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Committee on the Shelterless
January 25, 2010

COTS is the most effective non-profit agency that I have had the opportunity to witness. Through all of its work in supporting individuals who need a "hand up", COTS communicates a respect and unflagging optimism for the capacity of humans. I am grateful that COTS offers not just a bed and meal (though both crucial assets) to those in need, it also uses research-based tools to educate and renew/build positive skills and habits in the areas of parenting, money management, and finding and maintaining a good place to live. The leadership at COTS is visionary and has worked together with staff to create a comprehensive program that has been exported in many different settings. I can't say enough positive about the work of COTS.

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

the voices and faces of COTS' clients (including children) who have gotten their lives back on track.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the quality of commitment from everyone involved from the Executive Director - John Records - to all the staff and volunteers.

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

from across a wide gamut of background experiences, but all united with commitment to helping our neighbors get their lives and self-respect back in shape.

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

expand its highly-successful program model to other urban and suburban areas of high-need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Helped with fundraising breakfast. Past Board Member.