Category Archives: Blog

2021 Progress Report

Posted on Aug 20, 2021 by

Join us in celebrating the successes and hard work of COTS residents so far this year! The below impact measurements account for the first half of 2021. We look forward to sharing more of COTS residents’ successes later this year.

Others Before Self

Posted on Jul 30, 2021 by

Recently COTS received an unexpected donation in the mail, with a letter of explanation enclosed. The letter explained that the donation came from a graduating student, who won an award, and chose to donate the award to COTS. Thankfully, our attempts to reach the student… Read More

Spring planting

Posted on May 28, 2021 by

Despite the cool weather, this week at COTS, residents and staff planted our Hoop House for the summer! Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and corn all went in the ground. Our Hoop House provides fresh veggies to residents, as well as an on-site activity during the summer… Read More

Covering more Ground

Posted on May 5, 2021 by

For over 20 years, COTS has served our neighbors in the Fox Valley experiencing homelessness. We’re lucky to be part of the larger continuum of care that supports those who need it most in our community. Working in tandem with local crisis agencies, COTS provides… Read More

Growing + Giving: COTS in the Community

Posted on Apr 22, 2021 by

Thursday, April 22, 2021 During National Volunteer Week, and on Earth Day, COTS celebrates our residents who volunteer in the Fox Valley community. As part of their programming, residents re-enter the community through volunteering partnerships. One such partnership is with Riverview Gardens. COTS and Riverview… 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

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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