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Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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COTS exists to alleviate homelessness by providing an array of services that enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain quality affordable housing. COTS also exists to advocate for long-term solutions to the problem of homelessness.

Validators

Mark Mark
My job title is Shelter Case Manager. My work involves helping individuals to become self sufficient by helping them overcome the barriers that prevent them from obtaining housing. What I like about my job is helping people and seeing them overcome obstacles.
Charnita Charnita
My job title is Case Planner/Permanent Supportive Housing.My work involves assisting families and individuals in reaching their housing, economic, health and educational goals through case management and providing other supportive services. I enjoy my career because it allows me to work with people… More
Tanya Tanya
My job title is Case Planner. My work involves home visits, counseling, case planning, and case management. What I like about my job is helping people and seeing them overcome obstacles they didn't believe they could.
Monica Monica
I am a Case Planner for COTS Shelter Plus Care Program. My job includes assessing the needs of at risk consumers for the permanent supportive housing program. I provide case management, assist with resource, life skills, and support for individuals and families towards a life of self-sufficiency. … More
Celia Celia
My Job title is Case Planner. I help clients with housing, case management , like skills.
Cynthia Cynthia
My job is a Case Planner for COTS Permanent Supportive Housing. I provide case management for families in the Gray Street Affordable Housing Program. My goal is to assist families in becoming self -sufficent. What I like most about my job is seeing my clients when they are proud of their… More
Starleise Starleise
Hello All,My job title is Case Planner for Permanent Supportive Housing. My role in this organization is to aid with helping families and individuals work towards becoming self-sufficient with housing, economic, health, education, and obtaining a career. Through coaching, case management, and… More

Needs validated

$390of $390

Need funded!

13 supporters
Funded on 10/30/2013

Terry from Detroit, MI

I'm ready to take a job opportunity back home in LA, but I need bus fare to get there

I came to Detroit to care for my aunt. Now that she's in a nursing home, I'm ready to go home to LA, where I've got a job opportunity waiting for me. More

Validated by Mark from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$790of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Rodney from Detroit, MI

I'm enrolling in college! I need a table, chair, and couch to study & get rest

I am disabled and want to go back to school. I need a table and chair to sit at to do assignments and a couch to sit and sleep on when needed. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$820of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Darnell from Detroit, MI

I am back on my feet after homelessness; I need furniture to make my new home a place of rest

My medical condition causes pain in my back & legs. I need furniture so I can sit properly at home and relieve my pain. Then I'll be rested for work. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$575of $505

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Cee Cee from Detroit, MI

I'm recovering from major surgery; I need a bed and a laptop to take online classes

I am preparing for major surgery, and am currently taking GED classes. I need a bed and a laptop to stay on track with studying while I recover. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$390of $390

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/29/2013

Kelleye from Detroit, MI

I am determined to get my GED; I need a computer to access my schoolwork

I need a laptop with Microsoft office software. I am determined to get my GED and don't want lack of access to a computer to get in my way. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$786of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/29/2014

Stephanie from Detroit, MI

No longer homeless and working PT. Need help with furniture for my kids.

I'm working part time & all my money goes towards bills. Living and dining room furniture will allow me & my daughters to eat & relax together. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$765of $750

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/15/2014

Star from Detroit, MI

I am a grandmother transitioning out of homelessness and I need furniture

I have my own place now but it lacks furniture. I need furniture to complete my home so that when my grandkids visit they have somewhere to sit. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

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23 supporters
Funded on 2/5/2014

Sandy from Detroit, MI

With two active kids, a washer & dryer would make my home complete after homelessness

I need a washer & dryer to provide clean school clothes to my kids. I can't afford to go to the laundromat & have been washing their clothes by hand. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$760of $760

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2 supporters
Funded on 2/11/2014

Nikki from Detroit, MI

Moving into a beautiful home after shelter life. A washer & dryer would make it complete.

My children & I were displaced from our home and are starting over. I need a washer & dryer to re-establish my home for my children's security. More

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$915of $770

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16 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

Tracey from Detroit, MI

I'm a proud mother recovering from a flood. I'm in need of beds for my family.

Two mattresses including box springs, frames, and mattress covers will help in my quest to rebuild the home I once had after relocating due to a flood More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$450of $450

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/11/2014

Dinisha from Detroit, MI

Back on my feet + in school to get my degree. A laptop will help get me to graduation

I look forward to getting my degree so I can advance my life. A computer will help me complete assignments and improve my computer skills. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$766of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 5/12/2014

Ms. Dann from Detroit, MI

I'm spending my extra money on laundry. A washer & dryer will help me save for a car.

An energy efficient washer and dryer will help me save money for a car and allow me to wash clothes efficiently. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$505of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/23/2014

Dale from Detroit, MI

I'm an apprentice. I need a bed to help alleviate the pain that keeps me from working

A bed, box spring and frame will get me off the pallet I am currently sleeping on and alleviate back pain so I can function at my apprenticeship. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

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16 supporters
Funded on 5/19/2014

Darla from Detroit, MI

Taking online classes to advance career. Need a computer to complete classwork

A desktop computer, printer and office supplies will allow me to finish my online courses and assignments More

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$535of $505

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7 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2014

Ivory from Detroit, MI

I'm moving forward! Now that I'm housed, furniture will give me the stability I need.

