There are a number of emergency shelters in Oakland County. Those funded below are funded through Oakland County's Emergency Solutions Grant.
South Oakland Shelter - Lathrup Village - 248.546.6566
The South Oakland Shelter (SOS) is a consortium of approximately 50 sites designed to provide a weekly rotating emergency shelter program. The sites of the SOS network consist of churches and synagogues. Each site has the capacity to house and provide services to approximately 25 homeless individuals each night. SOS provides overnight lodging; morning and evening meals; box lunches for those seeking employment; professional counseling; personal care packages; laundry service; transportation; and clothing, housing, employment, social service, social security, medical, veteran matter, and substance abuse referrals. SOS also has a Rapid Rehousing Program.
Lighthouse - Pontiac - 248.920-6000
PATH, a subsidiary of Lighthouse of Oakland County (a Pontiac-based social service agency), is a transitional nonprofit agency for homeless women and their young children. PATH operates 18 private apartments and six adjacent residential structures within a two-block radius. In addition, 12 scattered site apartments are available (7 in Oak Park and 5 in Waterford). Path has 15 beds for homeless women with high-risk pregnancies and pregnant teens. Guests can stay up to 24 months. Among the support that this facility provides its clients is shelter, counseling, training, mentoring, and day care. Lighthouse Emergency Services offers a Rapid Rehousing Program as well as food, housing, medical, utility and other services.
Common Ground - Royal Oak - 248.547.2260
Common Ground - A Step Forward is a transitional living program for homeless or at-risk youth ages 16-20. It has 7 beds and is located in Royal Oak. The Graduated Apartment Program has three scattered site apartments, which houses two 17-25 year olds each. The program promotes self-sufficiency through a variety of residential and non-residential services such as a 24-hour crisis line; information and referrals; training; meals; individual, family, group, aftercare, and peer counseling; mentoring; substance abuse education and assessment; family preservation; and support groups for youth, parents, and families.
HAVEN - 248.334.1274
HAVEN is a private, nonprofit agency that serves Oakland County residents as an emergency shelter for women and children left homeless due to physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. HAVEN's shelter in Pontiac (temporarily donated facility until a new shelter can be built) has a maximum capacity of 46 beds. HAVEN provides food, shelter, clothing, and supportive counseling services. HAVEN serves all of Oakland County.
Hope Hospitality and Warming Center - Pontiac - 248.812-9276
Hope Hospitality Center is located at 249 Baldwin Avenue. HOPE is a low barrier (no sobriety requirement), emergency cold weather shelter that operates from November 1 through April 30 serving 46 adults. In addition to overnight shelter, services include showers and hygiene items, embedded health clinic with referral to the Gary Burnstein Community Clinic for follow up, embedded community mental health screenings, housing counseling, systems navigation/case management, cold weather clothing and two meals.
For additional shelters and emergency service providers, please call 211 or 1-800-ASHELTER 1-800-274-3583.