Get Help: 2-1-1

Your first stop for help: Dial 2-1-1

***Always dial 9-1-1 for police or medical emergencies.***

For General human services needs, Dial 2-1-1 (or 800-552-1183), send a message to, or search the 2-1-1 online database  to access health and human services in the county, the region and the state. 2-1-1 is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Whether you are looking for medical help, foreclosure prevention programs, utility assistance, help with food or clothing, or any other challenge facing your family, a call to Michigan 2-1-1 may provide the answers you are looking for. Dial 9-1-1 for emergency calls.

Other Pathways for Help

For free tax help, learn more and sign-up online.

For help with a housing crisis, call Housing Access of Washtenaw County (HAWC), 734-961-1999.

For food needs, see Food Gatherer's Available Food Map or call 734-761-2796.

For domestic abuse or sexual assault survivors, call the SafeHouse Center HelpLine, 734-995-5444.

For youth in crisis, call the Ozone House crisis line, 734-662-2222.

For health needs, check out this Guide to Free and Low-Cost Health Care in Washtenaw County.

For vicitims of human trafficking, call 888-373-7888.

For senior citizens, call AAA1-B information line, 800-852-7795.

For veterans, call 800-MICH-VET or 800-642-4838.

For all other needs (such as utilities assistance, food, furniture, basic needs): Call 2-1-1 from any phone (or 800-552-1183).