The House's services are free to our clients that have limited funding for housing, food and other essentials. The House provides our clients with clothing, shoes and small household items to our clients in need. The services are free to individuals with limited funding for the aforementioned items regardless of race, creed, gender, age, or size. The House is able to provide these services to our clients through the help of volunteers and monetary donations through the community.


Our clients come to the House after family break-ups, job loss, fire or prolonged illness. Runaways and foreign exchange students may also have needs to the House's goods and services.



Our Services

Items We're in Need Of

  • ​​Small Household Items
  • Trash Bags
  • ​Large Sized Clothing
  • Sheets/Bedding
  • ​Pots and Pans
  • ​Volunteers, Workers
  • ​Monetary Donations

"Regardless of race or creed, gender of ethnicity, age or size, the residents of Washtenaw County receive referrals from various social service agencies or faith based communities to visit the House By the Side of the Road, although a referral is not required."

"To provide free clothing and small household items to people in need."