COTS Coalition on Temporary Shelter
26 Peterboro, Detroit, MI 48201
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