Just because we aren’t in the same room doesn’t mean we can’t be here for each other, together.

At the Y, we remain committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving your health and well-being and giving back and providing support to our neighbors. That’s why we’ve partnered with our youth development and healthy living experts to provide you with virtual access to the best group fitness classes on the go and resources for kids to learn, grow and thrive even when school’s out.

All blue text below is hyperlinked! Check back regularly for updated resources, and share your tips, workouts, and motivational moments with us (@AnnArborYMCA) on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.

Youth and Family Resources

The Y is offering online classes for all members of the family, free for active Y members ($15/class session for communtiy members)! Classes run July 27-September 6, and registration is required.  Check out all the offerings here. You may register by clicking on the red button at the top of this page.

211.orgUnited Way of Southeast Michigan Resource Page. Includes  fun, healthy lunches for your children, parenting groups or utility assistance.

Ann Arbor Public School Resources:  Information includes list of food distribution days and sites, continuous learning packets, resources available for students dealing with depression, grief, loss and other mental health issues.

Ann Arbor District Library Includes downloadable books and ability to sign up for a library card if you need one!

Ypsilanti Community Schools Resources: Information includes a list of food distribution days and sites, downloadable enrichment packets, and information about childcare options for parents who are considered essential workers and can’t stay home.

Ann Arbor YMCA Child Care teachers are sharing their gifts online!  See them here:

Age-appropriate curriculum resources regarding child abuse prevention from Praesidium’s Building Boundaries program:

Colors with Mr. Mark and Mr. Daniel!
Movement Song with Ms. Suvani
Spring Song with Ms. Suvani
Ms. Suvani’s Craft, part I
Ms. Suvani’s Craft, part II
Ms. Suvani’s Craft, part III
Ms. Aubrey makes ice cream at home
Miss Sarah’s Song
Ms. Benedette’s Poem
Story Time with Ms. Kim
Make a Dinosaur Fossil with Ms. Aubrey

Health and Wellness

FREE VIRTUAL CLASSES FROM YOUR Y! Join your favorite instructors for outside in-person and virtual fitness classes July 27-September 6. The outdoor, in-person schedule is here and the virtual class schedule is here. All classes are free for active Y members. Registration opens for active members July 22 at 8 am, July 24 at 8 am for community members ($15/virtual class session, $30/in-person class session): consider inviting a friend to share in the fun! Registration for all classes is here.

Don’t want to sign up for a full session? Weekly Wellness Workshops provide outdoor opportunities to stretch and strengthen.  The schedules are here:

Are you a swimmer? Here are some great dry land exercises to help you stay strong while you are out of the water!

In addition,enjoy these virtual on-demand classes from your YMCA and across the movement:

YMCA360.org
Les Mills Classes
Ann Arbor YMCA Youtube Channel

Sign up for a fun, free fitness challenge for all Y members! ytraak.org/stayhealthy

Community Resources:

 

FREE PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION: The distribution for Thursday August 6 and Friday August 7 locations and times include:
(unless otherwise marked as “closed” the locations are open to all)

Thursday August 6

  • Sycamore Meadows 1273 Stamford Ct, Ypsilanti 48198: 11:30am-12pm (closed community site)
  • Forrest Knoll 693 Arbor Dr, Ypsilanti 48197: 12:30-1:30pm
  • Evergreen Apartments: 3089 Woodland Hills Dr, Ann Arbor 48108 1:30-2:15pm
  • Orchard Grove Mobile Home Park 2835 South Wagner Road Ann Arbor 48103: 1:30-2pm (closed community site)
  • 1500 South Huron Road in Ypsilanti Township 48197 (future YMCA branch site located across from the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department Office in Ypsilanti Township): 2:30pm-6pm, or until supplies last
  • Westridge Mobile Home Park 1515 Ridge Road Ypsilanti 48198: 3-3:30pm (closed community site)
  • Coachville Mobile Home Park 3423 Carpenter Road Ypsilanti 48197: 3-3:30pm (closed community site)
  • Hamilton Crossing 596 South Hamilton Street Ypsilanti, MI 4819: 4-5pm
  • Arbor Meadows 5229 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti 48197: 4-5pm
  • Fresh Start Church 623 Oak St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198: 4pm

