We are open for clients Monday through Friday, 10:00am - 2:00pm.​ Appointments are not necessary.  

DONATIONS may be made 9am until 1:30pm, Monday through Friday.

The House will be closed the last two weeks of December, Monday the 20th, through Friday, the 30th.

Call 734 769 4085 for more information. Leave a detailed message (including a call-back number) if we are unavailable to take your call. 

Ask our clients what made them choose us and you’re likely to get many different answers. There’s one thing they’ll all agree on though; we deliver outstanding results in record time. Clients often remark how friendly, helpful and welcoming we are.

We are proud to be celebrating over 50 years serving the Washtenaw County community!

Our Purpose

Our Services

The purpose of House by the Side of the Road is to provide clothing and small household items at no charge to children and adults. These services are free to clients with limited funds for clothing, bedding, and other household essentials. People come in after family breakup, job loss, fire, or prolonged illness. We also serve those who are homeless, those who are reentering society from prison, people with mental health issues, recent immigrants, and migrant workers.

​Our current needs are:
Pots and pans
Tennis shoes, both men’s and women’s
Small household appliances - microwaves, toasters, coffee pots, blenders, fans, can openers
Underwear preferably new 
White sport socks
Pajamas – men’s, women’s and children’s
Winter gloves and hats - men’s, women’s, and children’s
Men’s jeans
Men’s and children’s winter coats
King, queen, and twin sheets
King, queen, and twin blankets/comforters
Towels and washcloths
Cleaning items – vacuum cleaners, mops, etc.

​You may also visit the "Donate" link above for more information.

Our Hours

Our expanded space (adding the second floor of 2051 South State) and ending the requirement for appointments (both for serving clients and accepting donations) has increased our workload.  Loyal volunteers are working hard to serve our clients efficiently. We have opportunities for additional volunteers and welcome your participation. Call the House at the number below and leave a message including your name and phone number. Someone will return your call to determine how you can best assist us with our mission. We prefer volunteers come on a regular day and time.

​You may also visit the "Get Involved" link above for more information.

House by the Side of the Road

2051 S.State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 769-4085