My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Committee on the Shelterless, Petaluma, CA, USA
I know a lot of people think that C.O.T.S. is a Great nonprofit. I, admit, that they project themselves quite well as one. The truth, however is a lot different than the rosy picture about themselves that they present. One thing that is true is that C.O.T.S. will do anything ethical or not to preserve their funding, their reputation within the community as well as the North Bay Area at anyone's expense. Take for example a gentlemen who was a two time graduate of the program (One of a very few at that time.). He believed in C.O.T.S. and helped them. What did they do to him? They sicked the police on him eventually suing him for $50,000 and tried to break him. Is this what great nonprofits do or are supposed to be about?
Please realize that C.O.T.S. intentions were good at first, however they become quite misguided as they only help the people that they want to help. Anyone who gets in their way they will destroy in a heartbeat. To me, this is not what Great nonprofits do.
Don't take my word for any of this. There are records available at the Courthouse in Santa Rosa regarding C.O.T.S.'s activities. Thank you.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Fire everyone working there and start over from scratch with the intent of making C.O.T.S. what it was supposed to be instead of the shelter bully and monger that it is currently. I also would reduce the salaries of the brass who were making upwards of $50,000 per year.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
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