COVID-19 POLICIES

Saline Area Social Service (SASS) continues to serve those in need living in the Saline area during this unprecedented time by providing curbside pick-up Monday through Thursday every week. To maintain safety in our facility, SASS continues to require all staff and volunteers to be screened daily and requires everyone entering our facility – vaccinated or unvaccinated – to wear masks.  We will continue to update this page with our most recent news and services.

COVID-19 UPDATES

UPDATE: SASS Food Distribution

If you are in need of food, call SASS to place an order at 734-429-4570 once you’re in our parking lot. We will package it for you and place it outside for you to pick it up. Food Order Form.

Hours: Regular office hours are Monday – 10a-6p; Tuesday – 10a-12n; Wednesday – 10a-12n; Thursday, 10a-2:30p. Donations accepted during Food Distribution hours.

Volunteer Inquiries: To learn about our volunteer opportunities, contact us at 734-429-4570, email us at info@salinesocialservice.com or fill out our volunteer interest form or group volunteer interest form.

SASS Priority Needs for the Week of September 20, 2021:

  • Egg noodles
  • Shelf-stable salsa
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Sloppy Joe mix
  • Pasta Sauce (tomato or alfredo)
  • Corned beef hash

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March 23, 2021

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March 22, 2021

The FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program will launch in a week or two. FEMA is reimbursing up to $7,000.00 for COVID-19 funerals.

https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance

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August 31, 2020

If you are a family in need of reliable internet and have a child attending Saline Area Schools, Saline Live is helping families to ensure that all students who need to internet will receive it free-of-charge, thanks to many sponsors, including The Foundation of Saline Area Schools. To learn more click here.

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August 19

On Friday, August 28th, 2020, from 10a-12n, Liebherr will be distributing bags filled of personal products, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, shaving supplies and more in the SASS parking lot (224 W. Michigan Ave) to those in-need.

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August 7, 2020

For families in need of support, SASS will be hosting its Back-To-School Drive on Friday August 21st and Saturday August 22nd. We will be distributing new backpacks, school supplies and support families in purchasing new shoes. If you’re not yet registered with SASS, contact Glenna at 734-429-4570.

Distribution will be at 224 W. Michigan Ave, Saline

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August 6, 2020

“Michigan has launched a new program to help renters who have fallen behind on payments due to COVID-19.” For low-income residents living in Washtenaw County who are concerned about potential rental eviction, call (734) 961-1999 for assistance or to learn more. https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/michigan/2020/07/16/michigan-launches-eviction-diversion-program-for-renters-landlords-how-it-works/

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April 2, 2020

SAS BREAKFAST & LUNCH DISTRIBUTION: Beginning on Tuesday, April 7th, Saline Area Schools will be launching a new Breakfast & Lunch distribution. Families in need can receive food for all children under 18, and anyone under 26 with special needs. Distribution will be at the Saline High School Auditorium Entrance/Bus Loop from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays. For more info, connect to this link.

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March 22, 2020

SASS Volunteer Opportunities: If you’d like to volunteer at Saline Area Social Service, please contact Lynn Strach at 734-476-7831. For the health and safety of staff and volunteers, we ask each volunteer a list of questions prior too volunteering. If you answer yes to any of the questions below, please know that we will not be able to host you as a volunteer at this time

  1. Were you recently sick or are you feeling ill currently?
  2. Are you in an at-risk population? This includes older adults and people with chronic health conditions like lung disease, diabetes, or heart disease.
  3. In the last 14 days, have you traveled internationally by plane?
  4. In the last 14 days, have you traveled domestically bt plane and are you feeling sick?
  5. Have you been exposed to the coronavirus through known exposure locations or friends and family?

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March 21, 2020Essential Services Resources

For a full resource of the latest COVID-19 essential, up-to-date services in Washtenaw County, go to Washtenaw.org. Highlights listed below:

Unemployment: You can file a new claim for unemployment benefits by visiting: www.michigan.gov/UIA

Evictions: Washtenaw County courts have issued temporary moratoriums or hold on evictions. Click here to learn more.

Water Utility Bills: Saline residents having difficulty paying their utility bills are strongly encouraged to contact the City of Saline to make payment arrangements. They can do so by calling the City’s Utility Billing Clerk at 734-429-4907 ext. 2204

Energy & Gas Utilities:

  • DTE (Electric) – Shutoffs for non-payment for low-income eligible customers as well as for senior citizens have been suspended. For those in need of payment assistance due to loss of income or medical condition, contact 1-800-477-4747.
  • Consumers Energy (Gas) – Shutoffs for non-payment for low-income eligible customers as well as for senior citizens have been suspended. Contact 1-800-477-5050 with any questions.

Childcare Resources: Click here to view a list of childcare providers in Washtenaw County that have confirmed availability as of March 19th. Please contact the childcare provider directly to assure there are openings. For more information, visit Great Start to Quality’s full resource list.

Pet Resources: Huron Valley Humane Society has a free pet food pantry, Bountiful Bowls, to learn more call 734-661-3552. If you can’t leave your home and cannot afford to purchase food online, please contact kariem@hshv.org.

At Home Fitness Opportunity: Planet Fitness is live streaming free 20-minute workout sessions led by certified trainers on their Facebook Page every weeknight at 7pm through 3/27. No equipment needed.

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March 14th, 2020

If you need WiFi access, Saline Area Schools has set up external WiFi access during the school shutdown period. More information can be found here.

Comcast is offering internet free for 60 days to low-income residents. Sign-up here.

If you need additional assistance, feel free to contact SASS and we’ll try to help. Our contact number is 734-429-4570.

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March 14th, 2020

In partnership with Saline Area Schools, Saline Area Social Service (SASS) is here to help families in need during this difficult time. If you need help or are interested in providing support, please refer to the information below:

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March 11th, 2020

Saline Area Social Service (SASS) is committed to keeping our clients, volunteers and staff safe.

We are continuing to make sure that vulnerable residents living in the Saline Area School District are getting the food they need, and SASS will remain open during our normal business hours.

Over the last number of weeks, we have taken proactive steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 so that we can continue providing food and helping those in need.

1. If a client, volunteer or staff member feels sick, we are asking them not to enter our facility. Saline Area Social Service will continue to provide food to those who need help, regardless of the external circumstances. We ask that those who are sick and need food to call us at 734-429-4570. We’ll then gather together a box of food and make arrangements for pick up.

2. We are asking that everyone who enters our facility to wash their hands regularly and use hand sanitizer as the first step upon entering our facility.

3. Cart handles, surfaces and door handles are wiped down with sanitizing wipes multiple times a day on a regular basis.

As we continue to monitor this situation, we will update the community if additional precautions are required. If you have any questions, please contact us at 734-429-4570.

OFFICE HOURS

Assistance & Donations

Mon: 10 am – 6 pm
Tue: 10 am – 12 pm
Wed: 10 am – 12 pm
Thu: 10 am – 2:30 pm