May COTS’ Collective.

In 2023, COTS published anew 5-year strategic plan. We understand that solving homelessness requires a broad range of programs and services tailored to meet the needs of each unique individual. Through this planning process, COTS identified improving healthcare outcomes as a priority for us over the next five years—to that end, COTS is only weeks away from starting construction on a critical project to expand our existing RecuperativeCare program from six beds to twenty beds.

COTS’ Recuperative Care currently offers services, meals, and a place to heal for individuals exiting the hospital who are experiencing homelessness.  The combination of a safe place to recuperate combined with supportive services is yielding incredible results.  Recuperative Care sees 85% of its clients exiting to housing, another shelter, or a care facility—not back to the streets.

Recuperative Care also provides tremendous community benefits, saving our hospital and city partners hundreds of thousands of dollars by reducing emergency hospital visits and overnight hospital stays. Receiving care in the COTS Recuperative Care program is 25x less expensive than spending a night in the hospital.

We are thrilled to be expanding this critical program, but we need your help to move this project over the finish line! This construction project will cost COTS $490,000 to complete—so far, we are pleased to announce we have successfully raised $425,000.

Despite generous support from our community partners and donors, we still need an additional $65,000 to complete this important construction project. This project will serve vulnerable adults and seniors in our community for decades to come. Please consider a donation to support the successful completion of this project.

Thank you for working along side us to end homelessness in our community.


Chris Cabral, CEO

Mission Moment.


Having served as a firefighter, labored in construction, and worked health care, Christina has experienced many successes in life until she lost her way and home. Afraid for her safety on the streets, Christina knew she needed help.

After hearing about COTS, Christina decided to start there. She recalls being welcomed by Jesse, COTS Shelter Services Assistant, and the care managers.

Upon entering COTS, Christina was exhausted from living in fear. She spent her first days at COTS sleeping and smiling- grateful to have safety in the shelter.


While at COTS, Christing volunteered in the kitchen, joined a Recovery Group, and began going on staff-led nature walks. At COTS, she found people who supported her.


With the help of her care managers, she relentlessly searched for housing. When housing options finally became available, her care managers helped her with paperwork and finalizing her move. Nearly two years ago, she was able to move into housing and joyfully remains there today.

“I had the privilege to be shown support, so I could grow and do better, because we can’t do it alone.  I’m so grateful for COTS . . .  supporting me.”


Read Christina's Story Here