Tag Archives: young adult program

“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

Cooking Up Independence

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 by

Volunteer teaches residents how to make easy, delicious meals The group peers into the cupboard, almost overwhelmed by the possibilities. “OK, what do we want to make today?” says Sarah, COTS volunteer. Voices chime in with different ideas and preferences, and they ultimately decide to… Read More

Finding Support

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 by

A young adult resident is motivated to move his life forward 23-year-old Jake slept on his aunt’s couch in her basement for six months before he moved into COTS. He knew he needed a stable place to get his life on track. “I wasn’t moving… Read More

“Just Go Out and Do It”

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 by

Young adult resident gets his life back on track “I was kind of spinning my wheels,” Ryan says of his life before COTS. The now 23-year-old had, “a very sheltered childhood.” Once he went to college, however, he started experimenting with drugs and alcohol. “I… Read More

Finding Home

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 by

A COTS Resident Testimonial “I was homeless for nine days. I lived out of my car.” Tobias moved into COTS’ Young Adult Program nearly three months ago after his stint living out of his car. The 20-year-old had been kicked out of his adopted parents’… Read More

“Learning How to Live Again”

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 by

A young man’s journey from addiction to independence “Don’t ever use drugs….they caused me financial, legal, relationship, and emotional problems.” Garret is a 23-year-old resident of the COTS Young Adult Program. He came to COTS after going through treatment for his addiction at The Mooring… Read More

Jake: Driven to Succeed

Posted on May 26, 2015 by

“I was struggling to figure out who I really was,” explains Jake. In his early 20’s, Jake began examining his identity. His family did not support his ultimate decision, and they kicked him out of the house when he was 20. He was able to… Read More

Amanda: Success in Bloom

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 by

“I separated from my parents and family because of abuse, and they did not want me anymore.”  To the outside world, it looked like Amanda’s life was on track. She was at Lawrence University studying music education when her family’s abuse reached a new level and… Read More

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