About South Oakland Shelter
SOS was established in 1985 by seven religious congregations in Oakland County. SOS works with a diverse range of people struggling with homelessness, including first-time homeless individuals and families, the chronically homeless, veterans, domestic violence victims, and people battling substance abuse, mental health issues, and frequently both. Since our founding, we have cared for more than 12,302 homeless children and adults. Partnering with 67 congregations, SOS operates a rotating shelter system to house and feed the homeless populations. Annually, over 8,000 volunteers commit approximately 42,000 hours of in-kind support to provide over 34,000 meals and 11,000 nights of shelter.