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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

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 by

Our summer newsletter is on its way to your door, but if you can’t wait for it to arrive, please check out the pdf below! Summer 2016 Newsletter

Thank you to the Fab Lab!

Posted on May 19, 2016 by

Thanks to help from Fox Valley Technical College’s Fab Lab Club, in collaboration with the Welding and Auto Collision & Repair Clubs, we are well on our way to completing a donor wall to recognize those who support us at the $1,000 level or higher. As… Read More

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