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Ifyou are readyto gat activo, there'san organization for you in Washtenaw County. Belowisa sampling of the area's many politica! and human service organizations.Getinvolved,youcanmakeadifference!(A2=Ann Arbor; YPS=Ypsilanti) ADAPT Michigan is a grassroots civil dteobediencedirect action group that fighls tor disabilly rights, in general, and specïically tor a natíonal personal assistance program. 2765 Adrienne Dr., A2, 48103; 662-1256. AGENDA Publ ications publishes AGENDA, Ann Arbofs altemative newsmonthly. leaturing grassroots politics and community events. Volunteers and student intems are always needed. 220 S. Main, A2, 48104; 996-8018. AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACTUP Ann Arbor) is a diverse, non-partisan group committedto tighting AIDS through direct action. We have monthry meetings, co LesbiaiVGayBisexual Programs Ottice; 763-4186. Alternativos to Domestic Aggression is an intervention program which works with men to end domestic violence in our communties. We also offer presentations, trainings and consuKations. 101 S. Hurón, YPS, 48197; 484-1260 exl 51 1 . American Friends Service Committee is a Quakerbased peace and justice organization wlh programs on criminal justice and lesbiangaytisexual rights. Volunteers are always needed. 1414 HillSt.,A2,48104;761-8283. Amnesty International works to protect human rights and free prisoners of conscience. Meetings 2nd Tues. each month, 7:30 pm, Mich. Union; 665-1619. Ann Arbor Center forlndependent Living prcvides counseling, advocacy, occupational therapy, case management, and recreational opportunities f or people with disabilities . We offer accessïsilityreoornmendationstobusinessesSeSPackard Rd., A2, 48104; 971-0277, 971-0310 (TI). Ann Arbor Community Development Corporation is a norvprofit organization worMng to improve economie conditions tor all citizens. It does this by concentrating on improvingthe financial status of low-hcome people; including women; minorities; and people with disabilities. 2008 Hogback, A2, 48105; 677-1400. Ann Arbor-Juigalpa Sister City Committee encourages educational, cultural, medical, and technical exchanges in order to demónstrate that people-to-people relations can break down the political barriere so often put in the way of international peace and understanding. co InterfaithCoundl for Peace & Justice; 663-1870. Ann Arbor New Jewish Agenda is committed to building an inclusive Jewish community through working against racism, heterosexism, sexism, and intervention in Central America. Supports a 2-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. Monthly Shabbat potlucks and holiday celebrations. P.O. Box 7185, A2, 48107; 769-5680. Ann Arbor Tenants Union is an advocate and intomiation source for tenants. Volunteers are always needed. 4001 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 763-6876. Black Students Union-EMU unites and promotes the interests of Black students at Eastem Michigan University. 115 Goodteon Hall, YPS, 48197. B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation promotes the welfare, cultural, reïgious and communal activities and Interests of Jewish students and the entire university community. 1429 Hill, A2, 48104; 769)500. Bread for the World is a lobbyist group that deals wftn hunger and healh-related legislation. Bi-monthly meetings. 706 Dwight, YPS, 48198; 487-9058. Canterbury House is the home of the ministry of the Episcopal Church for the U-M community, offering an altemative Eucharist Celebration every Sun. at 5 pm. 51 8 E. Washington, A2, 48104; 665-0606. Coalition for Arms Control lobbies and takes part in educational projects conceming the military budget, the Test Ban Treaty , and environmental issues. Monthly meetings. 1407 Wakefield, A2, 48103; 663-4897. Court Appointed Special Advocates are court-trained community volunteers who provide a voice for abused, neglected, or abandoned children in juvenile court protective proceedings. 2270 Platt Rd., A2, 48104; 971-2997. Depot Town Sourdough Bakery Is a community-owned, collectively-run, whole-grain bakery making authentic organic European sourdough bread in a wood-tired brick oven. Volunteers are always needed. 310 N. River St., YPS, 48198; 487-81 10. Domestic Violence ProjectSAFE House provides services including shelter tor battered women and children, crisis intervention, counseling, education, and activities for children involving non-violent role modeb. Volunteer trahings in Oct. , Jan. , and May. P.O. Box 7052, A2, 48107; 973-0242 (business), 995-5444 (24-hour crisis line). Ecology Center of Ann Arbor is an environmental advocacy and educational resource center working on such issues as solid waste and toxks reduction, alternativos to pesticides, and groundwater cleanup. 