Washtenaw County is providing safe, warm spaces for individuals experiencing homelessness during severe winter weather, according to the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County. Jointly funded by the City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, the 2018/2019 winter weather response has been in place since November, but snow and colder temperatures this week will activate daytime winter havens as well. This according to the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.
PLEASE NOTE: Transportation options for homeless individuals who lack transportation to the overnight warming center is also being provided, 734-662-2829 ext 238. Please contact the Delonis Center at 734-662-2829 if you have any questions or need more information. This according to Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.
Weekend daytime shelter is available at the Delonis Center from 8AM-7PM.
Weekday daytime shelter accommodations are available at local Congregations at varying times, generally 9AM-4PM. Current and upcoming congregations are:
St. Mary's Student Parish
331 Thompson, Ann Arbor
January 1 - 31
608 East William, Ann Arbor
February 1 - 28 (Mon, Wed, Fri)
First Baptist Church
517 East Washington, Ann Arbor
February 1 - 28 (Tues. & Thurs.)
Please contact the Delonis Center for the specific times of each congregation at 734-662-2829.
According to a statement from the Shelter Association, when the weather is below 20 degrees, additional locations are available during the day to provide some refuge from the cold. The updated list is available here.
The Delonis Center (312 W Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103) offers an overnight warming center for those experiencing homelessness. Shelter is available beginning at 6:30 pm every night between November 12, 2018 and April 1, 2019. There is also onsite dinner provided at 5 pm.
For access to the overnight shelter, each client must call Housing Access of Washtenaw County (HAWC) and obtain a referral to the Delonis Center. More information is available by calling HAWC at (734) 961-1999 or visiting www.housingaccess.net
. If you are seeking shelter after 5 pm, there will be onsite assistance provided at the Delonis Center.
§ In-person HAWC screeners will be available Monday through Friday 6:00pm-10:00pm (until January 30, 2019).
§ There will be no screeners on weekends or major holidays.
§ The Delonis Center is open 8:30am-5:00pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday and 8:30am-7:00pm Tuesday and Thursday.
The Delonis Center has developed a transportation option in response to an unsheltered emergency after 5pm (Monday-Friday) and on weekends. This additional winter response is for homeless individuals who lack transportation to the overnight warming center at the Delonis Center in Ann Arbor.