Committee on the Shelterless
November 19, 2010
From the time I moved to Petaluma in 1991, I became aware of COTS through newspaper articles and fundraising drives in town. I was impressed with the fact that a homeless services agency could build such strong support in every layer of the community, from the police and fire departments, to the City Council and staff, to the broad spectrum of citizens in our community. COTS is a very well-run organization that serves the people it touches with respect and support. The success stories that COTS has to share demonstrate that their programs and methods really make a difference in helping people rebuild and heal their lives. I consider COTS to be one of the core reasons that Petaluma is such a special place to live.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my community as I see and hear the people that COTS has helped get back on track with their lives.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
not change anything. The COTS organization has great leadership and an outstanding, caring staff. Funding is always a concern, especially in this economic climate, but Petaluma cares about and supports the work of COTS, and has really come through in these difficult times.
Board Member & I serve on the Board and have volunteered with editing and copywriting various communications pieces.