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Committee on the Shelterless
January 8, 2010

In 2004, I sought out the E.D. of COTS to learn more about this unique comprehensive homeless service organization and completed an administrative internship at COTS in 2005. Since that time, I've continued to learn about COTS' integrative programming and approach and have provided some consultation on Motivational Strategies to front-line staff as needed. Through the State University of New York at Albany School of Social Welfare, I am working with COTS on a project looking at the Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Among Homeless People. Recently, I interviewed many COTS staff persons and wrote an article about COTS programming. COTS is an award-winning homeless service organization, and I am interested in articulating their approach in support of replication and evaluation.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way COTS supports personal development of staff, volunteers, and consultants.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

highly engaged in COTS' service provision.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

support replication and expansion internationally!

Ways to make it better...

I worked there full-time!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding cuts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Conducting ACE research, learning from COTS, & consulting to front-line staff.