Emergency Services

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

Washtenaw County residents facing utility shut-off may be eligible for financial assistance.  In Washtenaw County, many non-profits providing human services are able to submit a request on your behalf.  
 
Additional help may be found by contacting Department of Human Services Washtenaw County Field Office at 734-481-2000 or by contacting the Salvation Army at 734-482-4700 (Ypsilanti) or 734-668-8353 (Ann Arbor).  
 

RENT ASSISTANCE

Washtenaw County residents facing eviction may be eligible for financial assistance.  In Washtenaw County, Housing Access for Washtenaw County (HAWC) administers all eviction prevention assistance.  The number is 734-961-1999.  
 
Additional help may be found by contacting Department of Human Services Washtenaw County Field Office at 734-481-2000.

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Need Food? 

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): 
Washtenaw County residents can visit designated food pantries throughout the Washtenaw County area to receive TEFAP food items.   Please click on the appropriate link above  to obtain a full list of participating pantries in your area.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP):                        

The Summer Food Service Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Michigan Department of Education.  Sponsors receive funding from these departments in order to provide free summer meals at a variety of sites.  The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) is sponsoring a number of sites this summer.   Meals are provided to children under the age of 18 who qualify for free and reduced meals during the school year.  If you are seeking meals for the summer, please contact the sites located on this list, which includes sites sponsored by OCED, Food Gatherers, and Ypsilanti School District).  

If you are seeking to become a site for summer food provision in the future, please contact 734-622-9025.  Due to limited resources, sites are required to operate at least three weeks.

 

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