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COTS’ Emer­gen­cy Shel­ter oper­ates at capac­i­ty through­out the year, offer­ing pro­grams and pro­vid­ing ser­vices for more than 900 men, wom­en and chil­dren dai­ly.

Assisting families in reaching their housing, economic, health, education, and career goals through coaching, mentorship and support as they strive to overcome homelessness and break the cycle of poverty for the next generation.

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  • Soup City: A Night at the Movies!

    Fundraiser

    We encourage Soup City participants to partner with COTS and make a donation to support families on their journey to self-sufficiency. All donations will help COTS continue our mission of providing...

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  • COTS Pop-Up Shops

    Volunteer

    Join us as we host a pop-up shop for families to acquire households goods at no cost to them. Toiletries, cleaning supplies, and more are all set up and provided for families to come receive as the...

    3 volunteers
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  • Leading Ladies Present Virtual Tea at 3

    Team Fundraiser

    Leading Ladies for COTS invites you to put on your fancy hat and join us for tea and conversation!Held virtually over zoom this year, we are excited to network, collaborate, and connect with a wond...

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  • Soup City: Virtual Houseparty Edition

    Fundraiser

    We encourage Soup City participants to partner with COTS and make a donation to support families on their journey to self-sufficiency. All donations will help COTS continue our mission of providing...

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  • COTS Holiday Elves

    Volunteer

    COTS has received an abundance of toys, household items, and more to gift to families in COTS programs this holiday but we need your help.Consider becoming a COTS Holiday Elf! Through this opportun...

    27 volunteers
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  • Home Makers

    Volunteer

    In December, COTS opened its 26 Peterboro location to offer 56 families a new place to call HOME! This building renovation has provided two- and three-bedroom affordable apartments for families. Re...

    54 volunteers
    -1
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  • Thanksgiving Appeal

    Fundraiser

    This year may be a difficult Thanksgiving. Many have lost or been separated from loved ones. We all are making decisions about whether it’s safe to come together to follow family tradition. Despite...

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  • YOU Make a Difference!

    Fundraiser

    Your gift today will help keep staff and families safe and continue to Create Opportunities To Succeed! We wanted to let you know that over the past 12 months, amid COVID-19, partner support helped...

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  • Your support will help families in need this holiday.

    Fundraiser

    Your gift today will help keep staff and families safe and Create Opportunities To Succeed! We wanted to let you know that over the past 12 months, amid COVID-19, partner support helped us provide:...

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  • Check out this GREAT News!

    Fundraiser

    We wanted to let you know that over the past 12 months, amid COVID-19, partner support helped us provide: 103 families with gift cards between $250 and $500 to support the purchase of general hous...

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  • Authored

    RSVP

    Warrior Women Against Poverty & COTS invite you to our annual Listening Session - virtually!   The evening will provide an opportunity to hear the transformative chapters of our famil...

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  • Donation Sorting for COTS

    Volunteer

    Donation Sorting volunteers are a blessing for COTS! With hundreds of donations a year, volunteers provide necessary assistance by sorting and organizing toiletries, clothing, infant care supplies ...

    51 volunteers
    -1
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  • Warrior Women Against Poverty

    Fundraiser

    Mentorship. Advocacy. Friendship.Changing lives one woman at a time.Warrior Women Against Poverty helps transform the lives of women and their children by helping them to stabilize their families t...

    1593569023
  • $5,000 goal

    #GivingTuesdayNow

    Group Fundraiser

    This #GivingTuesdayNow we're fundraising to support families experiencing and overcoming homelessness in the city of Detroit. Every dollar raised will provide them with hope, help, and housing...

    $5,970 (119%)
    596992
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  • Standing Together Against COVID-19

    Group Fundraiser

    In Michigan, the "housing wage" needed to pay for a modest two-bedroom unit is $17.25 an hour.* Michigan's minimum wage is $9.45 an hour. As the gap between income and housing cost grow, more famil...

    1587065687
  • Peterboro Arms Apartment Sponsors

    Fundraiser

    Sponsor an apartment for a family in the newly renovated Peterboro Arms apartment building! This former home of COTS shelter for families experiencing homelessness is being converted into two- and ...

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  • Mission Welcome Home

    Fundraiser

    in 2020, COTS will re-open its 26 Peterboro location to offer 56 families a new place to call HOME! This building renovation will provide two- and three-bedroom affordable apartments for families. ...

    $2,149
    214875
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    3
  • Mission Movers

    Volunteer

    This fall/winter, COTS will re-open its 26 Peterboro location to offer 56 families a new place to call HOME! This building renovation will provide two- and three-bedroom affordable apartments for f...

    8 volunteers
    -1
    1572869325
  • Year-End 2019

    Group Fundraiser

    There's still time to make a tax-deductible donation in 2019 to help families overcoming poverty and homelessness.Because of caring people like you, COTS Peggy's place provided emergency shelter an...

    $8,302
    830159
    1571155596
  • $5,000 goal

    Giving Tuesday 2019

    Group Fundraiser

    This Giving Tuesday we're fundraising to support families experiencing and overcoming homelessness in the city of Detroit. Every dollar raised will provide them with hope, help, and housing. Join u...

    $5,179 (103%)
    517869
    1571152198
  • $15,000 goal

    Herbie Russ Sings for COTS

    Fundraiser

    This December, the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe in Grosse Pointe will host two evenings with Herbie Russ, a soulful performer who wears many musical hats — singer, saxophonist, keyboardist, producer and son...

    $6,785 (45%)
    678496
    1571049374
  • Soup City: Roaring Twenties Edition

    Fundraiser

    Soup City – The Roaring Twenties Edition features music, art, and soup galore from more than 30 Metro Detroit restaurants. This event is sure to warm your soul and benefit families served by C...

    1570726160
  • State of the Agency 2019

    Group Fundraiser

    In Michigan, the "housing wage" needed to pay for a modest two-bedroom unit is $17.25 an hour.* Michigan's minimum wage is $9.45 an hour. As the gap between income and housing cost grow, more famil...

    1569276872
  • Back-to-School 2019

    Group Fundraiser

    The end of the summer and the start of the new school year comes with mixed feelings. Many are sad to say goodbye to fun summer days but excited for school to start, to meet new teachers, see frien...

    1563825829
  • Leading Ladies Present Tea at 3!

    Fundraiser

    Leading Ladies for COTS invite you to put on your fancy hat and join us for high tea and the 2nd Annual COTS Community Awards Presentation.Live entertainment is provided by Velda Kelly, Violinist a...

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  • Soup City 2019: A Night at the Gallery II

    Fundraiser

    Join us for an evening of expression, music, dance and soup to warm your soul and help benefit families served by COTS. Embrace the smooth sounds of Alexander Zonjic & Friends in the third floo...

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