COTS Coalition on Temporary Shelter

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(313) 831-3777

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26 Peterboro, Detroit, MI 48201

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Eligibility: Homeless fathers, mothers, or couples, age 18 and over, whose children are with them. Will not accept individuals or couples without children; individuals under the influence of alcohol or drugs; victims of domestic violence or others requiring concealment for any reason; those with a documented history of violent or destructive behavior, including a history of arson or sex crime convictions.

Description: Provides a 140-bed emergency shelter. Guests are required to leave during the day to seek education, employment, or housing. Maximum length of stay is determined on a case-by-case basis. Support services include: case management; meals; clothing; mental health assessment and referrals; social work services including housing counseling and referral to other community agencies for needed services; infant day care for children ages birth through 2 1/2 years; tutoring services for children; parenting classes; employment counseling; job search/placement; ID procurement; personal development and life skills training; adult literacy center which provides educational material and individual tutoring; GED instruction; bus tickets; and on-site medical services once a week sponsored by Detroit Health Care for the Homeless.

COTS’ Pass­port to Self-Suf­fi­cien­cy™ assists 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 and beyond.

Hours: Walk in; intake hours -- 8-6, 7 days; emergency intake -- 24 hrs., 7 days.

Helpful Tips: COTS is one of the largest providers of hous­ing to home­less fam­i­lies in the City of Detroit — shel­ter­ing more than 100 home­less chil­dren night­ly.

Services Provided: Emergency Shelter, Parenting Classes, Hot Meals, Clothing, Self Care Items, Mental Health, Primary Care, Job Search and Resume Help, Employment Training, Daycare & Preschool

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