Winter warming shelters in Washtenaw County open ahead of schedule
The county’s main warming shelter, the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County’s Delonis Center, has cut its normal capacity in order to allow for proper social distancing. The Shelter Association also confirmed this week the receipt of additional funding that will facilitate hotel stays for medically fragile clients. This helped the shelter prioritize housing placements for its clients at the Red Roof Inn, according to Dill. Starting Monday, 25 clients staying at Red Roof Inn will be moved to other shelter accommodations. In a Facebook post on Friday, the group criticized the move to switch to warming center programming, citing the county’s approval to redevelop the Red Roof Inn site.
Shelter Association of Washtenaw County asks community for help with winter sheltering
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County (SAWC) is asking the public to help meet growing demands on the association and its services. But, the organization’s ability to offer its Winter Shelter Programs to those experiencing homelessness is “at risk" due to a lack of funding and shelter space, according to a release. It is looking for locations around Washtenaw County that can act as safe and socially distanced sheltering spaces. has been helped by the Washtenaw County government, the City of Ann Arbor, community individuals, businesses, local advocates and local congregations. Learn more about Shelter Association of Washtenaw County at www.annarborshelter.org/
Shelter Association of Washtenaw County seeking help to provide safe winter sheltering
WASHTENAW COUNTY — The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County (SAWC) is looking for help to identify locations that can provide safe winter sheltering with social distancing, as well as additional financial support of expanded operations. According to a release from SAWC, the ideal community space will include day and nighttime access to serve 50-75 people at one time with adequate social distancing. SAWC will provide 24/7 staffing and cleaning of the space, the release said. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, SAWC had to reduce capacity at the Robert J. Delonis Center from 145 individuals to 38, the release said. Washtenaw County and the City of Ann Arbor have provided substantial funding for hotels, meals and other expenses, in addition to SAWC’s costs for staffing, the release said.mlive.com
Help those experiencing homelessness right now in Ann Arbor with these organizations
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Not sure how to help out individuals experiencing homelessness during the pandemic? These Ann Arbor organizations, communities, shelters and houses of hospitality could use your support. Here is a list of organizations around Ann Arbor helping those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. Temporary locations include The Red Roof Inn, Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor and Calvary United Methodist Church. Read: Volunteers help Hope Clinic provide additional groceries, services to community membersFaith-based organizationsAround Ann Arbor, faith-based organizations have been collecting funds, giftcards, food, items and other forms of support for those experiencing homelessness.