South Oakland Shelter

Larry Ciaramitaro

The purpose of South Oakland Shelter (SOS) is to help homeless individuals with their immediate needs while they actively work toward more permanent solutions to their homelessness. SOS is a rotating emergency shelter that resides in area host churches. Each church takes a one week turn in the rotation. 

Every May our parish co-hosts SOS for one week. We provide housing at the church, three meals a day and transportation to and from our facility for a group of 25-30 men, women and children. It takes a huge commitment and tremendous coordination to make this short, intense week a success. It takes close to 100 people and over $3,000 for the church to help our guests. There are a multitude of ways to be involved in this tremendous effort. Please contact our Ministry Leader by calling the Church Office at (248) 651-6188. 


4th Annual End Homelessness Now
1 mile, 5k, 10k Walk/Run

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lace up your shoes!! The 4th annual End Homelessness Now walk is approaching!
St. Philip’s will once again be represented.  We begin and end at St. David’s in Southfield. St. Philip’s has a team started with Susan Mason as captain.



Register—There is a link on our homepage that you can register or donate to our team. Sign-up by July 10th to guarantee you receive an event tech shirt.

Donate—The link on our homepage will also allow you to donate. There is a team fundraising challenge! Let’s show how St. Philip’s supports SOS! You can donate to any member of the team, it will all get to SOS.

Gift Cards—We are collecting $10 gift cards to Meijer, Wal-Mart, Target or any gas station. These are given to SOS clients as needed for gas or to purchase personal items. Submit them to Susan by August 1 to be entered into a drawing for awesome prizes! (Make sure you put a note with your name to be entered into the drawing!)

Click here to register or donate



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