COTS serves clients with a broad range of experiences and needs. Learn more about some of the individuals and families we have served below.

James’ Story

“This shelter helped me. This shelter showed me how to live.”

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Lupe’s Story

“I remember the moment I got a call from COTS saying, ‘Hey, we got a spot for you’ and how their support during and after leaving the shelter, changed everything for us. COTS gave me the hope I needed to keep going!”

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Gigi’s Story

“It’s nice to say ‘my place.’ This is my place, just me. All me, all mine. I did this. I got here. It’s nice. It’s really nice. I’m happy that I was able to move in.”

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Skyler’s Story

“We’re all just one big happy family here. We all just look out for each other, we take care of each other, and they don’t make me feel any different than anybody else. It’s incredible, you know, it’s very accepting. And you can’t put a price on that.””

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Brandy & Josh’s Story

“That steppingstone that COTS gave us was really, really great, and everything is for the better for it. We finally got ourselves to a point where we can build from, so it’s just up from here.”

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Dana’s Story

“I owe most all of it to COTS, and [COTS staff] Robin, Christina, Janin, Max, and Chris all taking the time and effort to steer me in the right direction. I did the work, but they took the time to show me how to do it.”

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Stacie & David’s Story

“I thought, ‘My kids deserve better than this. If I was a kid I would want my mom to fight.’ And I did. And I am.”

Read Stacie & David’s Story