Friday July 31

  • Parkridge Community Center: 591 Armstrong Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Sky Mobile Detailing: 409 Emerick Street Ypsilanti 49198 Friday 10:30-11:45am
  • The Villas Apartments 2911 Bynan Dr, Ypsilanti 48197: 12:30-1:30pm
  • Glencoe Hills Apartments: 2201 Glencoe Hills Drive, Ann Arbor 48108 1:30-2:30pm

If your Washtenaw or Southern Livingston County nonprofit organization is interested in collaborating with the Y to receive free produce boxes for your neighborhood or community, please contact Abbey Davis at adavis@annarborymca.org

The Ann Arbor YMCA is participating in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program. As part of the CARES act, the USDA’s Farmers to Families program pays farmers for their produce instead of it being destroyed. Partnerships between non-profit organizations and distributors ensure the fresh produce reaches communities who most often lack access to healthy, non-processed foods.

The USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute agricultural products to those in need by partnering with national, regional and local suppliers whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels and other food service businesses. The 25 lb boxes of produce will contain fruits and vegetables, many locally produced. Those wishing to have up-to-date information regarding distribution times can check the Ann Arbor YMCA’s Facebook page (AnnArborYMCA).

Learn how to safely unpack your groceries here
Find local businesses to support here (there is also a list found by scrolling to the bottom of this page).
Food Safety FAQs
Takeout FAQs
Grocery Store FAQs

Ann Arbor City COVID-19 Resources
Links to Community Food Distribution Resources

Media:
Washington Post free coverage

NY Times free coverage
Wall Street Journal free coverage
BBC Coronavirus coverage

The Economist – you have to log in for free coronavirus coverage
TED Connects – “we’ll speak to experts whose ideas can help us think and work through this moment with a sense of responsibility, compassion and wisdom”
Poynter – useful advice how to avoid coronavirus disinformation

Articles

Road to Resilience Podcast
Your Three Feet of Influence
Staying healthy in our pandemic – Vibhu Krishna

We Asked Experts How to Cope With Your Coronavirus Anxiety
OneMedical Tips on managing anxiety about Coronavirus

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19  

Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti restaurants offering takeout or delivery (list from mlive.com as of March 23,2020)

Ann Arbor restaurants::

