The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont.
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COTS: More than Shelter

Who We Are:

The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is the largest service provider for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Vermont.  COTS offers emergency shelter, prevention assistance, support services, and transitional and permanent housing for those who are homeless and marginally housed.  We believe: in the value and dignity of every human life; that housing is a fundamental human right; and that emergency shelter is not the solution to homelessness.

Where We Are:


COTS family services, our Housing Resource Center, Daystationadministration and development is now permanently at 95 North Avenue, Burlington.



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Committee On Temporary Shelter

(802) 864-7402

95 North Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05401