Cold Weather Day Center Only at South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless

Shelter details

  • Added Dec 30, 2017 | Last Update Jun 7, 2022
  • 1717 W 13 Mile Rd
       Royal Oak, MI 48073
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  • (248) 850-3219

Mission Statement

"In 2000, a group of concerned citizens in Royal Oak joined forces with local clergy and began to meet monthly to discuss the issues facing homeless people in Royal Oak. Their vision was to open a day time drop-in center for the homeless population who used evening and overnight programs, but had few places to go during the day except the streets and public buildings. The goal was to provide a safe place where the homeless could shower, make phone calls, have a meal, explore job opportunities, store their belongings, accept mail and get connected to community social services. South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless became a non-profit 501c3 and started a day center for the homeless during the winter months."
- Source: Cold Weather Day Center Only at South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless website


South Oakland County's only daytime winter warming center.

In 2003, Welcome Inn Day Center began offering a safe, warm place for the least fortunate neighbors to get a warm meal and a change of clothes.

Welcome Inn has evolved to include a comprehensive scope of services geared towards helping the chronically-homeless reclaim their health and wholeness of life.

Averaging 65 people each day, December-March, Welcome Inn works diligently to ameliorate the struggles and suffering of the community's most marginalized citizenry via collaborative partnerships with area service-providers at a safe, comfortable and centralized location.

Services include:

  • Basic Needs

  • Food, daily shelter, clothes, showers, laundry, computer and telephone access

  • Health and wholeness

  • On-site nurses and educational instruction, 12-step based recovery programs, yoga, mentoring services

  • Case Work

Welcome Inn employs a Social Worker skilled at helping guests access the services needed to help them not only survive but succeed.

Question & Answers (6)

  1. Is this shelter free?
    • Yes

  2. Do they accept donations at this shelter?
    • Yes

  3. Do they allow Pets at this shelter?
    • They do not.

  4. How old do you have to be to stay here?
  5. How long can you stay at this shelter?
  6. What is the latest intake time?

Comments (1)

  1. avatar
    Wketel says

    Where will the Christmas day dinner be this year? Our church intends to provide it, I seem to be in charge with nobody to even tell me where it will be.

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