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SOS Clients Enjoy a Little Holiday Magic

December 26, 2018

South Oakland Shelter recently teamed up with several community groups to make a little holiday magic for local families and individuals in need….[Read More]

Meet the Dancers: Alexandria Riley

November  16, 2018

When she takes the stage at South Oakland Shelter’s annual gala Saturday night, Alexandria T. Riley will dance – for a whole host of reasons….[Read More]

Dancing with the Detroit Stars Raises more than $1 Million – but its Impact is Priceless

November  15, 2018

A lot of dreams can come true in a decade. And they have, thanks to South Oakland Shelter’s annual…[Read More]

Meet the Dancers: Eric Avila

November  14, 2018

Eric Avila has been busy planning the menu for this year’s Dancing with the Detroit Stars gala which will include dishes like…[Read More]

Meet the Dancers: Kelli Robinson

November  13, 2018

Kelli Robinson has believed in SOS’s mission since she was a young girl volunteering with her church. This year…[Read More]

Meet the Dancers: Eric Fadie and Tara Szott Wasik

November  12, 2018

Eric Fadie competed in last year’s Dancing with the Detroit Stars gala and finished as the event’s top fundraiser. This year…[Read More]

Meet the Dancers: Angel Lavery 

November  2, 2018

Angel Lavery is no stranger to the dance world, having been a member of …[Read More]

SOS Celebrates Community Partners and Successful Year at Annual Meeting

September 24, 2018

South Oakland Shelter’s annual meeting honored  partners who’ve helped to make an impact while discussing…[Read More]

Russ Russell to Join SOS as Chief Development Officer

August 21, 2018

He’ll oversee development operations and fundraising, events, communications and marketing …[Read More]

A Winning Weekend for SOS

August 20, 2018

Fifth Annual End Homelessness Now 5K/10K raises more than $50,000 to help end homelessness…[Read More]

Two New Grants Fuel SOS’s Mission to End Homelessness

August 13, 2018
McGregor Fund and Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan award $140,000 to South Oakland Shelter for …[Read More]

Coolidge Place Development Clears Major Hurdle

July 27, 2018
State approves Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for the project; groundbreaking in Oak Park to take place…[Read More]

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Brightens SOS Office

July 10, 2018
Volunteers donated time, talents and more to create a warm environment for both clients and staff…[Read More]

Third Annual Rent Party Raises the Roof (and Funds)

June 13, 2018
SOS hosted the Third Annual Rent Party on Saturday, June 2…[Read More]

Meet Max Glick, the new Director of HandUp

May 21, 2018
SOS welcomes Max Glick as new Director of HandUp.. [Read More]

Companies Come Together to Give SOS Clients a Lift

May 3, 2018
Shelter receives 10 new bikes from Applied Imaging and Dunham’s and a new bike shed from Rebuilding Together… [Read More]

Sowing the Seeds of Community Service

April 27, 2018
Global Youth Service Day: The South Oakland Shelter’s Lathrup Village office got a springtime makeover Saturday – thanks to a small but mighty group of young metro Detroiters… [Read More]

Ford Fellows to Help SOS Fight Homelessness

April 10, 2018
Homelessness is a human crisis with no easy fixes. But through an innovative Ford Motor Company Fund program, SOS will garner some fresh ideas to help fuel its mission into the future… [Read More]

Otus Supply presents “Gimme Shelter” a benefit dinner & concert for SOS

November 28, 2017
On January 10, 2018, Ferndale based eatery & music venue Otus Supply kicks off it’s 1-year Anniversary with a weeklong celebration including a spirited dinner and concert titled “Gimme Shelter” to benefit South Oakland Shelter (SOS)… [Read More]

Announcing: SOS Acquires HandUp Crowdfunding Platform

October 10, 2017
HandUp, a San Francisco startup providing fundraising software to human service organizations,
has some big news: their platform has been acquired by South Oakland Shelter (SOS), a nonprofit
in Metro Detroit! [Read More]