SOS Community Services - Family Shelter Program
101 South Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI - 48197
SOS gives special attention to the needs of homeless women, men and their children - the largest segment of the homeless population. In Washtenaw County alone, an estimated 1,500 families are homeless. Every year, our Prospect Place Family Shelter program provides warm, safe temporary housing (up to 120 days) for more than 25 of those families, including close to 100 children. We provide distressed families with concrete help today and hope for tomorrow.
Every family in the SOS shelter program has access to intensive case management and supportive services, including support groups, employability and educational supports, child care, therapeutic services, and substance abuse treatment - all at no cost. As part of our intensive case management, adults meet with SOS case managers who help them to identify barriers to self-sufficiency and develop concrete plans for addressing those barriers. Families also gain access to other community resources that help them to avoid further homelessness.