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

Food for Thought: “Nothing is Impossible”

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 by

A COTS’ resident testimonial Abe came to COTS in August of 2017, after completing a treatment program at Ryan Community, a residential halfway house. Ever since childhood, Abe aspired to run a kitchen, but it wasn’t until his time at Ryan Community that he started… 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

Introducing Behavioral Health Services at COTS

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 by

Mental health issues are a root cause of homelessness. In fact, according to Project Rush (Research to Understand and Solve Homelessness), 57% of people in the Fox Cities who experience homelessness or are near homeless have been told by a medical professional they had a… Read More

Driven to Succeed

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 by

Phil didn’t have a job, a car or driver’s license, and living on the street was the next step. “I didn’t care about bills or anything. It was a downward spiral.” Fortunately, his caseworker at the Veterans Assistance Foundation recognized Phil as good fit for… Read More

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