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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

“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

Stepping Stones

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 by

Gary worked in construction. Then the housing recession hit and Gary was laid off. Gary got some assistance while he waited for his employer to bounce back, hire him back, he just had to wait for the recession to end. So he waited. And waited.… Read More

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