Washtenaw County Winter Warming Centers

Daytime and Overnight Winter Warming Centers

In cooperation with OCED and other organizations throughout Washtenaw County, the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County (SAWC) is providing emergency shelter for homeless individuals during the winter months.

For access to the daytime or overnight warming centers, each client must call Housing Access of Washtenaw County (HAWC) and obtain a referral to the Delonis Center. More information is available by calling HAWC at (734) 961-1999 or visiting www.housingaccess.net. If you are seeking shelter after 5 pm, there will be onsite assistance provided at the Delonis Center (312 W Huron St, Ann Arbor).

Winter 2020-21

Please note that due to COVID-19 our sheltering options may change. Information will be updated as needed.

Click to view the 2020-21 SAWC Winter Shelter Programs Information Sheet

Daytime Warming Centers

Click to view the 2020-2021 Day Time Shelter Update

Daytime shelter accommodations are available at rotating locations. Please contact the Delonis Center for the specific times for each congregation at 734-662-2829.

Ypsilanti Freighthouse (100 Market Place Ypsilanti, MI)November 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022Monday - Thursday 8am - 6pm 

Additional locations for the 2021 - 2022 season will be announced as soon as possible.\

Overnight Warming Centers

Due to COVID-19, shelter space is limited this year. If you need shelter and it is possible to safely stay with family or friends, we encourage you to do so.

The Delonis Center (312 W Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103) offers an overnight warming center for those experiencing homelessness.

Shelter is available beginning at 8:30 pm every night between November 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. 

The Delonis Center is also providing an option for ensuring homeless individuals throughout the county are able to travel to the warming center after 5 PM and on weekends. 

Winter Weather Havens

During extreme weather there will be additional shelter locations open during the day. The list of locations will be posted on this site and updated regularly.

For questions, email Daniel Kelly.

Warming Centers