Collaborations

Washtenaw County collaborates with many local groups and associations, including:

  • Child Care Network - Washtenaw Regional
    Child Care Network/Washtenaw Regional 4C is dedicated to working with communities to develop quality care for children that is safe, accessible and affordable. CCN has been providing services to families and early childhood professionals since 1977.
  • Community Collaborative of Washtenaw County
    The Community Collaborative of Washtenaw County is a group of concerned citizens from private, public, and non-profit sectors who come together to find real solutions to the pressing social and community issues facing Washtenaw County. We are committed to creating a community of dignity and respect where all people can live to their maximum potential.  The CCWC fulfills the state requirement for the multi-purpose collaborative body.
  • Dispute Resolution Center of Washtenaw County
    A not-for-profit organization serving Washtenaw and Livingston Counties that provides mediation, training and other forms of voluntary dispute resolution for individuals and organizations as an alternative or complement to the judicial process.  
  • Food System Economic Partnership (FSEP)
    FSEP exists to catalyze change in the food system of Southeastern Michigan. We provide research, education and outreach with urban and rural partnerships, resulting in agricultural development opportunities, sustainable communities, and healthy local economies.
  • Humane Society of Huron Valley
    Since 1896, dedicated to promoting respect for all life and preventing cruelty to animals.
  • Huron River Watershed Council
    The first and oldest Watershed Council in Michigan. Services include hands-on citizen education, technical assistance in policy development and river protection projects.
  • Pittsfield Township Historical Society
    The Pittsfield Township Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Pittsfield Township and the traditions of peoples who have lived here and/or traversed the historical roads -- the old Sauk Trail and Maumee-Saginaw Trail -- which cross in Pittsfield Township. The Historical Society also manages the Township Historical Archives.
  • Project Outreach (PORT)
    A joint project between Washtenaw County, and the City of Ann Arbor supported with funding from varied sources including the WCHO, PATH and CSTS designed to provide mental health and other supportive services to the homeless, mentally ill population in Washtenaw County.
  • River Raisin Watershed Council
    A nonprofit membership organization with a growing constituency of individuals, businesses, municipalities and community groups seeking to protect the natural resources of the watershed.  Working in partnership with these diverse interests, RRWC acts as a catalyst to improve the watershed environment through planning, advocacy, education, science, and protection of watershed lands.
  • Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
    The Shelter Association offers a variety of services and programs to help individuals who are experiencing homelessness.  Services range from providing emergency shelter, referrals for substance abuse treatment, clothing vouchers, transportation, and food to providing health care, housing assistance, and money management. 
  • SOS Community Services
    SOS serves the entire Washtenaw County community by working with the community to end homelessness. SOS offers services to those families in our community who are homeless or who are experiencing housing-related crises, including a large number of children.
  • Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)
    SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, is the regional planner in Southeast Michigan. SEMCOG plans in areas that cross jurisdictional boundaries in the Southeast Michigan region that encompasses Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.
  • Southwest Washtenaw Council of Governments (SWWCOG)
    SWWCOG was formed to engage in and promote joint planning and sharing of resources for matters affecting the life, growth and business of its participating members. Members include Freedom, Bridgewater, Manchester and Sharon Townships, the Village of Manchester, and Manchester Community Schools.
  • SPARK
    Economic development organization for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.
  • Washtenaw Area Teens for Tomorrow (WATT)
    A community organization that engages and supports the youth of Washtenaw County.
  • Washtenaw Area Transportation Study
    A multi-jurisdictional agency responsible for transportation planning in Washtenaw County.
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
    A voluntary association of Washtenaw County lawyers and judges. Our committees are involved in issues relating to practice in all divisions of the Washtenaw Trial Court, as well as planning for the courts of the future.
  • Washtenaw County Conservation District
    A local agency of Michigan state government that assists Washtenaw County landowners and residents with the conservation and management of their natural resources.
  • Washtenaw Housing Alliance
    A coalition of ten non-profit organizations that serve the homeless or those at risk of homelessness. These non-profit organizations are independently operated and have been offering a vast array of services within Washtenaw County for over 283 years collectively.
  • Washtenaw Intermediate School District
    Regional educational service agency serving the school districts of Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Lincoln, Manchester,Milan, Saline, Whitmore Lake, Willow Run, Ypsilanti and public school academies.
  • Washtenaw Literacy
    A community, volunteer- based, non-profit agency serving Washtenaw County, Michigan. Washtenaw Literacy\'s trained volunteers provide adults free instruction in basic communication skills that enable individuals to reach their goals.
  • Washtenaw Success By 6
    This initiative is committed to addressing the challenges of providing supportive and positive early childhood development to all children in Washtenaw County
  • Wireless Washtenaw
    Wireless Washtenaw is an exciting new initiative for the Washtenaw community.  The goal for this project is to provide a wireless network for the urban, suburban and rural settings in 2007.
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