Saline Area Social Service provides food; emergency assistance for rent, utilities and car repairs; prescription co-pays; support for youth; and special programs throughout the year to support those in need.  Give us a call at 734-429-4570 to learn how we can help.

Looking for additional assistance?  Check out the community resources listed below.

Crucial resources for immediate assistance:

Call 2-1-1 for Help – United Way 2-1-1 provides callers with information about and referrals to
human services, for everyday needs and in times of crisis.
Food Assistance Program (FAP) – A federal food assistance program, formerly SNAP. Can be used
to purchase food items at most grocery stores.
Healthcare Coverage – MI Bridges program that helps with healthcare
Housing Access for Washtenaw County – Washtenaw’s central intake for individuals and families
who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress.
State Emergency Relief – MI Bridges program helping to cover the cost of emergency

Other Places to Find Help

Catholic Social Service of Washtenaw County  – Food assistance, adoption and pregnancy counseling, homelessness prevention, family and senior services.
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County – Services ranging from older adult caregiving to immigrant resettlement and career services.
Safe House Center– Free and confidential services to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
Area Agency on Aging – Programs, services, and support for older adults.

Additional Food Resources

Aid in Milan – Provides emergency food through our food pantry and mobile pantry programs.
Manchester Community Resource Center – Serving all individuals and families by connecting them to resources that improve their lives.
Faith in Action (Chelsea/Dexter) – Providing essential support to alleviate the effects of hunger and poverty in our communities.
Food Gatherers – Free groceries and meals are available to anyone in need of assistance!
Saline Meals on Wheels – Meals on Wheels (MOW) is a service provided through the cooperation of EHM Senior Solutions and the Saline Area Senior Center (SASC).
Washtenaw County Area Meals On Wheels – Seniors unable to leave their home for any reason and unable to prepare food at home may receive meals delivered to their door.
Pet Food Assistance – HSHV’s Bountiful Bowls program assists Washtenaw County and Plymouth residents who are having difficulty meeting the nutritional needs of their dog or cat due to financial burden.

Health & Wellness

Mental Health & Substance Use Support – Providing mental health services to all individuals in the county, regardless of their diagnosis, insurance coverage, age, or ability to pay for services.
Free Eye Screenings – Program helps people with limited access to eye care receive eye disease screening and free or low-cost glasses.
Hope Clinic-Dental Assistance – The Hope Dental Clinic provides limited dental treatment to the community.

Home & Utilities

Home Weatherization Program – The Weatherization Assistance Program provides free weatherization services to qualified Washtenaw County residents.
USAC Affordable Connectivity Program – Provides a monthly discount on intenet service and a one-time device discount for qualifying households.
Low-Income Households Water Assistance Program – The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a temporary emergency program to help low-income households pay overdue water and wastewater bills. Michigan received emergency funding from Congress to administer this program.
Michigan Energy Assistance Program – The purpose of the MEAP is to establish and administer programs statewide that provide energy assistance and self-sufficiency services to eligible low-income households.

Parents & Children

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) – WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and kids up to five years old who are income eligible.
Child Development & Care – Program may offer payment assistance for child care services for
families when the parent is not able to provide child care
Washtenaw Camp Placement – Connect youth to camp through community support, providing an opportunity for those who would not otherwise be able to attend.
Mama and Me MIHP – Maternal infant health education program, services and help for pregnant and parenting families with children under a year.


Saline Area Senior Center – Offering a wide range of programs and services, from fitness classes to creative opportunities, special events, travel, educational opportunities, Meals on Wheels (MOW) and much more.
Senior Snap Application Assistance – Helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need to stay healthy.
Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly – Seniors receive between $16 and $192 a month in benefits to buy food.
Mill Pond Manor – Affordable apartments for seniors, 62 or older, or mobility-impaired persons.

COVID 19 Resources

At Home COVID 19 Testing Kits – Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order an additional 4 free at-⁠home tests beginning November 20.
Schedule a COVID 19 Vaccine – Clinic is open to everyone 6 months old and older.
Free Rides to COVID 19 Vaccination – Fare-free, accessible transportation to any vaccination and
booster appointments.