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South Oakland Shelter @St. Regis June 17-24

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at 9:29 am

SOS is Coming to St. Regis and We Need Your Help!

South Oakland Shelter (SOS) works to reduce the impact and prevalence of homelessness in Southeast Michigan. SOS partners with 95 faith-filled congregations to provide temporary lodging and supportive services to help displaced families and individuals break the cycle of homelessness, and live independently. With an emphasis on homeless prevention, sustainable housing solutions and career development SOS implements strategies and programs that provide realistic options for homeless and at-risk people seeking stabilization and self-sufficiency.
SOS provides mattresses, pillows and linens, and transportation from church to church for weekly lodging, meals, transportation, dinner, breakfast and bag lunches.  St. Regis will need more than 250 volunteers to help our community support our SOS client friends with meals, laundry, night supervision, transportation and more.  We have a full range of volunteer commitments starting with 30-minute tasks, and jobs that can be filled by those who will be out of town.

Click here VOLUNTEER!

Please note that there are several tabs at the top of the Sign-Up Genius VOLUNTEER page, so you can choose the area in which you would like to help; scroll below to see the full list of volunteer opportunities.  Click here to download the SOS Volunteer Safe-Environments Policies forms.
Do you have a trade or talent that will benefit our clients during the week they reside at St. Regis?  Are you a hairstylist, barber or manicurist? Can you be a mother’s helper at dinner time for younger clients?  Need more information? Contact our SOS Leadership Team: Linda Byrnes (248) 747-3501 or lindabyrnes@gmail.com and Laura Mesa (248)752-0672 or laurameso@gmail.com, or call the Parish Office at (248) 646-2686.