FASAP Resources

In addition to the FASAP services that are available to you, the University and Ann Arbor community provide many valuable sources of support. Call us at (734) 936-8660 or email fasap@umich.edu for guidance in finding the appropriate resources or support for your situation.

Grief and Loss Resources

Return to Work Transition Resources

Professional counselors at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) are available to help faculty, staff, and supervisors feel more comfortable and confident during the return to work transition. Call us at (734) 936-8660 or email fasap@umich.edu to learn more or make an appointment. The following resources may also be of help.

U-M Emergency Hardship Program

The goal of the Emergency Hardship Program (EHP) is to assist UM employees through time-limited, temporary financial crises. Learn more about the Emergency Hardship Program.

To see if you may qualify for financial assistance, please review the following eligibility criteria. Please know that even if you do not qualify for assistance through the Emergency Hardship Program, other resources may still be available. Our FASAP counselors can help point you in the right direction.

The following must be true in order to be eligible:

  • The financial emergency is current, temporary, and severe.
  • Your monthly income is more than your monthly expenses.
  • You have a 50% or greater regular position.
  • You are in good standing with the University.
  • If you are on unpaid leave status, you have a return-to-work date.
  • You can document the financial emergency.
  • You have already sought other resources for assistance.
  • You have not previously received funds from the Emergency Hardship Program

Community Resources for Emergency Aid Services

Emergency Financial Aid

  • Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) - The Michigan Department of Human Services can help you and your family with temporary assistance when times are tough.
    • Washtenaw County: 22 Center St., Ypsilanti MI 48198-9965, (734) 481-2000
    • Livingston County: 2300 E. Grand River, Suite 1, Howell, MI 48843, (517) 548-0200
    • Wayne County: 6534 W. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48209, (313) 554-8300
    • Monroe County: 1051 S. Telegraph, Monroe, MI 48161, (734) 243-7200
    • Lenawee County: 1040 S. Winter St., Suite 3013, Adrian, MI 49221, (517) 264-6300
    • Jackson County: 301 E. Louis Glick Hwy., Jackson, MI 49201, (517) 780-7400
  • Friends in Deed - Serves only those living in Washtenaw Co. Friends in Deed is an inter-faith volunteer organization that provides for needs of Washtenaw County residents that are not being met by other human service agencies. This includes emergency financial assistance for basic needs including transportation and car repair, childcare, clothing, prescriptions and medical needs. Funds are also available for unmet basic needs such as housing, utilities, and employment needs. Serving only Washtenaw County residents, with a priority towards low-income residents. They will, however consider all requests on a case-by-case basis. They also have a furniture grant program ((734) 484-7607) which requires proof of income and residency. Friends in Deed is not a walk-in service. You must phone first.

    30 N. Washington St., Suite 30B (please call - no walk ins)
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    (734) 485-7658 (administrative line)

    (734) 484-4357 (help line – available Mon. thru Fri. 9:30-12pm)

    (734) 484-7607 (furniture line)

Utility Shutoff Prevention

  • Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) - The Michigan Department of Human Services can help you and your family with temporary assistance when times are tough.
    • Washtenaw County: 22 Center St., Ypsilanti MI 48198-9965, (734) 481-2000
    • Livingston County: 2300 E. Grand River, Suite 1, Howell, MI 48843, (517) 548-0200
    • Wayne County: 6534 W. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48209, (313) 554-8300
    • Monroe County: 1051 S. Telegraph, Monroe, MI 48161, (734) 243-7200
    • Lenawee County: 1040 S. Winter St., Suite 3013, Adrian, MI 49221, (517) 264-6300
    • Jackson County: 301 E. Louis Glick Hwy., Jackson, MI 49201, (517) 780-7400
  • SOS Community Services

Housing/Eviction Prevention

  • Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) - The Michigan Department of Human Services can help you and your family with temporary assistance when times are tough.
    • Washtenaw County: 22 Center St., Ypsilanti MI 48198-9965, (734) 481-2000
    • Livingston County: 2300 E. Grand River, Suite 1, Howell, MI 48843, (517) 548-0200
    • Wayne County: 6534 W. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48209, (313) 554-8300
    • Monroe County: 1051 S. Telegraph, Monroe, MI 48161, (734) 243-7200
    • Lenawee County: 1040 S. Winter St., Suite 3013, Adrian, MI 49221, (517) 264-6300
    • Jackson County: 301 E. Louis Glick Hwy., Jackson, MI 49201, (517) 780-7400
  • SOS Community Services

  • Friends in Deed - Serves only those living in Washtenaw Co. Friends in Deed is an inter-faith volunteer organization that provides for needs of Washtenaw County residents that are not being met by other human service agencies. This includes emergency financial assistance for basic needs including transportation and car repair, childcare, clothing, prescriptions and medical needs. Funds are also available for unmet basic needs such as housing, utilities, and employment needs. Serving only Washtenaw County residents, with a priority towards low-income residents. They will, however consider all requests on a case-by-case basis. They also have a furniture grant program ((734) 484-7607) which requires proof of income and residency. Friends in Deed is not a walk-in service. You must phone first.

