Warming Centers & Shelters Through Oakland County
(Compiled, Jan. 7, 2015 – Updated Feb. 5, 2015– Check back for updates)
The frigid temperatures of winter are upon us, and many have no place to go. The recent death of a homeless man in Pontiac shows the urgency of being able to stay safe and warm. Below are resources for the homeless. If you have any to add to this list, please contact CP at email@example.com.
The Oak Park Community Center is a designated warming center this week: Mon.-Thurs. 8AM – 10PM & Fri.-Sun. 9AM – 3PM. This center may open future dates too, check the City of Oak Park website for the latest info.
The City of Ferndale will offer the Kulick Community Center located at 1201 Livernois as a warming center to the public between the hours of 10 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. from Wednesday, January 7th through Thursday, January 8th. The Kulick Warming Center is meant to provide a temporary reprieve from the cold temperatures; the Center does not provide meals, bedding, or medical services. This center may open future dates too, check the City of Ferndale website for the latest info.
Anyone in Huntington Woods without power or heat can call Public Safety and they will make arrangements for temporary shelter. Their number is 248.541.1180.
In Royal Oak the Welcome Inn Day Center is located at 1717 W. 13 Mile in Starr Presbyterian Church (SW corner of Crooks). Open Monday thru Friday (closed Saturdays and Sundays) from December 15, 2014 – February 27, 2015. Welcome Inn at Starr is open m-f 6:30am-8pm for breakfast, lunch, showers. Call 248-850-3219 for more information.
In Troy the following facilities accept people in need of temporary shelter:
Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois, phone: 248-526-2655
Woodside Bible Church 6600 Rochester Road, Phone: 248-789-8533
Kensington Church 4825 E. Square Lake Road 248-786-0600
Grace Centers of Hope (248) 334-2187 25 E. Huron Pontiac, MI 48342 www.gracecentersofhope.org. 30 day shelter, 1 year drug rehabilitation, only feeds residents, They do not limit who is allowed to participate in programs, as far as what county they are from.
HOPE Hospitality & Warming Center, Inc. (248) 332-6101 249 Baldwin Ave. Pontiac, MI 48342 Food & shower facilities for adult men & women; operates during winter months.
South Oakland Shelter [SOS] SOS (248)809-3773. 18505 West 12 Mile Road, Lathrup Village, MI. Food, transportation, clothing, case management for men, women, families. Locations vary, but contact directly for more info. EDITOR’S NOTE: For a previous story on SOS visit https://oaklandcounty115.com/2011/09/19/video-sos-helping-the-homeless/.
The Sanctuary – Common Ground, 12228 S. Washington Royal Oak, MI 48067, (248) 547-2260. Food, counseling, short-term shelter for youth 10-17. Transitional housing for youth age 16-20. Subsidized apartment-living for youth age 17-22. Housing subsidies, counseling, case management for homeless adults.
Salvation Army 118 W Lawrence, Pontiac, MI. 48342 Pontiac: (248)585-5600. Detroit: (313)965-7760. Great for fire victims and those too physically sick for a homeless shelter. Six month substance abuse program
Lighthouse 46156 Woodward Ave. Pontiac, MI, 48342. (248)920-6100
South Oakland Warming Center rotates among churches. See the image below for a schedule or click on it for the link to Community Housing Network for more info.