Vision Statement

Severe Weather Network mobilizes community resources providing physical, mental and spiritual refuge for individuals struggling with homelessness in Livingston County.

Our Mission

The Severe Weather Network, a collaborative effort with the Salvation Army, the Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA) and local churches, partners with community organizations, agencies and faith communities.  We attempt to provide emergency, overnight refuge on life-threatening nights during the winter months for individuals surviving homelessness.  In addition, we connect homeless individuals with community action agencies committed to providing the services necessary to assist with transition into affordable housing.

Structure of the SWN

The Severe Weather Network (SWN) is a non-profit, 501c3, which operates a nightly Severe Weather Center (SWC).  Partner churches typically provide, for a one week period, nightly volunteers to operate the SWC. 

SWN Leadership

Governing Board and Advisors

Partnering Organizations

SWN Newsletter

September 4, 2019

Homelessness in Livingston County

About Livingston County

Homelessness is defined as individuals living outside, in tents or cars, as well as individuals not able to maintain their housing situation and are forced to stay with friends, and/or extended family members.

In the year 2017, there were 823 documented occurrences of homeless individuals in Livingston County, including 64 homeless veterans, and 414 homeless students.

On any given day, there are approximately 100 homeless individuals in Livingston County, which has no designated emergency shelter and a lack of affordable housing.

SWN Center Location

2018-19 Statistics

Livingston County