We have transitioned to a ‘core programs’ model to prioritize our most critical services for young people. This means that some non-essential services will be postponed or limited in order to permit our program staff to focus on the highest needs of our young people.
With help from our partners, we will continue to staff our 24/7 Crisis Phone Line. Our text and chat services are available Monday – Thursday 10am – 5pm and Friday 10am – 4pm. Our staff can help you find immediate resources in Washtenaw County.
We will continue to operate our 24/7 Transitional Living Program for 18-20 years old.
Our staff will provide case management services to young people living off-site, utilizing distance based support whenever possible.
Phone and individual on-site intervention will be provided as needed. Contact our crisis line at 734-662-2222.
Our Drop-In Center is CLOSED until further notice. We are still providing individualized support to youth who normally access our Drop-In Center services. Food and personal hygiene items are available on the front porch at 102 N. Hamilton.
We have contingency plans in place to maintain staffing of essential services in the face of school closures and if our team is dramatically impacted by illness. Non-essential staff have been asked to work from home at this time
Please visit our partner Food Gatherers for updates about local food distribution including the most up to date information from local schools. Here is their list of local food banks that are currently open.
Our partners at United Way of Washtenaw County have set up a COVID-19 relief fund here to help non-profits meet the needs of the vulnerable populations including those needing food, families facing loss of income due to business closures, health issues, and those experiencing housing crisis.
Please consider making in-kind donations to the following organizations:
In order to limit non-essential visitors to our building, we are not accepting other donations of goods at this time.
We are deeply grateful to our supportive community during this time of crisis. We will continue to post updates with the latest information about our response to this crisis and ways that you can help vulnerable young people in our community.
– Krista Girty
Executive Director, Ozone House
Need to find food?
Salvation Army Energy Assistance/DTE
Ozone House is collecting Gift Cards. We are providing gift cards to young people who are having a difficult time accessing food and as incentives for young people to keep their virtual appointments. Target , Meijers (1-800-487-9460), Kroger are preferred. Electronic gift cards can be emailed to email@example.com or cards can be mailed to: Ozone House c/o Food Relief 1600 N. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. ($10-$25)
PANDEMIC RESOURCE GUIDE
from the Poverty Solutions dept of the University of Michigan. Resources for unemployment, food assistance, utility and housing, and more.
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