Shelter Association Of Washtenaw County
PO Box 7370
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Class of Housing/Services: Residential Program
Hours of Operation:
Administration: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Programing: 24/7 365 day per year
The Shelter Association offers those experiencing homelessness a wide array of services, in one central location, all year long.
Multiple community organizations partner with the Shelter Association to help make these services available.
The Shelter Association is recognized as an organization which best meets the needs of adults experiencing homelessness in Washtenaw County.
In Washtenaw County, 42,000 people live at or near the poverty level.
Of those living in poverty each year (about 5,000) 1,700 are adult men, women.
The Shelter Association serves between 1,300 and 1,500 adults experiencing homelessness each year. We serve nearly all of the individual adults experiencing homelessness in Washtenaw County.
The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County is “Not just a shelter”. Our programs and services help individuals to find employment and affordable housing.
The Shelter Association is housed at the Robert J. Delonis Center on the edge of downtown Ann Arbor and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We offer temporary housing and supportive services in a safe, caring, environment in two program areas:
The Residential Program is our most intensive program.
Up to 50 individuals can be enrolled in the Residential Program at any one time. Residential Program residents have full access to our non-residential Services Program and participate in intensive case management to help them overcome individual barriers to stability.
To enter the Residential Program, a client must make a commitment to work to obtain sustainable income and affordable housing. Each new client must be clean and sober at entry and willing to try to remain so for the duration of his/her stay.
At the beginning of a client's stay, a comprehensive, assessment is conducted. This assessment identifies the unique barriers faced by each, and a personal work plan is agreed upon to assist in securing sustainable income and purchasing affordable housing.
The primary barrier to permanent housing is poverty.
To address poverty, case managers focus on helping clients identify and/or increase sources of income, save money toward housing, and acquire affordable housing. Clients in the Residential Program are obligated to save 70% of their income and work with their case managers to achieve the goals established in their personal action plans.
Our case managers coordinate with local, state and federal resources to help each client be successful and connected with appropriate support.
Approximately 400 unique individuals enter the temporary Residential Program each year, of which about 50% exit to permanent, sustainable housing.
For those who are unable to find permanent housing case managers assist the individual with finding a temporary housing situation.
How To Volunteer at Shelter Association Of Washtenaw County:
Be a volunteer. Call Shelter Association Of Washtenaw County at (734) 662-2829 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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