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COTS Christmas Community Dinner

Posted on Dec 30, 2018 by

COTS staff and residents were dreaming of a White Christmas…just like the ones we used to know…  …however, Mother Nature had other plans. Yet, though the snow was not billowing over the river and through the woods, the fun and camaraderie were in abundance at the COTS annual… Read More

We Did it Together!

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 by

Thanks to all our wonderful donors, we successfully raised enough to meet the $25,000 Matching Grant through the Jack J. and Ethel D. Keller Fund of the Community Foundation! The HVAC improvements and infrastructure updates are essential to provide a stable, healthy and comfortable living… Read More

Sacred Heart Match Results and More!

Posted on Jun 25, 2018 by

Announcing Match Grant Results Many answered the call to donate toward our match challenge from the William J. and Barbara A. Schmidt Family Foundation. With the help of our generous supporters we met our match grant goal of $50K!! Because of your kindness, we are… Read More

Sacred Heart Match Update & more…

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 by

From the March/April 2018 e-Newsletter: Sacred Heart Match UPDATE We are making great progress in meeting our match challenge from the William J. and Barbara A. Schmidt Family Foundation. To date we have collected over $30,000 toward the $50,000 match. By sending your donation in to… Read More

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

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