South Oakland Shelter (SOS)
18505 W 12 Mile Road
Lathrup Village, MI - 48073
SOSâ€™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 SOSâ€™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, SOSâ€™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.