What We Do

Lighthouse of Oakland County and South Oakland Shelter joined forces to provide a stronger response to poverty in our community. Our goal is to be ‘A New Beacon of Hope’ for those in need and provide a larger reach across all of southeastern Michigan. By coming together, our agency will be able to provide more services for more people. Our work is centered around building communities that end homelessness and helping people move from crisis toward self-sufficiency.

Our Combined Strategies:

Basic Needs: Better respond to the immediate, basic needs of those experiencing poverty.
Stability: Work with economically challenged households to establish longer-term stability.
Systems Change: Address housing affordability, food insecurity, transportation and other factors contributing to poverty.
Community Engagement: Engage, educate and empower our community to ensure all have access to a better quality of life.


Lighthouse has a NEW phone system. ALL of our locations are now connected to one phone number.
Please update your records to this number: 248-920-6000
This will prompt you to press a button based on what department you are looking for.