Building Communities to End Homelessness


Building Communities to End Homelessness raised $51,001 on HandUp!

$51,001 raised of $50,000 Goal
102% Complete
45 Days Left
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Let’s make sure all members of our community have a place to call home!

About this Campaign

We are friends of SOS with a vision for all people throughout Metro Detroit to have a place to call home within a mutually supportive and caring community.

Since opening its doors in 1985, the SOS community has consistently provided emergency shelter to our neighbors experiencing homelessness in Metro Detroit. Since 2010, in an effort to find long-term solutions for those experiencing housing crises, SOS been developing housing and supportive service programs aimed at ending homelessness permanently for families and individuals in our community. Thanks to you, 2017 has been SOS's most successful year yet! The agency was able to help more people with more resources than ever before, due in no small part to your record-breaking support of each of our community's events and campaigns. In the last year:

*80% of our shelter guests successfully moved into their own housing,

*88% of our housed clients are still in their home one year later, and

*over 3,000 men, women, and children received support through our programs.

In the coming year, SOS plans to break ground on Coolidge Place, its first affordable and supportive housing development. Coolidge Place, a $14 million development located in Oak Park, will include 64 affordable one-, two-, and three-bedroom ranch and town-home style apartments, a community center, playground, and green space.

We are asking you to help this important organization start 2018 off right, with the resources necessary to:

1) respond to the immediate needs of community members experiencing homelessness,

2) support and empower them in achieving long-term housing stability within a supportive community,

3) champion solutions for systemic barriers to ending homelessness and poverty, and

4) engage and enable our community as change agents in achieving our vision.

Epsilon has generously provided a $25,000 matching challenge to this effort, so for each $1 your contribute, $2 will go to SOS achieving its mission. We truly appreciate whatever amount you are able to contribute. Thank you for your generosity, and for your belief in our work.

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We're more than halfway there!
December 21, 2017 at 12:24 PM

A big THANK YOU to each one of you who have so generously supported our Building Communities to End Homelessness campaign! Thanks to your giving spirit, we are well over halfway to our goal.

With just 10 days left before the end of the year and a little over $20,000 still to go, we need all the help we can get in sharing this campaign far and wide. We want to make sure SOS starts 2018 off right, with the resources needed to help even more homeless families get back on their feet!

Please take a moment to share our campaign with your friends and family, and let them know why you decided to give.

Thank you for all of your support!

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Sponsor a night of food and shelter for someone in need

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Help someone with a month of transportation services

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Offer someone warmth and electricity for one month in their own home

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Provide a month of case management to help someone navigate barriers to securing and maintaining housing

3 supporters


Help someone with a car repair so they can commute to work

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Cover the cost of a security deposit to help someone find a place to call home

7 supporters


Any donation, however large or small, will make a difference in someone's life today.

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