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Posted on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 : 1:27 p.m.

Homelessness Awareness Tour planned this week in Washtenaw County

By Tina Reed

A self-guided tour of Washtenaw County agencies that help people in various stages of homelessness is planned this Thursday to raise awareness.

The free tour is being hosted between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by the Washtenaw Housing Alliance. The alliance is a consortium of 25 local agencies that help provide assistance to people with supportive housing needs.

The event is being planned to observe National Homelessness Awareness Week this week and is meant to highlight homelessness issues and the services available in the county.


The Robert J. Delonis Center, an Ann Arbor shelter for people in need, is among the stops on the tour.

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Tour participants are encouraged to visit one or a handful of the 15 participating sites on an tour itinerary at some point during the day to learn about local services. Volunteers and staff will be available at each site to answer questions.

The tour includes stops at the SOS Community Services crisis center, Food Gatherers' Community Kitchen inside the Robert J Delonis Center in Ann Arbor, the Inerfaith Hospitality Netwrok's Alpha House and the Ozone House Emergency Youth Shelter in Ann Arbor.

For more information or to get a complete tour itinerary, visit

Tina Reed covers health and the environment for You can reach her at, call her at 734-623-2535 or find her on Twitter @TreedinAA.


Carole Clare

Sun, Dec 11, 2011 : 12:03 p.m.

Would be helpful to know the date of the tour?