COTS has seven 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)
- Living Debt Free
- Monroe House
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 COTS resident participates in our Living Skills Program. The program focuses on basic living skills: personal care, AODA recovery and relapse prevention, money management, obtaining/maintaining employment, personal responsibility and decision making for self-management. Residents set individual goals and progress is reviewed monthly with staff for the duration of residency.
Our Living Debt Free program is for residents who complete COTS basic programming and are ready to move on to an independent life, yet still face financial barriers. Residents are able to stay in the Living Debt Free program for an additional two years.
Monroe House is our “next step” program for participants who have completed COTS basic program requirements, with continued barriers such as finding affordable marketplace housing.
After residents move out of COTS and into independent housing, they have the option to participate in our Positive Placement Program which allows them to receive support for an additional three 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||$275.00, plus $25.00 per child|
|Living Debt Free Program||$285.00|
Individuals interested in becoming a COTS resident must first complete a program application. Click here to review the program application (NOTE: to review application for the Women’s Program click here ).
For more information, download the resident brochure.