House by the Side of the Road’s purpose 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 just reentering society from prison, people with mental health issues, recent immigrants, and migrant workers.


House by the Side of the Road

2051 S.State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 769-4085

Our Purpose

We are open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for shopping and dropping off donations. Call 769.4085 to make an appointment Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 2:00pm.​ Leave a detailed message (including a call-back number) if we are unavailable to take your call. We are unable to serve walk-ins. We appreciate your understanding!


Our Services

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 50 years of serving the Washtenaw County community!

Our Hours