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ADAPT Michigan s a grassroots civil disobediencedirect action group that fights for disability rights, in general, and specifically for a national personal assistance program. 2765 Adrienne 0r„ A2, 48103:662-1256. AGENDA Publications publishes AGENDA, Ann Arbor's alternative newsmonthly, featuring grassroots politics and community events. Volunteers and student interns are always needed. 220 S. Main, A2, 48104;996-8018. ALIANZA (The Latinoa Students' Alliance) is asupport network tor Latino students. It advances the concerns and interests of the Latino student community at U-M and elsewhere. 3039 Mich. Union, A2, 48109. Alternatives to Domestic Aggression is an intervention program whichworkswithmentoenddomesticviolenceinourcommunities. We are also available for presentations, speaking engagements, trainings, in-house services and consultation. 101 S. Hurón, YPS, 481 97; 484-1 260 ext. 511. American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker-based peace and justice organization with local programs on criminal justice and gay lesbianbisexual issues. Volunteers arealways needed. 1 41 4 Hill St., A2, 48104; 761-8283. Amnesty International works to protecí human rights and tree prisoners of conscience. Meetings 2nd and 4th Sun. each month, 4:30 pm, Mich. Union Tap Room; 668-0660. Ann Aitor Center for Independent Living provides counseling, advocacy, occupational therapy, case management, small business development, counseling, and employment assistance for people with disabilities. We offer accessibility recommendations to businesses. 2568 Packard Rd„ A2, 481 04; 971 -0277, 971 -031 0 (TDD). Ann Arbor Community Development Corporation is a non-profit organization working to improve economie conditions for all citizens. It does this by concentrating on improving the financial status of low-income 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 with our Nicaraguan sister city in order to demónstrate that people-to-people relations can break down the political barriere so often pul in the way of international peace and understanding. co Interfaith Council 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 Artor Tenant's Union is an advocate and information source for tenants. Volunteers are always needed. 4304 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 763-6876 (tenant hotline). B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation promotes the welfare, cultural, religious and communal activities and interests of Jewish students and the entire university community. 1429 Hill, A2, 48104; 769-0500. Bread for the World is a lobbyist group that deals with hunger and health-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. 721 E. Hurón, A2, 48104; 6650606. Coalition Against the Contract "On" America (CAC0A) isa campus and community activist group fighting the Republican "Contract With America" legislation and 'elated attacks on students, the poor, children, women, people of color, immigrants, elders, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, workers, and the environment, co MSA, 3909 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 913-0006; email Coalition for Arms Control lobbies and takes part in educational projects concerning the military budget, the Test Ban Treaty, and environmental issues. Monthly meetings. 1407 Wakefield, A2, 48103:663-4897. Conover Food Pantry provides supplementary food to people living with HIVAIDS and their family members, partners or caregivers. Stocked and coordinated by volunteers, area churches, and businesses, the pantry gives supporttothose people forwhom obtaining or preparing food has become a difficulty. The pantry is not limited to situations of financial hardship. Home distribution, food preparation, and shopping assistance can be arranged. co HIVAIDS Resource Center; 3075 Clark Rd. #203, YPS, 48197; 572-9355 or 800-578-2300. Court Appointed Special Advocates are court-trained community volunteers who provide a voice for abused, neglected, or abandoned children in juvenile court protective proceedings. Advocate training Sept. 22-24. 2270 Platt Rd., A2, 48104; 971-2997. Domestic Violence ProjecVSAFE House provides services including shelter for battered women and children, crisis intervention, counseling, education, and activities for children invotving nonviolent role models. Volunteertrainings in Oct., Jan., and May. P.O. Box 7052, A2, 48107; 973-0242 (business), 995-5444 (24-hour crisis line). Ecology Center of Ann Artor is a membership-based environmental advocacy and educational organization working on such issues as solid waste and toxics reduction, alternatives to pesticides, and groundwater cleanup. Public library and resource hours: Mon.-Fri. 1 -5 pm. and by appointment. 