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South Oakland Shelter (SOS)

18505 W 12 Mile Road
Lathrup Village, MI - 48073

SOS's Emergency Shelter Program for women, men, and children.
While SOS recognizes that emergency shelter is not a permanent solution to homelessness, we believe providing emergency shelter services is a critical part of the process. With over 3,000 individuals homeless in Oakland County on any given night, our emergency rotating shelter remains an essential program and a cornerstone of our work.
Thanks to partnerships with over 60 Oakland County congregations, SOS successfully operates a year-round rotating emergency shelter servicing individuals and families struggling with homelessness. Each week, a different congregation takes on the responsibility of hosting SOS's shelter guests. The congregations open their doors and provide our guests with overnight accommodations, three daily meals, transportation, and meaningful interactions with caring volunteers. Since our founding, SOS's emergency shelter has cared for over 10,650 adults and 1,360 children. Annually, over 8,000 SOS volunteers commit approximately 42,000 hours of in-kind support to provide over 34,000 meals and 11,000 nights of shelter.
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We take calls for shelter Sunday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. For a list of other emergency shelter in our area

SOS helps displaced community members break free from the cycle of homelessness.
To reduce the prevalence and impact of homelessness in the communities of Southeast Michigan
For over 25 years, South Oakland Shelter (SOS) has worked with its 67 partner congregations to provide temporary lodging and supportive services that help homeless individuals and families break the cycle of homelessness, and live independently. With an emphasis on homeless prevention, sustainable housing solutions, and career development, SOS implements strategies and programs that provide realistic options for homeless and at-risk individuals and families seeking stabilization and self-sufficiency.

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If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

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  1. Regarding South Oakland Shelter (SOS), yes, me and 2 of my children stayed 12 years ago. Although our situation was devastating, ironically, our stay at SOS was truly a pleasure. Initially it was frightening to be displaced with two minors, but we were IMMEDIATELY taken in and embraced by the residents. It truly was like a family environment and we had so many FUN moments with each other. Everyone made us feel comfortable and it was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had. Every church we went to was understanding, hospitable, friendly, clean and organized.

    Answer posted on Apr 28, 2023 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. The first night we were there, of course, there was some hesitancy because of being in an unfamiliar place, BUT YES, we were/felt safe!!

    Answer posted on Apr 28, 2023 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

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  1. Please refrain from alcohol, as you will be tested daily!!

    Answer posted on Apr 28, 2023 0

How long can you stay here?

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  1. 1-3 months, maybe 4

    Answer posted on Apr 28, 2023 0

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