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


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. DONE

October 2018: Broke ground. DONE

March 2019: Foundation completed. DONE

February - May 2019: Exterior walls framed. DONE

May - July 2019: Interior walls framed. DONE

1705 Washtenaw FOR SALE. SOLD!

July - October 2019: Exterior DONE (to include parking lot and sidewalks)
Interior finishings. DONE

November - February 2020: Finish interior DONE

February 2020: Move administration, crisis line, counseling, case management and emergency shelter into our new forever home!

March 2020: List our Miller House residence for Sale and move our Transitional Living Program into new home!


Funds Raised to Date

We are excited to announce we have met our "working capital" goal of $5M and are continuing to raise an additional $1.5 for additional construction expenses.

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 Scott at sellis@ozonehouse.org or call Krista Girty at 734-662-2265.

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.

Thank you to our Leadership Donors as of 12/19

$500,000 and above
Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation

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

$100,000 and above
Susan and Richard Allison
David and Mary Keren
Tom and Connie Kinnear
James A. and Faith Knight Foundation
Tony Mira
Molloy Foundation Inc.
Ron and Eileen Weiser
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
Gerry and Lizann Anderson
Bank of Ann Arbor
Steve and Judy Dobson
E. Stephen Edwards
David and Jan Hartmann
Kristin Johnson and Kelly Schwartz
Louise and David Lutton
Mike and Gwen Klein
Paul Kreibich
Thomas and Jill Lozser
Louise and David Lutton
Soni Mithani and Jeff Morenoff
MS Bioworks
Fran Petonic and Dan Reinders
Heidi and David Ruud
Brodie Remington and Melissa Stull
Lynne and Lincoln Smith
Jim and Gwynn Sterken
Paul Ward and Laura Lamps

$10,000 and above
Rob and Patty Aldrich
Azus Family Foundation
Joan Binkow and Daniel Chester
Jan and Carey Culbertson
Bill and Molly Dobson Fund
Katie Doyle and Mary Jo Callan
Galens Medical Society
Lance Gallop
Victoria Hays and Jacqueline Mattis
Wendy and Bill Holmes
Tricia and Jeff Lawrence
Krista Girty
Jeanne and Joseph Learman
Betsy and Ben McCallister
Real Estate One Charitable Foundation
Michelle and Steve Rober
Underground Printing
Bruce Wilson

$5,000 and above
Deb Berman and Rich Dopp
Jean Carlberg and Bunyan Bryant
Cyndi and Dave Clark
Edwin R. Clarke
Chris Conlin and Dana Sachs
Bill and Judith Davis
Elizabeth Downs and Rita Komives
Debbie and Joe Eggleston
Cheryl and Bruce Elliott
Doug and Stephanie Finch
Pamela Fons and William Marlatt
Adam and Allison Gacek
Andrew Gilroy and Laura Eidietis
Jeff Hall and Chad Losey
Peg Hennessy and Larry Cohn
Michael and Donald Kaplowitz
Maureen Knight
Ethel Lee
Emily Moore-Marshall and Tim Marshall
John Palladino and Mark Giesler
Michelle Pardee
Tim and Shann Patton
Reinhart Realtors
Julie Rivard
Rommel Sagana
Ann Schriber
Michele S. Swanson
Russell and Wendy Weiner
Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

I came to Ozone House because I needed help making a life plan.

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