    30 N. Washington St., Suite 30B (please call - no walk ins)
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    (734) 485-7658 (administrative line)

    (734) 484-4357 (help line – available Mon. thru Fri. 9:30-12pm)

    (734) 484-7607 (furniture line)

  • Power, Inc.

  • Salvation Army

Temporary Housing/Shelter

  • Salvation Army
  • SOS Community Services
  • Shelter Association of Washtenaw County - The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County provides temporary shelter and supportive services in a safe and caring environment. They work with the community to allocate resources to meet the needs of the homeless.

    312. W. Huron
    Ann Arbor, MI 48107
    P.O. Box 7370

    (734) 662-2829
    info@annarborshelter.org

  • Alpha House - Alpha House provides emergency shelter for families only who live in Washtenaw County. There is usually a waiting list.

    4290 Jackson Road
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    (734) 822-0220

Clothing/Food/Other Aid

  • SOS Community Services - SOS Community Services provides help for families and individuals in economic crisis, including eviction prevention, housing relocation, finding emergency shelter, and utility shut off prevention. For any request you must provide proof of need in writing, such as a utility bill, eviction notice, or letter from the court. They also provide emergency food assistance and distribution of personal care items. Limited assistance is available for housing-related transportation needs. SOS offers comprehensive services for homeless families. SOS does not have income eligibility criteria. Please see the website for more information.

    101 S. Huron
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    (734) 485-8730

  • Salvation Army - The Salvation Army provides emergency services for low-income families and individuals, including 24-hour temporary shelter at Staples Family Center for adults and families. They also provide help with food, utilities, rent, eviction assistance, low-cost short-term counseling, and client advocacy. The Salvation Army takes clients on a case-by-case basis, however both income criteria and housing status are normally not factors for denial. They urge everyone to call.

    100 Arbana Dr.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (several other locations serving all of Washtenaw Co.)

    (734) 668-8353 (Ann Arbor)

    (734) 482-4700 (Ypsilanti)

  • Friends in Deed - Serves only those living in Washtenaw Co. Friends in Deed is an inter-faith volunteer organization that provides for needs of Washtenaw County residents that are not being met by other human service agencies. This includes emergency financial assistance for basic needs including transportation and car repair, childcare, clothing, prescriptions and medical needs. Funds are also available for unmet basic needs such as housing, utilities, and employment needs. Serving only Washtenaw County residents, with a priority towards low-income residents. They will, however consider all requests on a case-by-case basis. They also have a furniture grant program ((734) 484-7607) which requires proof of income and residency. Friends in Deed is not a walk-in service. You must phone first.

    30 N. Washington St., Suite 30B (please call - no walk ins)
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    (734) 485-7658 (administrative line)

    (734) 484-4357 (help line – available Mon. thru Fri. 9:30-12pm)

    (734) 484-7607 (furniture line)

  • Dress for Success - Dress for Success offers business clothing for women only. Call for an appointment and bring a referral letter with you. Hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other hours may be arranged by appointment. Open to residents of other counties as well.

PO Box 980138
5361 McAuley Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

(734) 712-0517

michigan@dressforsuccess.org

  • The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan - The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan is a nonprofit women’s resource center based in Ann Arbor. They provide affordable counseling, financial, legal, and job-related services. Their interwoven services work together as a "safety net" to promote economic and emotional recovery. Although their efforts are primarily by and for women, they also welcome men and boys. No referral letter is needed. You do not have to be a Washtenaw County resident.

2425 W. Stadium Blvd.
Ann Arbor MI

(734) 973-6779

Monday thru Friday by appointment

Healthcare Assistance

  • Friends in Deed - Serves only those living in Washtenaw Co. Friends in Deed is an inter-faith volunteer organization that provides for needs of Washtenaw County residents that are not being met by other human service agencies. This includes emergency financial assistance for basic needs including transportation and car repair, childcare, clothing, prescriptions and medical needs. Funds are also available for unmet basic needs such as housing, utilities, and employment needs. Serving only Washtenaw County residents, with a priority towards low-income residents. They will, however consider all requests on a case-by-case basis. They also have a furniture grant program ((734) 484-7607) which requires proof of income and residency. Friends in Deed is not a walk-in service. You must phone first.

