Assistance and resources for those in need in the Chelsea and Dexter communities

photo (23)Faith In Action (FIA) is a community funded, faith based assistance and resource center for those who need a helping hand. We serve the area within the Chelsea and Dexter school districts.

FIA has been aided by many business and community groups, as well as many congregational supporters, to become the largest emergency service provider in western Washtenaw County.

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If you have any questions about Faith In Action’s services or programs, or would like to volunteer or make a donation, please contact:

We are the grateful beneficiary of significant help from Chelsea United Way, Washtenaw United Way, and Chelsea Community Hospital.


History

img004Faith in Action was founded in 1980 by Rev. Jerry Beaumont as an outreach program of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Chelsea, Michigan. Housed in our building on the grounds of Chelsea Community Hospital since 1989, the services at the center of our help remain our emergency food pantry, free clothing room, financial help with utilities and lodging, counseling, a free health clinic, and holiday and back to school support.

Completely supported by local donations, Faith in Action receives funding from Chelsea United Way, Washtenaw United Way, many individuals, and 17 church congregations in Chelsea and Dexter. The Scouting groups of Chelsea have always been actively engaged in supporting our food and other programs. We are proud that nearly 70 volunteers and dozens of community groups provide the core of our service to help neighbors here in Chelsea and Dexter.