COTS has five specific adult programs focused on addressing the root causes of homelessness:
- Single Men
- Single Women
- Single Mothers with Young Children
- Young Adults (ages 18-24)
Our goal is to provide individuals experiencing homelessness with a safe and affordable place to live, food, household needs and training on basic living skills enabling them to transition to self-sufficiency and independent living.
Each resident of COTS participates in our Living Skills Program which includes instruction on basic living skills including personal care, AODA recovery and relapse prevention, money management, obtaining/maintaining employment, personal responsibility and decision making. Residents set individualized goals and progress is reviewed monthly with staff for the duration of residency. After residents move into independent housing, they have the option of participating in our Aftercare Program and receiving support for an additional two years.
Each resident pays a monthly program fee and a $100 security deposit. Please see the table below for more details.
COTS, Inc. Program Fees
|Young Adult Program||$285.00|
|Single Mothers With Young Children Program||$260.00, plus $25.00 per child|
Individuals interested in becoming a resident of COTS must first complete a program application. Click here for more information on applying to COTS.
For more information, download the resident brochure.