The herb amster center

Discover the brilliant space where how you make a difference aligns with how you make a profit.

The Herb Amster Center is the social enterprise arm of Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County created to provide sustainable funding to support the agency’s services to the community without relying solely on philanthropy.

As a social enterprise, each dollar you spend on Amster Center services goes directly to support programs helping the most vulnerable members of our community. Some of these services include:


Providing medically and culturally-tailored nutrition services for older adults, low-income individuals and families and refugees through a specialty food pantry, meal delivery and community meals.

WISE (Washtenaw Integrated Senior Experience)

Services for older adults that provide for a higher quality, more independent way of life, including care coordination, transportation, nutrition services, caregiving support, therapy and social enrichment activities.

Resettlement and Integration

Assisting refugees, other immigration statuses, and their families with critical social services to ease their transition into new communities, including transportation, housing, employment support, citizenship, ESL classes and more.

Employment and Economic Empowerment

JFS offers services to support job seekers in achieving financial independence through job search support, career guidance, financial education, asset building, and small business planning.

We are always looking for new community partners, investors, customers and instructors. If you are interested in our services as a new customer or growth partner, please reach out to learn more.

The Herb Amster Center is a division of Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
2245 S. State St., Ste 200 | Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Michelle Malamis
Director of Business and Philanthropic Advancement

Phone: 248.982.5375

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