COTS Founded Men’s Program
by the late Father Orville Janssen to assist single men
Single Mothers with Young Children Program
Added for moms addressing ongoing issues of unemployment and instability for their children. Most of the mothers in our program are referred to COTS from local domestic abuse havens.
Focus is on meeting needs of local veterans. Veterans are housed in the same building as our young adults—an environment for healing as well as more intensive case management. This creates an “each one, teach one” with fellow veterans and provides opportunities to lead youth by example.
Provides “next step” transition for residents who succeed in the basic program, yet still face multiple barriers to housing. Located on Monroe Street on the Sacred Heart campus.
Single Women’s Program Added
Young Adults Program & Formal Aftercare Program for All Residents
Created for youth aging out of foster care and other juvenile systems who are experiencing homelessness. COTS is the only shelter in the area with a directed program for young adults (ages 18-24). Program focus is appropriate role modeling, personal accountability, and leadership development.
Launched Onsite Health Clinic
in collaboration with Partnership Community Health Center, providing 2-day a week physical and dental care.
Expanded Health Clinic & Positive Placement Program
The Health Clinic now offers behavioral health and AODA Counseling. The Positive Placement Program expanded to three years to support residents who leave COTS successfully.