What Does Home Mean To You?
When you lose a home, you lose more than shelter. You lose stability, security and human connections. And when your days are spent consumed with the anxiety of what your nights will bring, you lose the ability to move forward. SOS helps families move from loss to gain, from the isolating fear of homelessness to a stable home and reclaiming of their lives.
Where Do You Turn In Crisis?
Everyone, at one time or another, experiences crisis. And when a crisis hits, we all know the irreplaceable value of those who come alongside us to offer a kind word, wise counsel and a helping hand. Since 1970, SOS has been a lifeline for thousands of children, families and individuals in our communities by providing a constant and caring place to turn.
What Do You Give a Child?
Children delight in gifts. They relish play and are eager to learn. But the joys of childhood ultimately rest on a sense of security. Every parent can attest to the anxiety even seemingly small changes in routine can bring. Homelessness is a terrifying and deeply traumatic disruption for a child. SOS helps these children move from a place of fear to a place of freedom.
How Do You Show You Care?
We each have ways we most enjoy showing that we care. For some of us, it's through giving gifts. For others, it's devoting time or engaging in a kind act. SOS is strengthened by the talents of our partners and volunteers and the diverse forms their giving takes. We invite you to join us by exploring the ways you can best show you care.
Monday, July 14, 2014
We were so happy to be included as one of the sponsored charities at this year’s Elvisfest! The Ypsilanti Elvisfest draws Elvis fans from all over the country for a weekend full of live music, Elvis impersonators and memorabilia. This year, SOS staff and volunteers raffled off gift cards to local restaurants and our volunteer photographer took fun pictures of festival-goers with our life size Elvis cut out. All proceeds raised went right back into our programs and services aimed to end family homelessness in Washtenaw County. Thank you so much to Elvisfest staff & the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for letting us be part of this wonderful event!
Thanks to Color Run Volunteers!
Monday, July 14, 2014
Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered with the Ypsilanti Color Run on behalf of SOS Community Services! Because of your hard work, SOS raised $2160.00 to support our programs & services. This phenomenal success is a reflection of the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm of our SOS volunteers. We appreciate your support!