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Looking Back: The COTS Hoop House

Posted on Oct 27, 2021 by

COTS men’s transitional shelter has a bumper crop of veggies every year, thanks to our hoop house (greenhouse) built by staff, volunteers, and residents in 2011! Residents and staff work together cooperatively to maintain our hoop house each growing season. It produces fresh, organic, nutritious… Read More

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

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

Newsletter – Summer 2019

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 by

July 26, 2019 CAMPUS OF CHANGE Ending Homelessness in the Fox Valley Once upon a time, not that long ago actually, a young man named “Nick” came to COTS.  He didn’t have a job, he didn’t have a home, he was hungry and sick, he… Read More

Spring 2019 Appeal

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 by

COTS Campus of Change April 17, 2019 The day the Lord created hope is probably the same day he created Spring. – Bernard Williams “June” came to COTS with hope of finding a better life. She had already completed a drug and alcohol treatment program.… Read More

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

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