Last updated Jan 26, 2023 0 Comments 0

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.
In Need of Emergency Shelter?
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.

Click on image!
Click on image!
Click on image!

Shelters near South Oakland Shelter (SOS)

Welcome Inn Day Center - South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 19, 2022

Royal Oak, MI, 48073

Questions & Answers

Have a question? Ask now. Get answers from the shelter and users like you.
Know the answer to a quesiton? Help others out by responding.

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

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

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

How long can you stay here?

Leave a comment

Rate this Shelter

Select a rating (required)


Food Banks

We list thousands of soup kitchens and food banks all across the nation.

Oakland County Homeless Shelters

See All Shelters in Oakland County.

Free Dental Care Clinics

Search for public housing and affordable housing options now.

Free Rehab Centers

Find free and low cost drug rehab and alchool detox treament centers

Free Mental Health Centers

Find free mental health treament centers

Cities Nearby