30 N. Washington St., Suite 30B (please call - no walk ins)
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

(734) 485-7658 (administrative line)

(734) 484-4357 (help line – available Mon. thru Fri. 9:30-12pm)

(734) 484-7607 (furniture line)

  • Hope Clinic - Hope has access to very limited funds to help with eviction notices and utility shut-off notices as well as other essential emergency needs. You must bring proof of income and ID, a documentation of the amount needed and any decision letters from other agencies. From there, you will fill out an application for aid and the social worker at Hope will review your application and contact you.

518 Harriet St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

(734) 484-2989

  • Power, Inc. - Power, Inc. is a faith-based community development corporation that includes emergency assistance programs providing one time financial and support services to its clients. These include homeless prevention assistance, homeless transition assistance, emergency medical assistance and emergency transportation. They also offer counseling service and workshops/seminars on budgeting and credit management. You do not have to be a POWER client, but these persons are normally served first. POWER prioritizes their donated services on low-to-medium income families – this largely depends on the family size. POWER follows the guidelines for median household income in Washtenaw County.

3810 Packard #250
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

(734) 961-1990

  • Packard Community Clinic - Packard Community Clinic is a non-profit primary care medical practice that has delivered exceptional patient-centered care to thousands of Washtenaw County residents since 1973. They have two convenient Ann Arbor locations that offer free parking, convenient bus access, and extended weekday and Saturday hours. They accept most commercial insurance and public health plans, and also welcome uninsured patients. Their belief is that everyone deserves quality medical care - all ages, all stages of health, regardless of economic status.

3174 Packard
Ann Arbor MI 48108

(734) 971-1073

501 N. Maple Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(734) 926-4900

Employment Assistance

  • Washtenaw Emergency Services (Employment Training and Community Services) - Washtenaw Emergency Services (Employment Training and Community Services) aids people facing eviction, utility shutoff and other emergencies. They also offer employment training for dislocated workers and utilizes the Work First program. They follow the guidelines for median household income in Washtenaw County.

220 N. Main
PO Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107

(734) 222-4357

Transportation Assistance

  • Friends in Deed - Serves only those living in Washtenaw Co. Friends in Deed is an inter-faith volunteer organization that provides for needs of Washtenaw County residents that are not being met by other human service agencies. This includes emergency financial assistance for basic needs including transportation and car repair, childcare, clothing, prescriptions and medical needs. Funds are also available for unmet basic needs such as housing, utilities, and employment needs. Serving only Washtenaw County residents, with a priority towards low-income residents. They will, however consider all requests on a case-by-case basis. They also have a furniture grant program ((734) 484-7607) which requires proof of income and residency. Friends in Deed is not a walk-in service. You must phone first.

30 N. Washington St., Suite 30B (please call - no walk ins)
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

(734) 485-7658 (administrative line)

(734) 484-4357 (help line – available Mon. thru Fri. 9:30-12pm)

(734) 484-7607 (furniture line)

  • Power, Inc

Childcare Assistance

  • U-M Work/Life Resource Center - The Work/Life Resource Center is a starting point for the University of Michigan community to learn about resources and tools to promote work/life balance: child care and elder care resources, educational programs, and consultation on flexible scheduling. If you are a current U-M affiliate — full- or part-time faculty, staff or student — we can help guide you to helpful resources and programs.

University of Michigan
2072 Administrative Services Bldg.
1009 Greene Street
Ann Arbor MI 48109

(734) 936-8677

worklife@umich.edu

  • Friends in Deed - Serves only those living in Washtenaw Co. Friends in Deed is an inter-faith volunteer organization that provides for needs of Washtenaw County residents that are not being met by other human service agencies. This includes emergency financial assistance for basic needs including transportation and car repair, childcare, clothing, prescriptions and medical needs. Funds are also available for unmet basic needs such as housing, utilities, and employment needs. Serving only Washtenaw County residents, with a priority towards low-income residents. They will, however consider all requests on a case-by-case basis. They also have a furniture grant program ((734) 484-7607) which requires proof of income and residency. Friends in Deed is not a walk-in service. You must phone first.

30 N. Washington St., Suite 30B (please call - no walk ins)
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

(734) 485-7658 (administrative line)

(734) 484-4357 (help line – available Mon. thru Fri. 9:30-12pm)

(734) 484-7607 (furniture line)

Credit/Debt Counseling

  • U-M Credit Union (UMCU) - University of Michigan Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution with membership open to all University employees. Members have access to a wide range of financial services including financial advising and budget counseling. Free financial education classes are offered regularly.

(734) 662-8200 or 800-968-UMCU (8628)

Support Groups

The Michigan Mental Health Networker website offers a listing of self-help and supportive groups, community providers, and news articles on mental health topics and other resources.