COVID 19 Resources

The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives has gathered the following resources for assistance related to COVID-19. 

Please note that most University resources will be available virtually. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives 
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Career Center
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center
  • Comprehensive Studies Program
  • Sweetland Writing Center
  • Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs
  • Center of Education for Women

Furthermore, if you are in need of services during this time, please contact Hector Galvan at hgalvan@umich.edu or by phone at 734-763-0794. 

UofM COVID-19 Website

Public Affairs has released this FAQ page with information specifically for students concerning emergency aid, course grading, University housing, etc.

The university has activated its emergency call center to assist those with COVID-19 questions specifically related to U-M responses. It is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at (877) 763-3040.

Food Resources

On-Campus: Maize and Blue Cupboard

The Maize and Blue Cupboard is here to provide an immediate and comprehensive response for the U-M community. By offering resources, educational opportunities, compassionate support, and more, we help students develop the skills to make informed decisions.

Michigan Food Banks

Each member food bank has a geographic service region in which they provide food resources to communities. Based on their region, some member food banks have supporting distribution warehouses. The member food banks and their supporting warehouses are able to take large donations of food. The local emergency food providers (agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, and shelters) then “shop” the regional food bank or warehouse to acquire food to meet the needs for their own community programs and services.

Nationwide Food Pantries

Find local pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, food banks and other food help across the U.S

Food Resource Finder

A resource to pinpoint areas providing food in the Detroit Metro area. Hours and availability vary by site.

General Economic Relief

United We Dream: National Undocu Fund

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic deepens on our communities, the immigrant youth of United We Dream are adding direct financial assistance as the next phase of our comprehensive response plan.100 percent of funds donated to the NationalUndocuFund will go directly to immigrants who need help.

If you are a person who needs help, please visit this page on Friday, April 24 at 5:00 pm eastern, 4:00 pm central, 3:00 pm mountain, 2:00 pm pacific time for the application form and see below for the qualifications to apply.

WICIR

The Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights is fundraising to support undocumented families in the Washtenaw County area who might find themselves in difficult situations during this moment of crisis. If you are in need of financial support contact the organization directly, their phone number is 734-355-2707. 

Support SE Michigan Undocumented Families

The funds will be donated based on a referral system via religious institutions, non-profit organizations, and community leaders who refer families for support. We are working on finding the most equitable and transparent process to donate the funds. We will follow the lead of undocumented community leaders. For questions email us at un.detroit.unido@gmail.com. 

If you are reaching out to make a referral, please DO NOT include names or contact information of undocumented community members in your emails. We will reach out to you for further information. 

Huron Valley Mutual Aid

This spreadsheet and form may help you if you are in need of a place to say, need storage space, groceries, or are able to provide to others in need, etc.

Michigan Community Mutual Aid

More general community resources for Michigan residents during COVID-19.

Community Economic Relief Fund

Please call 1-866 211-9966 and indicate your zip code. The Community Economic Relief Fund will provide a list of local agencies in your area that provides support (bills, rent, and food).

University Funding

Dean of Students Office

Emergency Funding is available through the Dean of Students Office for students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to temporary hardship related to an unforeseen or emergency situation. Students may generally receive this assistance one time for up to $500.

Office of the Provost

Students may experience an emergency situation or one-time, unusual, unforeseen expense while in school. The University offers several types of assistance for students in such special circumstances.

LSA: Emergency Scholarship

The LSA Emergency Scholarship has always been a resource for students facing unforeseen financial challenges outside of their control. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many students are facing upheavals that will drastically impact how they live, learn, and work in the coming months. We want you to know that the LSA Emergency Scholarship remains open to all LSA students who are facing extraordinary financial situations as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

CEW+

CEW+ is able to offer small emergency grants to current U-M Ann Arbor graduate students and undergraduate students. These grants, called Emergency Funds (EF), are for unexpected financial emergencies that threaten to derail degree progress including funding issues that are a result of COVID-19.

Office of Financial Aid Short-Term Emergency Loans:

A family emergency, loss of employment, natural disaster or another unexpected issue can suddenly change your financial circumstances. If that happens to you and your family, the Office of Financial Aid may be able to help with a re-evaluation of your financial aid package.

Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Funds

The Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Fund is intended to help meet the financial needs of Rackham graduate students who encounter an emergency situation or one-time, unusual, or unforeseen expenses during their degree program.

Low-Cost Health Care Centers

Free Clinics of Michigan

Washtenaw County Clinics:

Hope Medical Clinic, Inc.

Address: 518 Harriet St., Ypsilanti, MI  48198 | Phone: 734-481-0111 

Hours of Operation: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm & 5:00pm-8:00pm, & Saturday 8:30am-12:00pm

Hope Medical Clinic, Inc.

Address: 33608 Palmer Rd., Westland, MI 48186 | Phone: 734-710-6688 

Hours of Operation: Tuesday & Friday 9:00am-2:00pm & Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm

Chelsea Grace Clinic

Address: 603 S. Main St., Chelsea, MI 48118 | Phone: 888-331-1174

Corner Health Center 

Address: 47 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 | Phone: 734-484-3600

Academic Support

Resources for Remote Learning

U of M has provided a list of helpful resources related to remote learning, including how to communicate with instructors, note-taking tools, time management support, wellness strategies, and more.

“Adjusting Your Study Habits During COVID-19”

Academic Innovation published this PDF to walk you through how to adjust your study habits to fit online courses. Several tips are provided under several topics including how to work in a group,

Sweetland COVID-19 Updates

The Sweetland Writing Center will now be hosting all of its Writing Workshops, Peer Writing Center appointments and Write-Togethers will now be hosted online. The process for scheduling appointments will remain the same.

Wellness

My Strength: Free health and wellness app

Health and wellness app that is free with the access code: “DWIHNCares”

Mental Health Care Packages

Counseling and Psychological Services created a PDF full of ideas in hopes to share ways to help you take care of yourselves, no matter if you are in Ann Arbor, in Michigan, in the US, or across the globe.

CAPS: Services and Supports during the Pandemic

List of services and support created by Counseling and Psychological Services. It contains video resources, tips, resources from around the country, and much more.

CAPS Services Updates

Due to the COVID 19 national pandemic, CAPS has made adjustments to services based on recommendations from UM and the CDC to support the physical safety of our community. During this time, CAPS staff remain actively engaged in supporting the mental health needs of UM students in a variety of ways – this link contains these updates on CAPS Services.

Catholic Family Services 

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County (CSSW) is committed to providing continuity of care while doing our part to help keep the community safe.

Several services will continue to serve clients onsite or through telehealth/telecare including:

  • Food Pantry
  • Behavioral Health Therapy
  • Domestic Violence Groups
  • Substance Abuse