417 Detroit St., A2, 48104; 761-3186. El la BakerN el son Mándela Center for Racist Education is an altemative and community-run resource center, providing literatura on racism, sexism, dassism and other Inlormation on people of color. Offers a Sbrary opentothe public, resourcesfor activist groups, and educational programming. 663-0001 . EMU Student Government sponsors activilies and works to enhance student We. 233 Goodison Hall, YPS, 48197; 487-1470. Food Gatherers is the food rescue program serving Washtenaw County. It collects nutritious bul nc-knger saleable food trom área food businesses and distributes it to people in need. 1 731 Dhu Varren, A2, 481 05; 761 -2796, (fax) 930-0550. Freedom Link is a non-profit group working to créale a criminal justice system that serves the needs of victims, offenders and the community in a constructive, cost-effective way. P.O. Box 8182, A2, 48107. Gay Liberation provides peer counseling, group facïtalors, education and poBtical resources for the lesbiangaybisexual communly. 41 17 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 763-4186. Gradúate Employees Organization, AFT Local 3550 is the union tor gradúate teaching and staff assistants at the U-M. 527 E. Uberty Suite #205, A2, 48104; 995-0221. Gray Panthers of Hu ron Valley is the local chapter of the national Gray Panthers, which has an intergenerational focus and the motto "Age and Youth n Action." Goals include eliminating ageism and other forms of discrimination, and improving life for people of all ages. Projects hclude building a coalition for a single-payer health care program. 2406 Geddes Ave., A2, 48104; 662-2111. Guild House is a United Campus Ministry serving U-M students, faculty, and staff on personal issues as well as systemic concerns like racism, sexism and homophobia. 802 Monroe, A2, 48104; 662-5189. Greenpeace works to protect the environment through education and direct action. Paid postions avaSable. 214 N. Fourth Ave., A2, 48104; 761-1996. Haiti Solidarity Group works for human rights and the rastoration of democracy in Haitt. 3423 Carpenter, YPS, 48197; 971-8582. Hl VAIDS Resource Center provides AIDS education and promotes safe sex practices as wel as speakers and a referral Ine. Staff workers to coordínate healh care are avaiable. Tnere are support services forparents,friends and people wtti HIV ofcease. 3075 Clark #203, YPS, 48197; 572-9355. Homeless Action Committee worksto end homelessness using public education and direct action tact es. Advocates forincreasingthe supply of low-lncome housing. Meetings are held every Thur. at 5:30 pm at Guild House, 802 Monroe. P.O. Box 4502, A2, 48106; 930-0601 . Housing Bureau for Seniors assists, enables and empowers okter adults to tve in appropriale housing by providing counseling, infomiation& public workshops about housing options, nursing homes, and property taxforedosure prevertwn. I also runs the Homeshare Program which helps seniors find compatble people with whom they can share housing in exchange for work or bw rent. 300 N. Ingalls, A2, 481 09; 763-0970. Humane Society of Huron Valley houses stray and uo wanted anímate and edúcales the public on the proper care of pets. Provkfes emergency rescues, low-cost spay-neuter dnc, cruely irrvestigations, and pet adoptions. 3100 Cherry HU Rd., A2, 48105; 662-5585, 662-4365 (cinic). Green Party of Huron Valley seeks a radical synthesis of the environmental and social change movements, worMng on issues such as stopping hazardous waste indneraBon, etminating homelessness, and advocating feminist values and cornmuniy-based economks. Meetings on 1st and 3rd Sun. of every month. 548 S. Main, A2, 481 04; 663-3555. Industrial Workers of the World is an independent labor union with locáis in many industries and services. IWW publishes apaper and hokte monthly meetings. 1 1 37 S. 7th St.,A2, 48103; 662-1529. Inter-Cooperative CouncH provides affordable cooperative housing and meal programs for students. Locations around central campus as wel as on norlh campus (indudes an aBfemale house). 4002 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 662-4414. Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice is a coalition of religious congregations promoting peace and social justice. Projects include arms control, hunger, Third World affairs, local economie and racial justice, and farm preservation. 730Tappan, A2, 48104; 663-1870. Jewish Cultural Society is a secular humanist organization wh a strong commitment to the conllnuity and survival of the Jewéh Heritage. Hoklay celebralions, LJe Cycte Events, Sunday School, and Adul Programs are designed by members to be flexible and to satisfy a wide range of oriental ons toward Jewish tradüion. 