Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Covid-19 Resources Update
During these unprecedented times, one of the most significant challenges communities face is uncertainty. To minimize confusion and connect those in need with available resources, we are sharing the list below. If you need assistance with acquiring food, securing internet access, or are wondering how to volunteer your service, give money or donate food, we hope this list will provide direction.
If You Need Help
For a medical or crime related emergency call 9-1-1. For help with social service needs contact 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 line is a 24/7 hotline that can connect you to social services and resources throughout Washtenaw County.
If You Want to Know More About the Virus
Washtenaw County Health Department is the designated source for information on the Coronavirus. As new information becomes available you can find it here Washtenaw.org/COVID19.
If You Need Food
For a full list of food distribution options, please visit foodgatherers.org/needfood.
If You Need Food and You Have School Aged Children
There are several school districts and youth serving organizations working together to ensure that our community is provided support and resources during this current pandemic. For a full list of school district food distribution sites visit Washtenawisd.org/covid-19.
If You Need Internet Access
With school canceled many families will need internet access for students to maintain their coursework. A list of free/low cost options is available here.
If You Need Housing
Call Housing Access of Washtenaw County (HAWC) at (734) 961-1999.
If You Want to Give
Visit uwgive.org to donate to the Community COVID-19 Relief Fund. 100% of your gift will be used in our community to meet the emerging and critical needs in Washtenaw county by our non-profit partners.
If You Want to Volunteer
Visit volunteerwashtenaw.org. Help is needed in the community and there is a special Washtenaw County Coronavirus Volunteer response team – Medical and Non-medical people are needed.
If You Want to Give to Food Specific Resources in Our Community
Donate funds, food, or your time to Food Gatherers.
- Funds: Food Gatherers will continuously assess the emergency food needs in our community. In this unprecedented situation, financial donations provide Food Gatherers the most flexibility to best respond to these emerging needs. Donate now: www.foodgatherers.org/donate or 734-761-2796.
- Donate Food: We are accepting food donations during our regularly scheduled hours. For more information visit www.foodgatherers.org/givefood
- Donate Lunches with Love: These pre-packed meal bags are a great way to provide ready-to-eat food to our community. Learn more: www.foodgatherers.org/lunches