  • Afternoon Delight at 251 E Liberty St. is offering carryout and curbside pickup. Call 734-665-7513 to order.
  • Aventura at 216 E Washington St. is offering takeout. Call 734-369-3153
  • Black Rock at 3776 S State St. is offering carryout and delivery. Call 734-992-7625.
  • Blank Slate Creamery at 300 W Liberty St. is offering carryout. Order online or call 734-922-5383.
  • Blue Llama Jazz Club at 314 S Main St. is offering carryout and delivery. Order online.
  • Cafe Zola at 112 West Washington St. is offering carryout and delivery. Call 734-769-2020.
  • Dalat Restaurant at 2216 S. Main St. is offering curbside pickup and delivery. Call 734-487-7600.
  • Denny’s Restaurant at 3310 Washtenaw Ave. is offering carryout and delivery. Call 734-971-0090.
  • Dessous Ann Arbor at 312 S Main St. is offering carryout and delivery. Order online.
  • Detroit Filling Station at 300 Detroit St. is offering curbside pickup. Call 734-224-2161 to order.
  • The Earle Restaurant at 121 W. Washington St. is offering carryout. Call 734-994-0211 to order.
  • Godaiko Japanese Restaurant at 3105 Oak Valley Drive is offering carryout, curbside pickup and delivery. Call 734-930-2880 to order.
  • Heidelberg at 215 N Main St. is offering pickup and delivery. Call 734-663-7758 to order.
  • HopCat at 311 Maynard St. is offering online ordering and delivery through DoorDash. Visit their website to order.
  • Isalita Cantina at 341 E. Liberty St. is offering pickup. Call 734-213-7400 to order.
  • Knight’s Steakhouse at 2324 Dexter Ave., call 734-665-8644, or at 600 East Liberty St. call 734-887-6899.
  • Lucky Kitchen at 1753 Plymouth Road is offering curbside pickup and delivery on Grubhub and Eat Street. Call 734-747-9968 or 734-222-8888 to order.
  • The Lunch Room at 407 N Fifth Ave. is offering curbside pickup. Call 734-224-8859 to order.
  • Mani Osteria and Bar at 341 E. Liberty St. is offering pickup. Call 734-769-6700 to order.
  • Mikette Bistro and Bar at 1759 Plymouth Rd is offering pickup. Call 734-436-4363 to order.
  • Miss Kim at 415 N 5th Ave. is offering delivery and curbside pickup. Call 734-275-0099 to order.
  • Monahan’s Seafood at 407 N 5th Ave. Call 734-662-5118‬ for curbside pickup.
  • New York Pizza Depot at 605 E William St. offers carrryout. Call 734-669-6973.
  • Pacific Rim at 114 W. Liberty St. is open for carryout. Call 734-662-9303.
  • Pizza House at 618 Church St. is offering carryout and delivery. Call 734-995-5095.
  • Satchel’s BBQ satchelsbbq.com is offering online ordering starting 3.30. Can also call 734-971-5100.
  • Sava’s Restaurant at 216 N State St. is offering takeout. Call 734-623-2233.
  • Slurping Turtle at 608 E. Liberty St. for delivery and pickup. Call 734-887-6868.
  • Silvio’s Organic Restaurante & Pizzeria, 715 N. University Ave., offers pickup and delivery. Call 734-214-6666. Menu, specials and more on the website.
  • Spencer at 113 E. Liberty St. is open for pickup. Order here.
  • The Brown Jug at 1204 S University Ave. will offer curbside pick up. Call 734-761-3355 to order.
  • Tios Mexican Cafe is delivering to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline and Dexter. Order here.
  • Vinology at 110 S Main St. is offering curbside pickup. Call 734-222-9841 to order.
  • Wilma’s at 403 E Washington St. is offering takeout. Call 734-669-3552.
  • York at 1928 Packard Street order online 
  • Zingerman’s Deli at 422 Detroit St, order online or call 734-663-3354.
  • Zingerman’s Roadhouse at 2501 Jackson Ave. is delivering within a 6-mile radius. Call to order at 734-663-3663.
  • Zola Bistro at 3030 Washtenaw Ave is offering carryout and delivery. Call 734-477-8088.

Ypsilanti restaurants in the downtown area:

  • Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill at E Cross Street. Call 734-483-1870 to order.
  • Full House at 57 Ecorse Road. Call 734-482-5920 to order.
  • Gabriel’s Cheese Steak Hoagies at 2585 E Michigan Avenue. Call the restaurant at for carry-out or visit Door Dash and Grubhub for delivery.
  • Go! Ice Cream at 10 N Washington Street. Visit the restaurant or order through Grubhub and Seamless.
  • Haab’s Restaurant at 18 W Michigan Avenue. Call 734-483-8200 to order.
  • Los Amigos Fiesta at Washtenaw Avenue. For carry-out or delivery, call 734-434-5554.
  • Luca’s Coney Island at 309 E Michigan Avenue. Call 734-483-5771 to order.
  • Lucky 7 Chinese Food at 1777 Washtenaw Ave. For pickup and delivery, call 734-482-7770.
  • MAIZ Mexican Cantina at 36 E Cross Street. Call 734-340-6010 to order.
  • Ma Lou’s Fried Chicken at 15 W Michigan Avenue. Visit the website to order or deliver through Grubhub, Door Dash and Postmates.
  • Ollie Food & Spirits at 42 E Cross Street. Call 734-482-8050 to order.
  • Red Rock Downtown Barbecue at 207 W Michigan Avenue. Visit the website to order.
  • Sidetrack Bar and Grill at 56 E Cross Street. Call 734-483-1035 or visit Door Dash to order.
  • Tuptim Thai Cuisine at 4896 Washtenaw Avenue. Call 734-528-5588 or order online.
  • 734 Brewing Company at 15 E Cross Street. To order, call 734-340-3468.

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