2935 Binen Hollow Rd., A2, 48108; 665-5761. Latin AmericanNati ve American Medical Association encourages admission and academie success af U-M's Meofcal School and fosters a sense of community for Native American and Latino medical students. co U-M Medteal School Office for Student and Minority Affairs, 5109C Med Sci I, A2, 48109-061 1 ; 764-8185. Latín American Solidarit y Commitiee supports the right of Latín American peopte to self-deteimination and is workingto end U.S. intetvention throughout Latín America. Meetings are 8 pmin the Mich. Union. 4120 Mích. Union, A2, 48109; 936-3713. League of Women Voters promotes voter educatíon and awareness. Msets the 2nd Tues. ol each month at the Womens City Club, 1 830 Washtenaw. P.O. Box 7353, A2, 48107; 665-5808. Legal Services of Soulheastem MicNgan provides legal services in the áreas of housing, consumer rights, welfare, healh care, and family law to serïors and pecple with low incomes n Washtenaw County. 420 N. Fourth Ave., A2, 48104; 665-6181. Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students Association figrts homophobiaand promotes the interests of mates and beexuals al EMU. 107 Gooofeon Hal. YPS, 48197. LesbianGayBisexual Programs Office promotes civil rights and provides advocacy, education, counseling, consutting, and more lor the university and area community. 31 16 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 763-4186. Lesbian and Gay Youth Support Groups offer peer support and counselng for teens. Weekry meetings. Confidentiality assured. co Ozone House, 608 N. Main, A2, 48104; 662-????. Michigan Campaign for Human DignityAnn Arbor Grassroots is a stalewide coaktion working to defeat the anti-gay ballot initiattve . For meeting times cali John at Gay Uberation Front, 3116 Mich. Union, A2. 48109; 763-4186. Michigan Citizens Against Toxic Substances promotes toxic waste reductton altematives. M-CATS is worWng to stop Environmental Quaüty Corp.'s proposed toxic landfill deep injection well. Meetings 4th Tues. each month. P.O. Box 224, Mian, 48160; 439-3867. Michigan Student Assembly is the U-M'sstudent govemment. 3909 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 763-3241 . National Association for the Advancement of Colored People works for racial equality and justice. 3 1 2 Harriet St. , YPS, 48197; 480-9654. NationalOrganization for Women organizeslocalevents and rreetincfor equalltyarKi has task torces working on reproducBve choice, economie issues, women in prison, lesbian rights and the EFtA. 1 91 7 Washtenaw, A2, 481 04; 995-5494. Native American Student Association promotes Native American issues on campus, offers support for students and information for those nterested in Native American culture. 2304 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 764-5418. Network for Cultural Democracy defends multiculturalism on the U-M campus. 4063 E. Huron River Dr., A2. 481 04; 973-9273. Ozone House offers free phone and wak-in counseling for young people, as well as support groups, community education programs, and extensivetrainingforvolunteers. Ozone House also arranges housing for hometess and runaway youth, as well as foster care and independent iving programs. 608 N. Main, A2, 48104; 662-2222. Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Ann Arbor offers support and group meetings for parents, friends, and other family members of gay males and lesbians. Meetings are the third Sun. of every month, 2 pm, Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw. P.O. Box 7471 , A2, 48107-7471; 741-0659. Peace Neighborhood Center is a community service organization which provides an after-school program to help kids with homework and dinner. Programs include: Special Friends (like Big-BrotherSisler); Juvenie Delinquency Prevention Program; food, clothing and shelter for the needy ; Job Options for Youth ; substance abuse education & prevention; and evening group counseling. 1 1 1 1 N. Maple. A2, 48103; 662-3564. People's Food Co-ops are altemative grocery stores stocking nutritious, organic and whole-grain food. Member discounts; non-member shoppers and volunteer workers are always welco me. 21 6 N. Fourth Ave, A2, 48104; 9949174. 740 Packard, A2, 48104; 761-8173. i Performance Network stages new and experimental theatrical worte of both local and outside production compartes. Always looking lor volunteers (wi train) to work in al lacets of theater production. 409 W. Washington, A2, 48103; 6630696. Physkáans tor Social Responsibilrt yWashtenaw County Chapter focuses lobbying and educational efforts on issues relatedtothehealherwironmentalconsequencesofwarand militarism and other environmental issues, co Charles Holmes, 1035 Wal St. #8, A2 48105; 994-9513. Public Interest Research Group in Michigan lobbies tor environmertal and consumer protecüon laws and conducís independenl research. Paid positions available. 338-12 S. State, A2, 48104; 662-6597. Rackham Student Government is the U-M's gradúate student govemment. 