Personal Intervention & Support Financial Need, Food Assistance, Housing/Utility Need
Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, OCED has put together an essential services page for low income households, focusing on utility moratoriums (DTE and Consumers Energy have shut offs delayed through the COVID-19 crisis, for example), volunteer aid for isolated residents, and food distribution updates. Please note that this page is new and in process. Website: https://www.washtenaw.org/3100/COVID-19-Essential-Service-Updates
The Food Bank Council of Michigan has a hotline for people to call if they need help applying for SNAP (or have questions about their SNAP case). It's the Food and Other Resources Helpline (F.O.R. Helpline) - 1.888.544.8773
Community Action Network CAN’s programs and services were designed in collaboration with residents to ensure basic needs, student academic and social needs, and community-building needs are met. Now CAN’s community centers provide a space with access to food and personal care items, staff who can connect families to resources throughout Washtenaw County, after-school and summer programs for K-12 students, and many community-building events, bringing families together. Website: https://www.canwashtenaw.org/ Phone: (734) 994-2985
CAN's Food Service Program CAN provides meals for its children & youth during After School Programs & Educational Summer Camps, as well as weekly food distributions & on-site emergency food pantries for families within the communities with whom CAN partners. CAN food distributions & pantries open to all Washtenaw County residents. UPDATE 3/13/2020 - FOOD BANKS (except for Mitchell Market) will remain open during AAPS shut down. MOST LOCAL LOCATIONS FOR SCARLETT FAMILIES Bryant Community Center Market, Ann Arbor (734) 477-0292 3 West Eden Ct., Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Hours: Mon-Tues: 12-3 pm, Wed-Thurs: 8:30-3 pm, Fri: 10-2 pm
Brick Community Center, Ypsilanti (734) 994-2985 or (734) 263-1629 8970 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197
Summer Food Service Programs
Friends in Deed Furniture, Clothing, Car Repair, assistance w utilities. . .Friends in Deed tries to fill in the gaps of assistance offered by other agencies and organizations in Washtenaw County, which means we may answer a request for assistance by providing information about or making a referral to another organization that has a program of services that better fits a client’s needs. We also work to keep track of resources available in the community and pass on the information.
The Friends in Deed "Circles" program is a unique program that is based on the premise that developing meaningful relationships across socio-economic lines can have a dramatic impact on the effort to move families out of poverty. Knowing that relationships and connections matter, the Circles program matches a person in poverty with at least three middle or upper income partners for at least 18 months to build relationships. The goal of these relationships is to break the cycle of generational poverty by creating circles of support and connections with people who are committed to making real change in our community.
Internet Essentials from Comcast Internet Essentials from Comcast offers low-cost Internet service, discounted computer equipment and free digital literacy training to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program.
In addition, effective October 2015, Comcast launched two trial programs, expanding Internet Essentials to eligible seniors and community college students in limited markets. Internet Essentials Includes: 10 Mbps Internet service for just $9.95 a month + tax No activation fees and no equipment rental fees Option to purchase a computer for just $149.99 + tax Access to free Internet training online, in print and in person A wireless gateway, delivering in-home WiFi at no additional cost Internet Essentials is available in all areas where Comcast offers Internet service.
GreenPath Every year hundreds of partners and hundreds of thousands of people choose GreenPath because of the GreenPath Difference. We are a national nonprofit, focused on financial wellness. We are building a new financial culture and system to work for everyone. Our people-centered approach, ambitious goals, and creative strategies set us apart. We’re far more than a credit counseling agency.
COVID Funeral Assistance COVID has brought profound sadness to so many families already struggling from the economic impacts of COVID. To assist families during these extremely difficult times, the American Rescue Plan included funding to assist families with funeral costs.
FEMA has begun to process applications to cover $9,000 in funeral costs to those that have lost loved ones to COVID-19.
FEMA’s program is open to anyone that has paid for funeral expenses for someone lost to the virus, regardless of income.
To apply, call the FEMA hotline at 844-684-6333. There is no deadline to apply for assistance.