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Staples Family Center (homeless shelter)

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Making a Difference for Life

The Staples Family Center is a safe, drug-free homeless shelter operated by The Salvation Army of Washtenaw County (TSA-WC). Residents and house staff work together to keep the house running smoothly by assisting each other with meal preparations and daily chores. The Staples Family Center has provided hope and direction to individuals and families since TSA-WC first began operating a family shelter more than 20 years ago.

Staples Family Center goals:

  • Provide opportunities for physical, spiritual, emotional, and social growth.
  • Create an environment of encouragement and healing.
  • Administer to the whole person to help him/her transition out of their current negative situation.

Resident Goals:

  • Make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.
  • Move into permanent, affordable housing.
  • Establish a steady income, save money, and deal with poor credit.
  • Address issues that sabotaged permanent housing in the past.

Services provided:

  • Caseworker assigned to each resident
  • Support groups (employment, substance abuse)
  • Spirituality group
  • Assistance with various life skills and health issues
  • Daily meals
  • Family environment 

Contact information:

3660 Packard Road 

Ann Arbor, MI  

Phone: (734) 761-7750

Fax: (734) 762-8421 


 The Salvation Army's Ken & Marianna Staples Family Center is one of the most effective social services programs in Washtenaw County. The Staples Family Center program of support and spiritual guidance helps homeless families overcome the obstacles that caused their homelessness.

 Join us to make a difference!  We can not do this alone, but with your help, especially during this difficult economic time, The Salvation Army will continue assisting those who are homeless and in great need by DOING THE MOST GOOD!   


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