Our New Forever Home!

The land for our new FRONT DOOR has been purchased and the foundation has been laid!

Donate to our Front Door Campaign


Our FRONT DOOR is Always Open.

With our new home, we will finally be able to give more youth and families in our community the safety and support they need to not only survive, but thrive. And it can't come soon enough! Here's why:

  • Two other emergency youth shelters here in southeast Michigan closed last year, making the need for our new facility more crucial than ever;
  • We continue to have wait lists for our housing programs;
  • Our current site on Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor has never-ending maintenance issues that are costly and make it hard for us to provide uninterrupted care for youth in crisis;
  • The quality of our facilities needs to match the quality of our services;
  • The youth we work with deserve this, and our community demands it.

Our New Address:
1600 N. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti

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Construction Timeline

May 2018: We became the proud new owners of 1600 N. Huron River Drive in Ypsilanti after unanimous approval by the City Council and Planning Commission.

September 2018: Site clearing began.

October 2018: Broke ground.

March 2019: Foundation completed.

February – May 2019: Exterior walls framed.

May – July 2019: Interior walls framed.

July – October 2019: Interior and exterior finishings.

November – December 2019: Move into our new forever home!

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Funds Raised to Date

As of today, we have raised just over $3.9M, nearly 80% of our working campaign goal of $5M.

We have set an ambitious, but reachable goal of raising an additional $1M in gifts from public support to complete our Front Door Campaign! If you have been considering making a gift now is the time to make it official! If you would like to speak with someone directly about this campaign, please contact Allie at aschachter@ozonehouse.org or 734-662-2265 x25.

Campaign Committee

Richard & Susan Allison, Campaign Co-Chairs
Steve Dobson
Katie Doyle & Mary Jo Callan
David & Jan Hartmann
Dave Lutton
Soni Mithani
Patrick & Nancy Paige
Brodie Remington


Our Design and Construction Team

We have a strong team in place in see us through the next phase of our project — building our new home! This team includes:
Our team brings a phenomenal amount of experience, both with nonprofit organizations and with this community, and we are so fortunate to know thisproject is in GREAT hands. We want to extend a special “thank you” to Jan Culbertson and her architecture team at A3C, Mark Melchi and his team at MAVD, and Mark Hiser, Chris Love and their team at Phoenix.
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Thank you to our Leadership Donors as of 4/26/19

$250,000 and above
Anonymous
Carls Foundation
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation
Laurie and Tim Wadhams

$100,000 and above
Susan and Richard Allison
Domino’s
David and Mary Keren
Tom and Connie Kinnear
James A. and Faith Knight Foundation
Molloy Foundation Inc.
Kathie Wolney and Mike Mast

$50,000 and above
Affordable Housing Partners, Inc.
Buhr Foundation
Cynthia DeGalan
Ford Motor Company Fund
Phillip A Hoskins Foundation
Fred Lee, Jr. and Marjorie Dimaggio
Masco Corporation
Patrick and Nancy Paige
Probility Physical Therapy

$25,000 and above
Anonymous
Gerry and Lizann Anderson
Bank of Ann Arbor
Steve and Judy Dobson
Stephen Edwards
David and Jan Hartmann
Kristin Johnson and Kelly Schwartz
Louise and David Lutton
Soni Mithani and Jeff Morenoff
MS Bioworks
Fran Petonic and Dan Reinders
Brodie Remington and Melissa Stull
Lynne and Lincoln Smith
Paul Ward and Laura Lamps

$10,000 and above
Anonymous
Azus Family Foundation
Joan Binkow and Daniel Chester
Fund
Jan and Carey Culbertson
Bill and Molly Dobson Fund
Katie Doyle and Mary Jo Callan
Galens Medical Society
Krista Girty
Jeanne and Joseph Learman
Heidi and David Ruud

$5,000 and above
Elizabeth Downs and Rita Komives
Pamela Fons and William Marlatt
Adam and Allison Gacek
Andrew Gilroy and Laura Eidietis
Peg Hennessy and Larry Cohn
Emily Moore-Marshall and Tim Marshall
John Palladino and Mark Giesler
Tim and Shann Patton
Reinhart Realtors
Michele S. Swanson
Russell and Wendy Weiner
Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

I liked how I got help with my major worries in life at Ozone House. My caseworker has always been here when needed. I lost contact with my caseworker for two months and she called to check on me. It made me feel good and cared about!

Former Ozone House client August 6, 2016

Your generous support ensures that we can offer a safe place and support – free of charge –
to hundreds of homeless and runaway youth in our community.

Donate to our Front Door Campaign