From http://www.ozonehouse.org/: "Ozone House is a crisis, support and housing agency for youth and families in crisis or conflict, for youth who have runaway or become homeless, and those in unstable or unsafe situations. We offer an array of free services from emergency shelter, to family counseling, life skills development, to longer term housing support and enrichment/recreational activities."

Main facility is a heavily remodeled frat house at 1705 Washtenaw Avenue, just past Hill.

24 hour crisis line: (734) 662-2222.

History

Ozone House Records 1970-2001, Bentley Historical Library

 

One of the oldest runaway shelters in the country, Ozone was originally part of the Community Center Coordinating Council [C4], which in the late 1960s provided social services to young people who either did not qualify for help from established human services agencies, or else did not feel comfortable dealing with them. Ozone began as a "crash pad" at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, and took its name from a Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen song: "Lost in the Ozone Again".

 

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