First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor
Alpha House is an emergency shelter for families temporarily experiencing homelessness in Washtenaw County. Alpha House is the only family & children shelter in Washtenaw County. UUAA provides dinner each night during our host week, and hot breakfast on school holidays and weekends. When possible, we also supervise children's activity time after dinner.
Find out the latest with COVID precautions, food drop-off and in-person volunteers
Alpha House Volunteer Guides
(inlcuding Current Volunteer COVID-19 Precaution Guidelines)
Everyone at Alpha House is thankfully still healthy. We have a few family members not feeling their best. Like most families, sometimes sluggish days are just that. And for others, it’s not. To be extra safe, those that aren’t feeling well are self-quarantining and have gotten COVID tested. All have been negative. None have needed primary or urgent care. None are taking any additional medicines – scripts or over-the-counter.
Volunteer Meeting: Our volunteer meeting is cancelled due to lack of participation. If interested in any aspect of Alpha House, you can always contact [email protected]
Financial Donors: You can donate to support our purchase of weekly groceries as well as supplies such as lysol, juice boxes and/or prepared meals if they are needed
Food drop-off is curbside and contactless: Alpha House is limiting food drop-off to curbside and contactless during the upcoming week in accordance with state guidelines.. Staff are usually available 1-5:30 pm unless they get called away to assist a resident. Call ahead before leaving home to let the staff know to put the food service cart outside. When you arrive to drop-off, load donations on to the cart then call the Alpha House main number (or push the doorbell) so that a staff member can recieve your dish. The cart is continuously disinfected.
Volunteers: If you or your family is sick with any kind of cold/flu, call your day host or email [email protected] to let your coordinator know you cannot make your food drop-off.
Questions? Contact [email protected].