A bed and dresser will help establish my new home and provide comfort as I continue to search for employment to better provide for myself. More

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2014

Mama Nic from Detroit, MI

No longer homeless! Family needs a washer & dryer to make cleaning clothes easier

I don't have a car, so it's hard to get to the laundromat. I've been handwashing our clothes. A washer and dryer will free up my time to job hunt. More

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$805of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

PJai from Detroit, MI

Moving into my own place! I need a stove & fridge to cook for my family.

I'm ready to move into a home of my own. I've found a place but there are no appliances. A stove and fridge will allow my family to move in. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$560of $560

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17 supporters
Funded on 5/5/2014

Lawanda from Detroit, MI

I have my own place now! A bed will help relieve knee pain from sleeping on floor

A bed and dresser will keep me from bending over all the time and will provide relief to my knee pain which limits my ability to move at times. More

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$555of $505

Need funded!

5 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2014

Tee from Detroit, MI

I'm a grandpa and in college! A bed will help me rest, reduce pain & thrive in class

I'm currently sleeping on an air mattress. A bed will provide me with the proper rest so I can function to the best of my ability. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$400of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

Larry from Detroit, MI

Slowly getting back on my feet after house fire. A bed will aid in rebuilding my home

House fire destroyed everything. I have a new home but need basic items like a bed to help rebuild what was lost. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$860of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Danielle from Detroit, MI

I want to be a CNA. Nursing classes will help me get a job & rebuild after separation

Textbooks and scrubs are the resources I need for my Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes. As a CNA I will be able to support my family. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

Need funded!

10 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

Lyn from Detroit, MI

Just graduated w/ graphic design degree! Need a computer to start working in field.

My school is offering discounted MacBooks, with graphic design software, to recent graduates. I'd like to purchase one so I can start working. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$532of $560

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13 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

Charlene from Detroit, MI

Accepted to college! I need a computer and clothing to complete my work and succeed.

I'm headed back to school after homelessness. To be prepared for class and work, I need a computer and professional attire. More

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$430of $420

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5 supporters
Funded on 6/9/2014

Marie from Detroit, MI

In school after homelessness! A laptop will allow me to access assignments online.

I was homeless but found housing through COTS and am now in school. A laptop will allow me to access assignments online and complete my work. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

Need funded!

1 supporter
Funded on 4/16/2014

Chris from Detroit, MI

A computer and bus passes will promote my success in advancing my IT career.

A laptop & bus passes for four months will secure my means of getting to class as well as allow me to practice the skills and techniques learned. More

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$450of $450

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Edward from Detroit, MI

Severe back pain is affecting my job performance. I need a bed to help alleviate pain

I'm recently married. With a larger, blended family my wife and I gave our bed to our kids. Back pain has since resurfaced and is affecting my work. More

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$672of $670

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Carl from Detroit, MI

I need to renew my CNA certification so I can find a job and rebuild my life

I worked as a CNA for 4 years until I lost my job. I need to renew my certification so I can find a new job and get back on my feet. More

Validated by Mark from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$585of $615

Need funded!

5 supporters
Funded on 1/1/0001

Tonya from Detroit, MI

A bed and table will help reduce my chronic back and neck pain.

I'm currently sleeping on the floor and standing up to eat. These postures aggravate my back and neck pain to the point where I can barely function. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$670of $670

Need funded!

9 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2014

Erika from Detroit, MI

Mother of 3 excited for a new career path! Just need help paying for training.

My goal is to be a CNA, securing my family's future and setting an example for my children as I continue to strive for success. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$225of $225

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5 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2014

Moanya from Detroit, MI

Enrolled in a women's entrepreneurship program; A laptop will help my business thrive

I'm a single mother enrolled in the Java Hope Program. I need a laptop to ensure my business is mobile & easily accessible, once I finish the program. More

Validated by Cynthia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$225of $225

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2014

Sheree from Detroit, MI

A computer will ensure I can finish my online classes while caring for newborn twins!

I'm a single mother of 6 studying to become a social worker. Meeting this need will allow me to care for my children while continuing my studies. More

Validated by Cynthia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$100of $700

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/19/2015

Felix from Detroit, MI

Unemployed but already interviewing for jobs; Furniture will help build a stable home

After becoming housed, I was laid off & was unable to buy furniture. Help with this need will help me focus on job opportunities & educational goals. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$350of $350

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1 supporter
Funded on 9/24/2016

Ron from Detroit, Michigan

I'm housed, but sleeping on a sofa. A bed and dresser will make my new space a home.

I need assistance with obtaining a bed and dresser for my bedroom. I am currently sleeping on my sofa, and I have back problems. More

Validated by Starleise from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$275of $600

Need funded!

7 supporters
Funded on 1/16/2017

Jolly from Detroit, Michigan

At 59 years old I'm finally housed! A bed and basic furniture will help me thrive.

I need assistance with furniture for my apartment. I just recently moved and I am currently sleeping on the floor. More

Validated by Starleise from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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