2006 Rackham, A2, 481 09; 763-5271 . Recycle Ann Arbor provides curbskje recycling o( newspaper, office paper, cardboard, brown paper bags, giass, cans, some plastic, used oü and oi (Iers. The ateo opérate adropoft station at 2050 S. Industrial - hours: Wed.-Fri. noon-7 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, and Sun. noon-5 pm For Mormaüon on recydingandenergyconservation,call971 -7400. Processing factlüy and offices: 2950 Efcworth, A2, 48108; 971-7400. Religious Coattion on Latín America works to promote peaoeful and just resolutlons to the various confücts h Latin America, through educatbn and action. co Interfatti Councl for Peace & Justice; 663-1870. Sexual Assautt Prevent ion and Awareness Center works to dispel myths about sexual assaul, daöng, ctomestic vk lence, sexual harassment and staking. Educational programrring, ie. acquaintanoe rape awareness and prevention workshopsandtrainingprograms isprovidedforU-M community. They ateo ofler crisis intervention services, indudrig a counseling Ine, and pushfor improved campus safety.There are vokinteer opportunlies f or students. 580 Unbn Dr. , Room L107, A2, 48109; 763-5865 (9 am-5 pm), 936-3333 (24 hr). Socialy Active Latino Student Association is a support network lor Latino students. It advances the concerns and interests of the Latino student community at OM and etsewhere. 4120 Mich. Urton, A2, 48109. Solidarity is a democratie socialist organization. Members are active bcally and natbnally in coaüions which support the democratie rights of people of color, workers, women, and the gaylesbian commurtty. 410 S. División #4, A2, 48104; 6621041. Student Advocacy Center provides tree, non-legal aoVecacy services for ctildren in regular and special education pubic schools and their famies to resolve schooi-related probtems. New Center Bldg. #212, 1100 N. Mail St., A2, 48104; 99&O477. Superior Land Conservancyworksto preserve and protect the natural environmert il rural Superior Township. 8615 Cherry Hl Rd., YPS, 481 98; 482-5957. Traüblazersof Washtenaw, Inc. isapsycho-sodal rehabiitation ckjbhouse for aduls recovering from mental ilness. Theiremphasis is on social skis and work.218N. División, A2, 48104; 665-7665. Trotter House tsacansoenter which sponsorsmu Sai Itu ral programs and provides office and meeting space for ml nority organizatjons D is available for student and public use for evening programs. 1443Washtenaw,A2,48104;998-7037. Veterans For Peace works to edúcate the pubic about the costs of war. It also works to end the arms race, to restrain govemment intervention in other nations' affais, and to end war as an instrument of foreignpofcy. P.O. Box 3881 , Portland ME, 04104; 487-9058 (local phone). Washtenaw Citizens for Animal Rights promotes awareness of animal rights and works for more legal protection lor animáis. I offers f ree spayAieuter services for pets from bwincome househokte. Meetings are the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7:30 pm, GuM House, 802 Monroe. P.O. Box 2614. A2, 48106; 42&0637 Washtenaw County Assautt Crisis Center provides crisis intervention services for rape survtvors, indudng individual and group counseling, court accompanimenl and pólice acxorrpaniment.1866Packard,YPS,48197;483flAPE(24hour crisis line), 483-7942 (business). WCBN-FM is the U-M student-run radio station providing atlemative news, entertainment, and pubic affaire programrring for the Ann Arbor area. 530 Student ActMties Bldg. , A2, 48109; 763-3501. Wildflour Community Bakery is Ann Arbor's only source of organic.whole-grainbreads and goodes. Itabo offers Roing in Dough, an educational program for kids on how to make healhy food. 208 N. Fourth Ave., A2, 48104; 994-0601 . Women's International League for Peace and Freedom uses eoucation, protest and letter campaigns to work for equalty and to oppose war, exploilation and oppression. 1 209 Roosevel, YPS, 48197; 4830058. Women's Inrtiative for Serfímployment promotes selemploymenl for low-income women and men in the Washtenaw County area. Offers 12-week business education dasses twice ayear. 2008 Hogback, A2, 48105; 677-1444. Youth Housing Coallion Is a crisis agency providing safe housing to young people In homes of volunteers as an attemative to the streets, and offers counseling for youth. co Ozone House, 608 N. Main, A2. 48104; 662-???? Ypsilanti Food Co-op provides nutrtious and organic groceryshoppirig.Analernatrvetothebigbizgiants.312N.River, YPS, 48198; 483-1520. YpslantiPeaceFeltowshipisYpslantfs-off-canpus-peace coaliion. co 1209 Roosevel, YPS, 48197; 483O058. Ypsilanti Environmental Services opérales commercial recyding, educational projects (indudlng a re-use program), and a dropotf station in Depot Town. 103 S. River, YPS, 48198:480-1030. It you want your organization to ba included in a Mure "Get Involved Guide," please send nformation to AGENDA, 220 S. Main, Ann Albor, UI 48104.


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