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Holiday Spirit Comes to COTS

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 by

The tinsel was hung, the trees were decorated, and the gifts were wrapped in preparation for our annual Christmas party. The Christmas spirit was in the air! Each year, our community astounds us with its generosity in ensuring that our residents have a special Christmas.… Read More

Duplex for Single Moms Transformed!

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 by

Our lower duplex for single moms and their children has been completely updated as part of our “Campus of Change” Campaign, and a family just moved in this month! These beautiful updates were made with the assistance of residents, who want to “pay it forward”… Read More

Finding Success

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 by

Written by a former COTS resident who is currently in our Aftercare Program I was incredibly deep in heroin addiction. After starting drug court, I was ordered to have a drug and alcohol assessment. After my assessment was completed, the judge and my Probation Agent… Read More

Cooking Up Independence

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 by

Volunteer teaches residents how to make easy, delicious meals The group peers into the cupboard, almost overwhelmed by the possibilities. “OK, what do we want to make today?” says Sarah, COTS volunteer. Voices chime in with different ideas and preferences, and they ultimately decide to… Read More

A Second Chance

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 by

43-year-old Evan came to COTS in May of 2016. He applied at COTS thinking it would be temporary, since he had some money saved up from previous employment. However, once connected with Partnership Community Health Center’s satellite clinic at COTS, Evan found out that he… Read More

Finding Support

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 by

A young adult resident is motivated to move his life forward 23-year-old Jake slept on his aunt’s couch in her basement for six months before he moved into COTS. He knew he needed a stable place to get his life on track. “I wasn’t moving… Read More

Accomplishing Financial Independence

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 by

A resident’s journey toward independent living “I was homeless, I was in trouble with the law and had very limited resources,” recalls 75-year-old Jason while reflecting on his time before COTS. After a stint in jail, Jason was left with only his clothing and a… Read More

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