Committee on the Shelterless
November 3, 2010
COTS is nothing short of amazing. The staff is very competent across the board. Very caring and also demanding of clients as needed to get them back on their feet. They have innovative "treatments" like Tai Chi, and many programs (Rent right, for one) to help people get on their feet, working, and in suitable affordable housing.
John Records is a driving loving force for good. He's brought many Petaluma citizen volunteers on board and donors on board to support COTS financially. I attribute the wonderful Mary Isaac Center's development to John's efforts in the community. Of course, many people contributed. Some formerly homeless people are now on staff making a huge difference in people lives. It's one of the many things that Petaluma can be very proud of.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've watched the growth of the staff and the buildings in their endeavors. Years ago, I coached some staff members.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I can't think of anything that needs changing except the economy!
Volunteer & Contributed money and time. I helped others in the Rent Right program, helping them to find a place to live. .