Providing essential supports to alleviate the effects of hunger and poverty for those in the Dexter and Chelsea communities.
Faith In Action, with the help of many businesses, community groups, and congregational supporters, has become the largest emergency service provider in western Washtenaw County. We are the grateful beneficiary of significant help from Chelsea United Way, Coordinated Funding of Washtenaw County, Food Gatherers and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.
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Dexter Location Address
Our Dexter office moved to 7275 Joy Rd. (right next to Canine Sports in the old Thomson Shore building) in August 2016. The old place on Grand is slated for demolition, and after looking high and low, we’ve settled out on Joy Rd., at least for the foreseeable future. See you there!
Faith 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 St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (formerly Chelsea Community Hospital) since 1989, our central services 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.
Faith in Action receives funding from Chelsea United Way, Washtenaw United Way, many individuals, and 17 church congregations in Chelsea and Dexter. Food Gatherers is a primary source of our food. 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.