Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

Detroit, MI

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About Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

Founded in 1982, Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS) is a private, non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, as well as comprehensive support services for the homeless and at-risk population in Detroit. COTS’ mission is to alleviate homelessness by providing an array of services which enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain quality affordable housing. COTS provides more than 40,000 nights of emergency shelter for more than 2,000 men women and children annually. COTS also exists to advocate for long-term solutions to the problems of homelessness.

Passport to Self-Sufficiency™ is a methodology currently in development within COTS to assist families in reaching their overall housing, economic/financial, health/wellbeing, education/training, and career/employment goals. Our resources are aimed at impacting the next generation.

With housing as its foundation, this method combines participant-driven plans with coaching, mentoring, program and community partner resources, and meaningful incentives to facilitate families to develop economic self-sufficiency and stabilized environments that will have a multi-generational impact.

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