We have transitioned to a ‘core programs’ model to prioritize our most critical services for young people. This means that some services may be on hold or limited in order to comply with COVID safety protocol.
With help from our partners, we will continue to staff our 24/7 Crisis Phone Line day and night. 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 operating by appointment only. Food and personal hygiene items are available on the front porch at 102 N. Hamilton in downtown Ypsilanti.
Drop-In Office Hours are:
Fridays - Drop off distributions as needed
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.
We are accepting donations of NEW winter gear. Find our full list and make an online purchase here Items can be dropped off at our main location at 1600 N Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 - Mondays through Fridays from 9am -4pm. Come to the first Purple Door to make a contactless drop off in our vestibule area. Financial donations can be made online here.
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.