41 7 Detroit St., A2, 481 04; 761 -31 86. Ella BakerNelson Mándela Center for Anti-Racist Education is an altemative and community-run resource center, providing literature on racism, sexism, dassism and other information on people of color. Offers a library open to the public, resources for activist groups, and educational programming. 763-6876 (contact). EMU Student Government sponsors activities and works to enhance student life. 233 Goodison Hall, YPS, 48197; 487-1470. Food Gatherers is the perishable food rescue program serving Washtenaw County. It collects nutritious but no-longer saleable food f rom area food businesses and distributes it to people in need. Laura Brown, volunteer coördinator. 1731 Dhu Varren, A2, 48105; 761-2796, (fax) 930-0550. Free Mumia Coalition (formerty Emerency CARE) is an alliance of groups and individuals fighting for a new trial and the ultímate release of noted journalist and Pennsytvania political prisoner Mumia Abuiamal, a former Black Parrther currentry on death row. The Coalition also seeks to work on other political prisoner cases, opposition to the death penalty, and on prison issues generally; 31 3913-9538. Gradúate Employees Organization. AFT Local 355OÍS the union for gradúate teaching and staff assistants at the U-M. 527 E. Liberty Suite #205, A2. 48104; 995-0221. Gray Panthers of Huron Valley is the local chapter of the national Gray Panthers, which has an intergenerational focus and the motto "Age and Youth in Action." Goals include eliminating ageism and other forms of discrimination, and improving life for people of all ages. Projects include building a coalition for a single-payer health care program. 2406 Geddes Ave., A2, 481 04; 662-21 1 1 . 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, 481 04; 6625189. Greenpeace works creatively to protect the environment through education and direct action. Volunteer opportunities at all levéis. Paid positions available. 214 N. Fourth Ave., A2, 481 04; 761 -1 996. HIVAIDS Resource Center (HARC) provides HIV education and outreach regardless of personal background orsituation.Acomprehensive case management unit coordinates care plans with clients. The volunteer program offers compassionatedirect-care, education and support. HARC's early intervention and substance abuse unit works in neighborhoods waming children about HIVAIDS and providing services to at risk populations. Also, support groups, Conover Food Pantry, educational materials, newsletter, referrals, speakers' bureau, workshops and testing. 3075 Clark Rd. #203, YPS, 481 97; 572-9355 or 800-578-2300. Homeless Action Committee works to end homelessness using public education and direct action tactics. Advocates for increasing the supply of low-income 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 ior Seniors assists, enables and empowers older adults to live in appropriate housing by providing counseling, information and public workshops about housing options, nursing homes, and property tax foreclosure prevention. It also runs the Homeshare Program which helps seniors find compatible people with whom they can share housing in exchange for work or low rent. Volunteers always needed. 300 N. Ingalls, A2, 48109; 763-0970. Humane Society of Huron Valley houses stray and unwanted animáis and educates the public on the proper care of pets. Provides emergency rescues, low-cost spay-neuter clinic, cruelty investigations, and petadoptions.3100CherryHillRd.,A2, 48105:662-5585, 662-4365 (clinic). Green Party ol Huron Valley seeks a natural synthesis of the environmental and social change movements, working on issues such as stopping hazardous waste incineration, eliminating homelessness, and advocating feminist values and communitybased economics. Meetings on 1 stand 3rd Sun. of every month. 548 S. Main, A2, 48104; 663-3555. Industrial Workers of the World is an independent labor union with locáis in many industries and services. IWW publishes a paper and holds monthiy meetings. Labor films shown every Tues. 7:30 pm. "Rre Your Boss" - a round table discussion that searches for solution to problems experienced on the job- every Thurs. 7:30 pm. 103 W. Mich. Ave., YPS, 481 97; 483-3548; 483-4050 (fax); email: Inter-Cooperative Council provides affordable cooperative housing and meal programs for U-M students. Locations around central campus as well as on north campus. 4002 Mich. Union, A2, 481 09; 662-4414. Interfaith Council tor Peace and Justice is a coalition of religious congregations promoting peace and social justice. Projects include arms control, hunger, Third Worid affaire, local economie and racial justice, and farm preservation. 730 Tappan, A2, 48104; 663-1 870. Jewish Cultural Society is a secular humanist organization with a strong commitment to the continuity and survival of the Jewish Heritage. Holiday celebrations, Life Cycle Events, Sunday School, and Adult Programs are designed by members to be flexible and to salisfy a wide range of orientations toward Jewish tradition. 