cost reproductive care. 840 Manus Ave Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-485-0144 Monday-Tuesday, Thursday 9am-5pm Wednesday 9am-8 pm Saturday 9am-3pm 4. The Corner Health Center Provides primary care to young adults, age 12-21, regardless of income level. 47 N. Huron St Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-484-3600 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9 am-6 pm Wednesday 1 pm-6 pm Friday 9am-5pm Walk-ins: Monday/Friday 9:30am-11:30am
  • Mental Health
    1. Catholic Social Services Provides solution-focused therapy for families, couples, and individuals. Substance abuse treatment is also available. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Accepts some insurances. Call to schedule an initial intake. 4925 Packard St Ann Arbor, MI 48108 734-926-0155 Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-9 pm Friday 8:30am-5pm Saturday 8:30am-3pm 2. Eastern Michigan University Counseling EMU graduate students provide counseling services. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Must make an appointment. 135 Porter Building Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-487-4410 Monday-Thursday 10 am-9 pm 3. Health Services ACCESS Provides health information and/or referrals to community services. Receive a comprehensive mental health screening. 734-544-3050 OR 1-800-440-7548 4. Psychiatric Emergency Services-University of Michigan Provides emergency/urgent walk-in evaluations. Crisis phone services are available 24/7. University Hospital 1500 E Medical Center Dr Reception: Emergency Medicine Ann Arbor, MI 48109 734-936-5900 Emergency: 734-936-5900 Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-7 pm Friday 7:30am-5pm
  • Clinics
    1. Catholic Social Services Explore options of parenting or adoption. Receive one on one parenting education.There is no cost to participate. 4925 Packard St Ann Arbor, MI 48108 734-971-9781 ext 321 2. Family Life Services Clinic Provides pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, material goods, and counseling. All services are free. Bring a photo ID. 2950 Packard St Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Monday, Wednesday-Friday 12:30 am-5 pm Tuesday 3 pm-8 pm
  • Free Items
    Free DiapersMany diaper companies will send you free samples when you register on their website, as well as coupons for other baby products. Free Nursing Cover Receive a nursing cover, valued at $34.95 or less, from Udder Covers for only the cost of shipping. Use code PENNY1 at checkout. Free Nursing Pillow Receive a nursing pillow for only the cost of shipping. Originally $39.95. Use code PENNY1 at checkout. Strong Mom’s Program Receive a free messenger bag, milk storage bag and bottles, full-size formula, prenatal samples, and coupons when you sign up for Similac’s StrongMoms Program. Target Target will give you a gift bag with coupons and free samples just for creating a registry with them.
  • State/Federal Programs
    Child Development and Care ProgramState Program that offers assistance in paying for childcare for low-income parents who need help affording childcare. Eligible families can choose their own childcare provider. Eligibility is based on income. Parents are expected to pay a portion of the childcare. Apply online:,4615,7-140-63533_63534_72609---,00.html HEAD START Provides holistic programs for children from birth to five years old. Eligibility is based on income. 734-994-8478 ext 4910 1. Perry Early Learning Center 550 Perry St Ypsilanti, MI 48197 2. Beatty Early Learning Center 1661 Leforge Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48198 3. Ford Early Learning Center 2440 E Clark Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48198 Woman, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) Federal nutrition program to provide free health food to pregnant women, new mothers, and children under 5 years old. Recipients usually receive benefits for six-twelve months. Eligibility is based on household size and income. Priority is given to TANF recipients. Set up an appointment. Washtenaw County Human Services 555 Towner St Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-544-6800 Monday, Wednesday 8:30 am-7:30 pm Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 am-5 pm Friday 7:30 am-4pm
  • Free or Low-Cost Medical Items
    1. Bethlehem United Church of Christ Used canes, walkers, bath chairs, wheelchairs, etc. 423 S. Fourth Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 734-665-6149 2. Emanuel Lutheran Church Used canes, walkers, bath chairs, wheelchairs, etc. 201 N River Blvd. Ypsilanti, MI 734-482-7121 3. First United Methodist Church Canes, walkers, bath chairs, wheelchairs 209 Washtenaw Avenue Ypsilanti, MI Contact: Stephen Gendler - 734-482-8374 (call ahead) 4. Michigan CPAP Bank University of Michigan Prescription and Copy of Sleep Study required Machines: CPAP, BiPAP, Auto CPAP, Auto BiPAP, ASV, AVAPS, and other PAP machines, and CPAP supplies C712 Med Inn Building, 1500 E Medical Center Dr Ann Arbor 734-232-3964 5. World Medical Relief Items available for a one-time handling feeA variety of medical equipment offered Washtenaw County Residents are eligible to call. Requires a prescription or letter from a physician or therapist to pick up items. 11745 Rosa Parks Blvd. Detroit, 48206 313-866-5333 6.Office of Community Development Accessibility Ramp Program Free construction and installation of exterior aluminum access ramps. Income requirements. Washtenaw County Residents Only. 415 W Michigan Ave, Ste 2200 Ypsilanti, MI 734-544-6747
  • Transportation Assistance
    Ann Arbor Transit Authority Fare Deal Cards allow those who are income-eligible to ride fixed-route services for a reduced fare. Must have valid proof of Medicaid/Medicare or authorization from a participating social service agency. Submit completed Fare Deal Application in person. 2700 S Industrial Hwy Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-973-6500 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
  • Utility Assistance
    State Emergency Relief Provides assistance for energy-related expenses in crisis situations. Must demonstrate an immediate need. Available November 1st-May 31sr. May apply online using MI Bridges. 1.Michigan Department of Human Service 22 Center St Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-481-2000 2. Friends in Deed Provides funds to help prevent utility shut-off. 1196 Ecorse Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48198
  • HOW TO Obtain/Replace a Social Security Card
    Note: You are allowed up to three (3) replacement cards in a calendar year or up to 10 replacements in your lifetime. You are not charged to replace a social security card. Step 1: Gather documentation to prove your identity and US citizenship. All documents must be originals or certified copies. (requires 2 pieces of documentation) ● Original birth certificate ● Valid US drivers license or state ID card ● US passport ● School ID card ● Health insurance card ● Employee identification card Step 2: Complete the Application for a Social Security Card form (also known as Form SS-5) Step 3: Bring completed application and documentation to the local social security office. Social Security Office Suite A 3971 Research Park Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48108 1-800-772-1213 Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday 9 am-4 pm Wednesday 9 am-12 pm If taking the AATA bus from WSC Academy (~36 mins): ● Take the 47 bus towards YTC-EndPt ● Walk ~1 min to S Ellsworth ● Take the 6 bus from S Ellsworth towards Blake Transit Center ● Walk ~1 min to the social security office.
