South Oakland Shelter (SOS) provides supportive programs and resources to homeless individuals and families in need. Through partnerships with over 60 congregations, they provide temporary shelter for more than 300 families and individuals each year. SOS provides career building, job readiness skills, self-care, nutrition programs and so much more. Abiding Presence is partnering with St. Philip’s Episcopal in downtown Rochester and Rochester Church of Christ to host South Oakland Shelter the week of April 30-May 7. St. Philip’s will be using their facility to host, but we have agreed to support them with volunteers and food.
There are four major areas where we need volunteers: