SOS Celebrates Community Partners and Successful Year at Annual Meeting

South Oakland Shelter’s annual meeting honored  partners who’ve helped to make an impact while discussing big accomplishments and future plans. A crowd gathered inside the beautiful Kirk in the Hills church in Bloomfield Hills Thursday night under expansive cathedral ceilings and large stained-glass windows to celebrate another year of service to the community and [...]

By |2018-09-26T13:40:14-07:00September 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Russ Russell to Join SOS as Chief Development Officer

He’ll oversee development operations and fundraising, events, communications and marketing Russ Russell has a passion for making a difference, and he’s turned that passion into a more than 35-year career helping nonprofits thrive. South Oakland Shelter is excited to announce this veteran nonprofit executive is our new chief development officer. Russell will manage operations [...]

By |2018-08-21T17:17:38-07:00August 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

A Winning Weekend For SOS

Fifth Annual End Homelessness Now 5K/10K raises more than $50,000 to help end homelessness Whether they ran, walked, or cheered from the sidelines, hundreds came out August 5th to support South Oakland Shelter’s fifth annual End Homelessness Now 5K/10K in Southfield. This year, more than 300 people took part and the event raised more [...]

By |2018-08-20T14:14:47-07:00August 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Two New Grants Fuel SOS’s Mission to End Homelessness

The McGregor Fund and Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan bestow $140,000 in total funding for shelter and HandUp  platform South Oakland Shelter  received a major boost in our efforts to change lives for the better – thanks to two generous grants totaling $140,000 from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the McGregor Fund. [...]

By |2018-08-15T14:00:05-07:00August 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Coolidge Place Development Clears Major Hurdle

State approves Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for the project; groundbreaking in Oak Park to take place by Spring 2019 South Oakland Shelter (SOS) today announced a major step forward in its plans to build Coolidge Place, a high-quality, affordable housing development in Oak Park, MI. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has reserved $1,361,400 [...]

By |2018-07-27T20:26:26-07:00July 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Brightens SOS Office

 Volunteers donate time, talents and more to create a warm environment for both clients and staff Brand-new lockers. Freshly planted flowers. Sky-blue paint for the new bike shed. Toys galore for the play room. These were but a few of the generous donations the South Oakland Shelter received from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services as part [...]

By |2018-07-09T17:00:24-07:00July 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Third Annual Rent Party Raises the Roof (and Funds) To Fight Housing Crisis in Metro Detroit

Kresge Mansion bash draws hundreds of SOS supporters, but more help is needed. South Oakland Shelter’s Third Annual Rent Party blended the past with the present – in hopes of forging a brighter future for people facing homelessness in metro Detroit. Hundreds of party-goers filled Detroit’s beautifully restored Kresge Mansion on June 2 for [...]

By |2018-06-21T16:29:41-07:00June 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Meet Max Glick, the New Director of HandUp

His Goal? To Grow the Platform and Reach More People in Need Cooking for friends and family is his love -- but helping others is his passion. Meet Max Glick, South Oakland Shelter’s new Director of the fund-raising site HandUp. An alumnus of Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan, the 28-year-old started [...]

By |2018-08-20T16:59:15-07:00May 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Companies Come Together to Give SOS Clients a Lift

Shelter receives 10 new bikes from Applied Imaging and Dunham’s and a new bike shed from Rebuilding Together What would a new bike mean to you? For clients at South Oakland Shelter, it means hope. Thanks to the generosity of Dunham’s and Applied Imaging, the shelter now has 10 brand-new bikes – and a [...]

By |2018-05-03T21:18:49-07:00May 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Sowing the Seeds of Community Service

Young volunteers spruce up SOS headquarters during 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. About a half dozen teens and young adults turned out for the AmeriCorps Global Youth Service Day cleanup effort [...]

By |2018-04-27T05:17:58-07:00April 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments