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Sacred Heart Match Update & more…

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 by

From the March/April 2018 e-Newsletter: Sacred Heart Match UPDATE We are making great progress in meeting our match challenge from the William J. and Barbara A. Schmidt Family Foundation. To date we have collected over $30,000 toward the $50,000 match. By sending your donation in to… Read More

COTS on the Sacred Heart Campus

Posted on Mar 19, 2018 by

From the February 2018 e-Newsletter COTS on the Sacred Heart Campus 1312 S. Monroe St. Renovations and More… The renovations continue at the COTS 1312 S. Monroe Street building on the Sacred Heart campus. Making the space ready to serve individuals and families in the upcoming year… Read More

Another Year of Making a Difference

Posted on Feb 8, 2018 by

Reflections on 2017 The COTS Holiday party was a great way to wind up a wonderful year. Our Holiday meal ambassador – Debra Cherney – shared her thoughts on the significance of helping at COTS during the holiday season: “It’s very important to me and… Read More

COTS, Inc. Receives Match Grant Opportunities

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 by

Bringing added joy to the season, we’re happy to announce COTS received a $25,000 match challenge grant from the J. J. Keller Foundation for our transitional shelter project with Sacred Heart Congregation. J. J. Keller Foundation matches all gifts up to $1,000 for each gift to COTS from now… Read More

Opening DOORS at COTS

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 by

For several years, DOORS (“Directing Ourselves and Others in Responsible Social Activities”) provided a way for individuals in recovery to engage in healthy replacement activities. DOORS is now located at COTS as a way for our residents, and the residents of Ryan Community (a halfway… Read More

Finding Financial Peace

Posted on Oct 23, 2017 by

Many of our residents come to our doors with overwhelming amounts of debt, causes by medical crisis, legal fees, and a host of other issues. For many, they have never been taught the skills needed to manage their finances responsibly and to deal with the unexpected. At… Read More

A Place to Call “Home”

Posted on Oct 23, 2017 by

Tiny feet scamper across the room followed by a series of giggles. A toy bucket is dumped onto the floor, and 2-year-old Olivia picks up a stuffed fish and begins swooping it through the air. Olivia and her mom, Amanda, live in our duplex for… Read More

Growing People

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 by

Residents, volunteers, staff, donors and board members built the men’s facility hoop house in September of 2011 for the COTS community. Audrey Hepburn said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” They banded together, pledged their efforts because they believe in ours. Th… Read More

Garnish and Serve

Posted on May 8, 2017 by

The remodel of the kitchen in the women’s facility is completed! At the end of 2016 we outlined our desire to repair the heart of the home for our Women’s facility and now we can happily tell you that that heart is at full strength… Read More

Tech Support

Posted on May 8, 2017 by

Jeremy didn’t think he could go to college. He’s struggled with mental health barriers and addiction throughout his life, but after coming to COTS he saw an opportunity and enrolled at Fox Valley Technical College to earn a IT/Computer Support Associate’s degree. Today Jeremy is… Read More

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