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.

No pre-registration necessary for daytime warming centers. For access to 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 2021-22

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

Click to view the 2021-22 SAWC Winter Shelter Programs Information Sheet

Daytime Warming Centers

Daytime shelter accommodations are available at rotating locations. Additional locations for the 2021 - 2022 season will be announced in December. If you have any questions, please contact the Delonis Center at 734-662-2829.

Ypsilanti Freighthouse (100 Market Place Ypsilanti, MI)November 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022Monday - Thursday 8am - 6pm 
Journey of Faith (1900 Manchester, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)December 2021
St. Mary's Student Parrish (331 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)January 2022 
First Baptist Church (517 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)February 2022 

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 8, 2020 through 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. 

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. 

Individuals needing to escape adverse cold conditions (real or wind chill temperature at 20 degrees or below) can temporarily stay at these weather havens before continuing on to their destination. Havens are open during agencies’ regular business hours”.

Locations for the 2021 - 2022 season are as follows:

Location(s)DatesTimesCOVID Guidelines
Ann Arbor District Library (AADL)
All library branch locations
Sunday - Saturday 
(7 days per week)
Normal Business Hours: 

10AM - 8PM 
Masks required - masks available for those who need one
Ypsilanti District Library (YDL)
All branches except for Superior branch (closed due to lack of space for social distancing)
(7 days per week)
Normal Business Hours:

M-Th 9AM - 9PM

F-Sat 10AM - 6PM 

Sunday 1PM - 5PM

Social distancing and masking is strongly recommended per CDC guidelines. 

Overnight Warming Centers

For questions, email Daniel Kelly.

Warming Centers