Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Cheryl P. Johnson
Primary Contact Name
Aisha Morrell
Main Address

COTS Administrative Office
26 Peterboro
Suite 100
Detroit, MI 48201
United States

COTS Peggy's Place Family Shelter
16630 Wyoming
Detroit, MI 48221
United States

What We Do

Since 1982, COTS has been committed to serving the most vulnerable members of the Detroit community by providing emergency shelter, affordable housing and more. COTS creates opportunities for families who are overcoming poverty to collaborate, thrive and succeed in building strong and stable households, neighborhoods and communities. Programs include family-only emergency shelter, emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, supportive housing with assistance for addiction, disability or illness, and child development services for homeless infants and toddlers at Bright Beginnings. COTS provides housing and support to more than 1,000 people daily — more than 60 percent of those served are children. COTS Passport to Self-Sufficiency (PTS) assists families in reaching their housing, economic, health, education and career goals through coaching, mentorship and support, as they overcome homelessness and break the poverty cycle for the next generation and beyond. PTS is a trauma-informed, research-based, transformative, whole family approach is designed to create poverty-resistant families, and is the overarching framework for all of COTS’ work. Through a network of partnerships that are aimed at building healthy relationships to support the whole family, and through the generosity of donors and volunteers, COTS proudly Creates Opportunities To Succeed!

Interesting Info
  • COTS provides affordable housing to more than 200 households in Detroit.
  • 60% of COTS program participants are children.
  • COTS envisions a perpetual cycle of thriving families and the absence of generational poverty.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Storytime 2
Repeats weekly at 7:00pm for 52 times
Duration of 1 hour


Leading Ladies Tea
Duration of 3 hours
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