Zero to Thrive is committed to supporting families through challenging times and stands in solidarity with Black families and communities.

View our comprehensive database of COVID-19 resources and our list of parent resources on race and racism.

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to daily life and is putting stress on families as they try to adjust. During this time, the Zero to Thrive team is committed to helping families through this crisis. If you’d like to read more about the mental health resources provided for families, perinatal women, and providers, please visit our COVID-19 page:

In response to this pandemic, many organizations have stepped up to help provide families with assistance during this time of need. If you live in Southeast Michigan, the following list of resources may be beneficial to you and your family.

Washtenaw County

  • General Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Financial Assistance
  • Education
  • Health
General Assistance
  • The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development has put together a comprehensive list of food and essential services resources.
  • The United Way of Washtenaw County’s list of COVID-19 Community Resources includes information on food, medical, utilities, internet services, childcare, unemployment, and eviction services.
  • The Peace Neighborhood Center is responding to the COVID-19 national emergency by focusing on mitigating the effects this will have on families in three major areas: food insecurity, academic support, and emergency assistance. For more information, please visit peaceneighborhoodcenter.org.
  • Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County stands ready to serve the community. Please call their information and assistance telephone line at 734-769-0209 or send an email to info@jfsannarbor.org if you need help.
Food Assistance
  • Click here to view Food Gatherer’s up to date list of pantry locations.
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS), working with Chartwells Food Service, is pleased to provide “to go” meals available for pick-up. Click here for a list of locations and times. (Click here for school meal information for other school districts.)
  • Catholic Social Services is proud to partner with Food Gatherers to distribute groceries and personal care items to low-income families and individuals on a monthly and/or emergency basis. Clients are also given referrals to other agencies for clothing and other critical services as needed. Click here for location and hours.
  • Jewish Family Services is offering food pantry services by delivery. Please call 734-769-0209 to schedule a delivery or schedule a delivery online. Visit jfsannarbor.org for more information.
  • The Maize and Blue Cupboard provides food, household products, and support for the U-M community. For more information, click here.
  • The Peace Neighborhood Center provides fresh produce and bread distribution. For an update on operating hours and locations, please visit peaceneighborhoodcenter.org.
  • Hope Clinic will be distributing hot meals to go in the evenings on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays. They will have emergency groceries available during operating hours. Click here for more information.
Financial Assistance
Education
  • The Ann Arbor District Library is providing online applications for library cards to all AAPS students. With your library card, you can access audio and digital books from home. Click here for more information.
  • The Peace Neighborhood Center is offering academic assistance to families in need. Click here for more information.
Health
  • Thrive Counseling is offering tele-mental health counseling. Call 734-436-4249 or email hello@thrivecounselingA2.com to set up an appointment.
  • Individuals in need of health insurance can contact Washtenaw Health Plan by phone to receive assistance applying for Medicaid and follow up to make sure they get the coverage they need: for English: 734-544-6778, for Spanish: 734-544-2949, for Arabic: 734-544-9729. To learn more, go to healthcarecounts.org.
  • The following health clinics are open: Hope Clinic (734-484-2989), Corner Health Center (734-484-3600), and Packard Health. Call 734-926-4900 for Ann Arbor West, 734-971-1073 for Ann Arbor East, or 734-985-7200 for Ypsilanti.

Detroit

COVID 313

COVID 313 is a guide for Detroit families in response to the COVID-19 crisis, brought to you by the City of Detroit, the Community Education Commission and partners. It includes resources for food assistance, basic needs, learning at home, childcare, healthcare, employment, and more.

A Detroit Virtual Community Town Hall:

Coping During the Coronavirus Crisis

Every Thursday from 12:00-2:00pm, there will be a virtual town hall to present the latest news and developments from leading policymakers and experts who are dealing day to day with the crisis. To sign up for notifications of future town halls and receive additional information, please visit COVID313.org.

Watch the most recent virtual town hall below: