Our Purpose

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 Hours

Our Services


We are open to serve the community Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 2:00pm.​ Clients do not need an appointment to shop! However, bringing in donations is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY -- please call 769.4085 to schedule a time. Leave a detailed message (including a call-back number) if we are unavailable to take your call.  We appreciate your understanding!

House by the Side of the Road

2051 S.State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 769-4085

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!