Tag Archives: Women’s Program

Amanda: Success in Bloom

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 by

“I separated from my parents and family because of abuse, and they did not want me anymore.”  To the outside world, it looked like Amanda’s life was on track. She was at Lawrence University studying music education when her family’s abuse reached a new level and… Read More

An Opportunity to Grow

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 by

Resha was a typical college student who, in her own words, “wasn’t great at budgeting.” She graduated without having a job lined up or a concrete plan, and moved in with a friend. After a series of financial missteps, she found herself with a lease… Read More

On the Road to Recovery

Posted on Nov 7, 2014 by

Former COTS resident reflects on her time at COTS My life before COTS was chaotic and dangerous. Living in Milwaukee, I had fallen further into my addiction, and for the first time that I can remember, I became ready to surrender and change my life around.… Read More

“I Am SO Enough”

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 by

First annual Women’s Empowerment Retreat helps residents reclaim their power Soft guitar music played as the women entered the banquet room. As they gazed around the beautifully decorated room, they were immediately welcomed by four life coaches. Thus marked the beginning of the first annual… Read More

Pam: Learning to Trust

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 by

Sitting in the peaceful, shaded yard of her duplex, one would never guess that Pam had once faced addiction and homelessness. The quiet 30-something explains that her addiction to pills began years ago, right after she had lost a good, steady job at a hospital.… Read More

Blog: Women’s Program Updates

Posted on May 20, 2014 by

Hello from the Women’s Program! My name is Dawn, and I am the Case Manager of the Women’s and Single Mothers with Young Children Programs. I have been with COTS for two years (as of May 1) and continue to grow and learn from our… Read More

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