2935 Birch Hollow Rd., A2, 48108; 665-5761. Latín American Solidarity Committee supports the right of Latín American people to self-determination and is working to end U.S. intervention throughout Latin America. Meetings are every Wed. at 8 pm in the Mich. Union. 41 20 Mich. Union, A2, 481 09; 769-0895. Legal Services of Southeastern Michigan provides legal services in the areas of housing, consumer rights, welfare, health care, and family law to seniors and people with low incomes in Washtenaw County. 420 N. Fourth Ave., A2, 48104; 665-6181 . Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs Office (LGBPO) offers educational programs and events, weekly and monthly social events, a scholariy works series, speakers' bureau, crisis intervention, resource libran, and information and referral services. LGBPO also offers support groups, a mentorship program, and leadership training and development. Through its staff, intems, and volunteers, LGBPO participates in building coalitions with other campus organizations and with other LGB programs on campuses around the country. 311 6 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 763-4186. Lesbian and Gay Youth Support Groups offer peer support for teens. Weekly meetings. Confidentiality assured. Contact Ozone House, 608 N. Main, A2, 48104: 662-2222. Michigan Citizens Against Toxic Substances promotes toxic waste reduction altematives. M-CATS is working to stop Environmental Quality Corp.'s proposed toxic landfilldeep injection well despite a recent EPA rejection of an M-CATS appeal of the agency's decisión in support of the well. Meetings 4th Tues. each month. P.O. Box 224, Milan, 48160; 439-3867. Michigan Coalition Against the Dealh Penalty is an educational and issue-oriented organization with a focus on the abolition of the death penalty nationwide. 706 Owight, YPS, 48198; 487-9058. Michigan Student Assembly is the U-M's student govemment. 3909 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 763-3241 . National Association for the Advancement of Colored People works for racial equality and justice. 312 Harriet St.. YPS. 48197: 480-9654, 480-9853 (fax). Ozone House provides youth, ages 10-21, and their families with 24hour crisis intervention , individual and family counseling, life skills training, support groups, and emergency, transitional, and independent living programs. 608 N. Main, A2, 48104; 662-2222 (crisis), 662-2265 (business). Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and GaysAnn 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, 481 07-7471 ; 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-Brother Sister); Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Program (i.e. gangs); food, clothing and shelter for the needy; Job Options for Youth; substance abuse education & prevention; and evening group counseling. 1111 N. Maple, A2, 48103; 662-3564. People's Food Co-ops are community-owned altemative grocery stores stocking nutritious, organic and whole-grain food Member discounts; non-member shoppers and volunteer workers are always welcome. 216 N. Fourth Ave., A2, 48104; 994-9174. 740 Packard, A2, 48104; 761-8173, 769-0095 (office). Performance Network stages new and experimental theatrical works of both local and outside production companies. Always looking for volunteers (will train) to work in all facets of theater production. 408 W. Washington, A2, 48103; 663-0696. Public Interest Research Group in Michigan lobbies for environmental and consumer protedion laws and conducts independent research. Paid positions available. 1 22 S. Main, Ste. 307, A2, 481 04; 662-6597. Oueer Unily Project (QUP) is a U-M student group working to overeóme discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual people through fun, educational, and visible activities. People of all sexual orientations are welcome. 31 1 6 Mich. Union. A2. 481 09; 763-41 86. Rackham Student Government is the U-M's gradúate student government. RSG is responsible for the appointment ot gradúate students to various university committees: funding tor student organizations which consist of or directly affect gradúate students; and assistance in and support for the formation of new groups or projects widely afiecting gradúate students. email:; office;102H Rackham. A2, 48109: 763-5271 . Recycle AnnArbor provides curbside recycling of newspaper. office paper, cardboard, brown paper bags, glass, cans, some plastic, used oil and oii filters. They also opérate a drop-oft station at 2050 S. Industrial- Summer hours: Wed.-Fri. noon-7 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, and Sun. noon-5 pm, Winter hours (beginning Oct. 1 st): Wed.Fri. noon-5 pm, Sat. 9am-5 pm, Sat. 9am-5 pm, no Sunday hours. For information on recycling and energy conservation, cali 9717400. Buy Back program and offices: 2950 Ellsworth, A2, 48108; 971-7400. Religious Coalition on Latin America works to promote peaceful and just resolutions to the various conflicts in Latin America, through education and action. co Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice; 663-1870. Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center works toward the eradication of sexual violence and dispelling myths about sexual assault, dating, domestic violence. sexual harassment and stalking. Educational programming, Le. acquaintance rape awareness and prevention, dating and domestic violence, and sexual harrasment workshops and training programs are provided for the U-M community. They also offer crisis intervention se rvtees, including phoneand in-house counseling, and push for improved campus safety. Volunteer opportunities for students. 580 Kennedy Dr., Room L107. A2 48109; 763-5865 (8 am-5 pm), 936-3333 (24 hr). SOS Crisis Center and Prospect Place Family Shelter seeks volunteers to assist individuals and families struggling with personal and family stress, hunger. homelessness. suicide, and substance abuse. The volunteer roles are Crisis Line Counselors, Food Distribution Aides, Housing Crisis Resource Aides, and Child Care Aides. Cali to receive a packet or find out more about volunteer opportunities. 114 N. River St., YPS, 48198; 485-8730. Student Advocacy Center provides tree, non-legal advocacy services for children in regular and special education publicschoolsand their families to resolve school -related problems. New Center Bldg. #212, 1100 N. Main St., A2, 48104; 995-0477. Superior Land Conservancy works to preserve and proted the natural environment in rural Superior Township. 8615 Cherry Hill Rd, YPS, 48198; 482-5957. Trailblazers ot Washtenaw, Inc. is a psycho-social rehabilitaron clubhouseforadults recovering from mental illness. Their emphasis is on social skills and work. 218 N. División. A2, 48104; 665-7665. Trotskyist LeagueU. S. is a revolutionary socialist group active in struggles of labor, anti-racism, for abortion rights, against homophobia, and for international working class solidarity. Study discussion group meets weekty on the U-M campus; 313-9139550. Trotter House is a U-M campus center which sponsors multicultural programs and provides office and meeting space for minority organizations. It is available for student and public use for evening programs. 1443 Washtenaw, A2, 48104; 998-7037. U-M Lesbian Gay Bisexual Alliance (LGBA) is the coordinating body of LGB organizations. 4117 Mich. Union, A2, 48109-1349: 763-4186. Veterans For Peace works to edúcate the public about the costs of war. It also works to end the arms race, to restrain government intervention in other nations' aftairs, and to end war as an instrument of foreign policy. P.O. Box 3881, Portland, ME 04104; 487-9058 (local phone). Washtenaw County Assault Crisis Center provides crisis intervention services for rape survivors. including individual and group counseling, court accompaniment and pólice accompaniment. 1866 Packard, YPS, 48197; 483-RAPE (24-hour crisis line). 4837942 (business). WCBN-FM is the U-M student-run radio station providing altemative news, entertainment, and public affairs programming for the Ann Arbor area. 530 Student Activities Bldg.. A2, 48109: 763-3535. Wil df lour Community Bakery is Ann Arbor 's only source of orgamc, whole-grain breads and goodies. 208 N. Fourth Ave.. A2. 48104; 994-0601. Women's Initiative for Self-Employment promotes self-employment for low-income women and men in the Washtenaw County area. Offers 1 2-week business education classes two times a year 2008 Hogback, A2, 48105; 677-1444. Youtti Housing Coalition 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; 662-2222 (crisis), 662-2265 (business). Ypsilanti Food Co-op provides nutritious and orgamc grocery shopping. An altemative to the big biz giants. 312 N River, YPS, 48198;483-1520. Ypsilanti Department of Environmental Services provides weekty collection of bagged, barreled, or bundled yard waste and bi-weekly curbside recycling coJIection. and manages the Recycling Drop-Off Center. Free finished compost is available at the East Clark Road facility. They also oversee the City's contractual services for waste collection. Department and Recycling Drop-Off Center: 651 Rice, YPS, 481 97; 480-1 030. East Clark Road Compost Site: 2600 E Clark Rd., YPS. 48198; 482-3909. Washtenaw Home Toxics Reduction Center: cali 971-7356. Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project (WRAP) promotes the acceptance and visibility of gaylesbianbisexual persons in Washtenaw through education and non-violent action. P.O. Box 7951, A2, 48107; 995-9867; e-mail: K you want your organization to be included in a future 'Gel Involved Guide." please send information to AGENDA, 220 S. Main, Ann Arbor, Ml 48104.


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