Ways to Give

When you give to Ozone House, you can save a life today!

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

How do your dollars make a difference?

  • $5000 provides intensive 1:1 support for a year to a young person living independently
  • $1000 provides family therapy for a family experiencing high levels of conflict
  • $500 provides shelter, meals, skills training, and counseling for a young person in Safe Stay
  • $250 supplies a training stipend, work clothing, and transportation for a youth in WorkZone
  • $150 provides 24-hour emergency help to a youth or family in crisis
  • $50 supplies a youth with a state ID card, school transcripts, and other vital records


Thank you!





1600 N. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
Please download this form and send it in with your donation.


Kicked Out Fund

Ozone House provides shelter and support to hundreds of young people in our community each year. Roughly 1 in 4 of these young people seek help because their sexual orientation has led to unsafe situations at home, at school or in the community.

A contribution to the Kicked Out Fund supports Ozone House’s work on behalf of local LBGTQ youth. The fund supports our 24/7 Crisis Line – one of the first places young people in crisis turn to find support and safety. The fund also supports PrideZone, a weekly support group for LGBTQ youth. This group meets weekly at Ozone House’s Ypsilanti location and provides a safe place for LGBTQ youth to congregate, socialize, build community, and access services.

Learman Education Fund

Jeanne and Joe Learman, long-time friends of Ozone House, made a generous gift to initiate an Education Fund at Ozone House. This fund is available to finance a variety of educational expenses that Ozone House clients incur that are not typically covered by financial aid and scholarships – books, supplies, technology, extra-curricular fees, housing deposits, etc. Having an Education Fund specifically designated for Ozone House clients helps make the goal of a continued education beyond high school possible for many young people who do not have the resources or parental support that it takes to apply to college.

“It is good to know that… this Education Fund will allow many young people to reach their goals by allowing them to continue their education past high school. We are so pleased by the additional support others in the community have provided, which will allow this fund to continue to grow for the future.” -Jeanne Learman Ozone House Donor and Foster Care Parent

The Education Project

In a joint partnership with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Ozone House oversees the daily administration of the Education Project. This program is designed to ensure that students experiencing homelessness or unstable living situations enroll, regularly attend, and stay in school.

The Education Project relies on a combination of grant support from the state and donations from members of the community. Click here for school supply donation list.

The Education Project works closely with liaisons in the school districts, allies within each school, community partners, and families to identify and serve all youth affected by homelessness. Last year, the Education Project served nearly 1,300 homeless or unstably housed youth in Washtenaw County.

Donations can be delivered to: 1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Please call ahead: 734-994-8100 x 1518.


Gifts of stock:

Would you like to make a gift of stock? Let’s talk! Contact Scott at sellis@ozonehouse.org.

Leave a legacy:

Are you interested in leaving a legacy to Ozone House through your estate? Wonderful! Contact Scott at sellis@ozonehouse.org.

Company matching:

Does your employer match donations? Great – that doubles your contribution! Does your company match? Some local companies such as Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Key Bank, Pfizer, Proquest, and Toyota do company matches. Check your company’s policies and procedures for matching donations. Contact Scott at sellis@ozonehouse.org.

Automatic monthly donation:

Would you like to set up an automatic monthly payment? We can do that! Contact Scott at sellis@ozonehouse.org.

Wondering about other unique ways to support us?

We can help you. Contact Scott at 734-662-2265 or at sellis@ozonehouse.org.

School Supply Drive:

The Education Project team collects and distributes 1300 backpacks a year to Washtenaw County Schools. See info here.

Make Kits for youth

Many times youth don’t have essentials needs met and we offer them basic items to get them through. On your own or with a group, you can collect items for kits and assemble them for us. Typical kits are for hygienemove-innew mom, welcomegift cards and more.

In-kind donations:

Click Here to purchase items and have them shipped directly to our building to be given to young people.

  • $25 Gift Cards – Meijer, Walmart, Target, Amazon, or Visa
  • New Winter Coats – ranging from youth size 2T to men’s extra large
  • New Winter Hats – ranging from small to large
  • New Winter Gloves – ranging from youth small to men’s extra large

You can drop items off at our main location 1600 N. Huron River Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.  Come to the first Purple Door and ring the buzzer and you will be let inside where you can place the items contactlessly in our vestibule area.  Please fill out the donation drop off sheet when you arrive.

We do NOT accept any used clothing

Amazon Wish lists:

Click Here to purchase items and have them shipped directly to our building to be given to young people.

Larger Items:

Have furniture, Food, or clothing to give? Furniture: HouseN2Home,  Friends Indeed (734) 484-7607, Habitat Restore (734) 822-1530, Clothing: St. Vincents DePaul (734) 761-1400, Ann Arbor thrift shop (734) 761-1400, PTO thrift (734) 996-9155, Kiwanis (734) 665-0450, Ypsilanti thrift shop (734) 483-1226, Housewares: House by the Side of the Road (734) 971-2550, Food: Food Gatherers (734) 668-1818 – All of these organizations support our families. They have the capacity to store large items.

Program Specific:

MomZone (for young mothers and their children): Diapers, diaper bags, formula, bottles, wipes, baby food, infant toys, baby board books, strollers, carseats, Pack n’ plays and baby clothing .

PrideZone (for LGBTQ+ group): ANY crafting supplies, safer sex supplies (condoms, lube, dental dams, etc.), bus tokens (half and full fare), PG-13 LGBTQ+ movies and books, party board games.

WorkZone AAATA bus tokens or fare passes, as well as gift cards from JCPenny, Old Navy, Super Cuts and Famous Footwear for our WorkZone participants are also appreciated.

Attend an event:

Your attendance at one of our fundraising events, such as Home Sweet Home in February or An Evening with Ozone House in the Fall, is also a great way to support Ozone House. Click here for our events page.


Kroger Community Rewards:

Use your Community Rewards Kroger Card to support Ozone House. Click here to enroll or re-enroll. Simply search for Ozone House under “Community Rewards” or use #84378.

Amazon Smile:

Please consider using Amazon Smile when shopping on Amazon. Simply click here and type “Ozone House” as your charity of choice, and we will receive a percentage of every purchase you make.

Ozone House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service. Your donation is 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. View our privacy policy.

What I like best about Ozone House is me, smiling.

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.

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