News & Events 2017-04-13T17:27:40+00:00

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News at SOS and in the Community

March Program Highlights

April 1, 2017
Check out what happened at SOS during the month of March… [Read More]

February Program Highlights

March 1, 2017
Check out what happened at SOS during the month of February… [Read More]

January Program Highlights

February 1, 2017
Check out what happened at SOS during the month of January… [Read More]

December Program Highlights

January 1, 2017
Check out what happened at SOS during the month of December… [Read More]

November Program Highlights

December 1, 2016
Check out what happened at SOS during the month of November… [Read More]

Dancing with the Detroit Stars

August 29th, 2016
Produced by Gail & Rice, this premiere event is filled with dancing, music, a strolling dinner and cocktails, and an exciting silent auction. Metro-Detroit “movers & shakers” pair up with professional dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Studio for a celebrity dance competition… [Read More]

End Homelessness Now 5k/10k

March 31st, 2016
The End Homelessness Now 5k/10k is an annual race to raise money to support individuals and families in South Oakland Shelter’s housing programs. This year, the race will take place on Sunday, August 7th, 2016 at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Southfield, MI. This is definitely an event you won’t want to miss! [Read More]

The Rent Party

February 17th, 2016
In the spirit of the rent party tradition of Harlem, which offered a DIY solution for families facing eviction in the 1920’s, while playing a major role in the historic development of jazz and blues music, SOS presents: The Rent Party. The inaugural event will be held on Saturday, June 4th at the former Stanley Kresge estate. [Read More]

Point-In-Time Homeless Street Count

January 7th, 2016
This January, South Oakland Shelter staff and volunteers will participate in the national Point-in-Time Homeless Street Count by conducting a count of all homeless persons in our community. [Read More]

Dancing with the Detroit Stars

November 10th, 2015
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 7th Annual Dancing with the Detroit Stars event! Together we raised $120,884 to support SOS programs for men, women and children struggling with homelessness. [Read More]

South Oakland Shelter bringing hope to the homeless

November 5th, 2015
On September 9th, South Oakland Shelter was featured on Fox 2 Detroit’s Amy’s Angels! [Read More]

SOS launches $5,000 Transportation Campaign

November 5th, 2015
In Michigan, the lack of mass public transportation is a major obstacle to people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Inadequate transportation can not only be a barrier to securing and maintaining housing and employment, but it can also contribute to feelings of isolation and depression. South Oakland Shelter recently launched a campaign to raise $5,000 by October 9th to support transportation initiatives at SOS and help those in need. Read more about what we are doing to help and how you can be a part of the solution! [Read More]