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Food for Thought: “Nothing is Impossible”

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 by

A COTS’ resident testimonial Abe came to COTS in August of 2017, after completing a treatment program at Ryan Community, a residential halfway house. Ever since childhood, Abe aspired to run a kitchen, but it wasn’t until his time at Ryan Community that he started… Read More

Introducing Behavioral Health Services at COTS

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 by

Mental health issues are a root cause of homelessness. In fact, according to Project Rush (Research to Understand and Solve Homelessness), 57% of people in the Fox Cities who experience homelessness or are near homeless have been told by a medical professional they had a… Read More

Driven to Succeed

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 by

Phil didn’t have a job, a car or driver’s license, and living on the street was the next step. “I didn’t care about bills or anything. It was a downward spiral.” Fortunately, his caseworker at the Veterans Assistance Foundation recognized Phil as good fit for… Read More

“A Positive Group of People”

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 by

Imagine graduating from high school, turning 18, and suddenly finding yourself without a home, with no family to turn to, no friends you can count on. This is the experience of many of our residents, in particular our young adults. They are suddenly forced to… Read More

Stepping Stones

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 by

Gary worked in construction. Then the housing recession hit and Gary was laid off. Gary got some assistance while he waited for his employer to bounce back, hire him back, he just had to wait for the recession to end. So he waited. And waited.… Read More

A Life of Independence

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 by

Our Aftercare Program is a critical part of allowing us to achieve our mission of “Ending Homelessness in the Fox Valley.” Once residents move out of our residential program, the true test of independent living begins. Our Aftercare Program continues to support former COTS residents… Read More

From Homelessness to Homeowner

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 by

Jeremy has been a part of our Aftercare Program since 2014. He recently shared his success on the COTS Facebook page. “I moved into COTS from the Mooring house in Oct. 2013. I had only a bicycle and a temp job that I didn’t like. I… Read More

Campus of Change Update

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 by

COTS held an update to thank donors for their contributions to our Campus of Change campaign that began last year and is putting in place the final updates and repairs. The extent of the makeover is incalculable. Almost every room got a new coat of paint, the… Read More

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