  • Obtain a State ID Card
    There is a $10 fee associated with obtaining a State ID card. It May take several weeks for your ID card to arrive in the mail. Step 1: Gather necessary documentation: including proof of identity, proof of residency, proof of US Citizenship, and valid social security card ● Social Security Number: Must present one(1) o Social security card o W-2 or 1099 form o Pay stub containing the name and social security number o US military ID card ● Legal Presence: Must present one (1) o Certified birth certificate o Valid US passport o Enhanced Michigan ID card ● Identity Verification: Must present one (1) o Marriage license issued in the US o Divorce decree issued in the US o Photo ID o US military ID o Michigan DOC prisoner ID card o Michigan adoption record ● Proof of Michigan Residency: Must present two (2) o Utility bill or credit card bill issued in past 90 days o Bank account statement o Michigan high school report card or transcript o Paystub o Life, health, auto, or home insurance policy Step 2: Visit local Secretary of State office Secretary of State Branch Office 4675 Washtenaw Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48108 888-767-6424 *If you are applying for an enhanced ID card, there is an additional fee included. An enhanced ID card allows you to enter Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean islands without a US passport. You just have to have the ID with you at the entry port.
  • Obtaining a New Driver's License
    There is a $25 cost associated with obtaining your driver’s license. If you are under 18 years of age, you must complete a driver’s education course from a third-party provider Step 1: You must first get a Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP) from the Secretary of State office. If you are under 18 years of age, you will need to provide proof that you have successfully completed a driver's education course. If you are 18 years or older, you do not have to complete a driver's education course. To get a T.I.P., you will need to provide the following, as well as pass the DMV tests on road signs, written knowledge, and vision: ● Social Security Number: Must present one(1) o Social security card o W-2 or 1099 form o Pay stub containing the name and social security number o US military ID card ● Legal Presence: Must present one (1) o Certified birth certificate o Valid US passport o Enhanced Michigan ID card ● Identity Verification: Must present one (1) o Marriage license issued in the US o Divorce decree issued in the US o Photo ID o US military ID o Michigan DOC prisoner ID card o Michigan adoption record ● Proof of Michigan Residency: Must present two (2) o Utility bill or credit card bill issued in past 90 days o Bank account statement o Michigan high school report card or transcript o Paystub o Life, health, auto, or home insurance policy Step 2: After holding a T.I.P for 30 days, you may take your road test through a third-party testing provider. A list of providers can be found at:,1607,7-127-1640_14837_52825-209853--,00.html Step 3: Once you have passed the road test, you must revisit the Secretary of State office. Bring with you: ● Proof of identity o Birth certificate o US passport ● Your Temporary Instruction Permit ● A certificate from a third-party testing provider stating that you passed the road test ● The $25 fee *Below is a list of drivers education schools available in Ypsilanti Cobbi Driving School 734-483-2085 All Star Driver Education 800-967-7719 Master Driving School 734-754-0488 Champion Driving School 734-665-3810 A Plus Driving School 866-611-3552
  • Obtaining a Replacement Birth Certificate
    The only persons who may request a copy of a birth certificate are the person named on the record, a parent named on the record, a legal guardian of the person named on the record, an heir if the person is deceased, a legally licensed representative of the person named on the record. The request must be made to the state where the birth took place. There is a fee of $34 for the first copy of the birth certificate. Each additional copy is $16. To order by mail (~5 weeks to process): Step 1: Fill out the Application for a Certified Copy-Michigan Birth Record Step 2: Must provide either a valid driver’s license, state-issued ID card, or passport. If you do not have any of the above documentation, you must provide three (3) of the following. Note that at least one piece must be dated within the last year. ● Marriage or divorce certificate ● Child’s birth record ● W-2 ● Paycheck stub ● Bank statement ● Voter or car registration ● Health insurance card ● School records ● State or federal prison photo ID with release papers dated within the last year Step 3: Mail to: Vital Records Requests PO Box 30721 Lansing MI 48909 To Order in Person: Take the above paperwork and documentation to: South Grand Building, 1st Floor 333 S Grand Ave Lansing, MI 48933 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
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Emergency/Help Lines
Free Meals/Food Pantry
Household Goods
Medical Care
Mental Health
low-cost medical items
Utility Assistance
Transportation Assistance
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State/Federal Programs
Birth Certificate
Driver' License
State ID Card
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
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