Need shelter now? 

All shelter spaces in Washtenaw County are filled by Housing Access. They may also be able to help with other immediate housing needs.

Call (734) 961-1999.

Find us: 4290 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arb
or, MI 48103

(734) 822-0220

Fax:  (734) 822-0226

©2017 Interfaith Hospitality Network at Alpha House

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"Keep helping families because you do it so well." 

-Former Alpha House Family

Family Testimonial

Alpha House Staff

The staff at Alpha House are a dedicated group of individuals who are passionate about helping families in our community. 

If you would like to send a message to a specific staff member, click on the  email address for the person you would like to reach.

Ellen R. Schulmeister

Executive Director


Lisa Ziske 

Development Director


Denise Diggs-Taylor

Programs Director

Brad White

Director of Shelter Operations


Masharra Vawters

Housing Support Coordinator

Traci Bendele

Housing Support Coordinator


Hugh Goodman

Community Housing Liaison

Mark Heffner

Volunteer Coordinator

Caren Bell

Director of Finance

Clay Bell

Employment & Personal Finance Specialist

Lori Bennett

Family Nurse Practitioner

Operations Specialists:

Lashawnta Bushell

Charles Crawley III

Alexa Johnson

Zhe-Ante Johnson

Susan Mefford

Kim Matheny

Sarah Nagy

Geneva Parham

Brittney Short