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The goal of CAN's stabilization programs is to help families meet their basic needs so they can create brighter futures for themselves.

"They take care of us!" - Marcia

We provide programs and services to help stabilize families to different degrees within specific communities:

Arrowwood Hills, Brick Elementary, Bryant, Creekside Court, Green Baxter Court, Hikone, Mitchell Elementary, and Northside

Community Action Network Does Not provide Housing Assistance.

Programs & Services

Food Assistance

CAN provides meals for its children & youth during After School Programs & Educational Summer Camps, as well as weekly food distributions & on-site emergency food pantries for families within the communities with whom CAN partners.

CAN food distributions & pantries open to all Washtenaw County residents:

Bryant Community Center

3 W. Eden Ct., Ann Arbor, MI 48108

(734) 477-0292

Food Distributions/Pantry Available:

Monday-Thursday: 10am-3pm

Friday: 10am-2pm

Northside Community Center

815 Taylor St., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

**This food distribution is operated by Catholic Social Services out of CAN's Northside Community Center. Please call (734) 662-4462 with questions about this distribution.**


Food Distributions:

Tuesdays:  2:00pm - 5:30pm
Thursdays: 10:00am - 2:30pm

Support & Advocacy

CAN assists families in the specific communities the organization is located with DTE shut-off, eviction prevention, and navigating DHHS.


Depending on the situation, we can also refer families to relevant service providers/resources.

CAN also serves as an advocate for community members, helping empower the voices of those in our communities to bring about positive change on a systemic level.

Looking for resources in Washtenaw County?

View CAN's Resource Guide on CAN Families.

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Staff & volunteer resources

Register for CAN programs and find Washtenaw County Resources

CAN Mission Statement

Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods

to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live.

Community Action Network | P.O. Box 130076, Ann Arbor, MI 48113

Tax ID Number: 38-2792610