Our Year in Numbers

Year in Numbers: COTS FY16

(Oct. 1, 2015-Sept. 30, 2016)


Family Shelters: 58 families, including 87 children, stayed in a COTS family shelter. We have the capacity to serve 15 families each night.

Single Adult Overnight Shelter: 223 individuals stayed at the COTS Waystation. We have 36 emergency beds each night. 240 individuals stayed in COTS’ additional winter warming shelter.

Single Adult Daytime Shelter: 570 individuals– an average of 35 people per day — visited the Daystation, where a noontime meal is served daily with the help of volunteers.


COTS Family Services: 160 families, including those staying in emergency shelter and in the community, received outreach and support from COTS staff.

COTS Adult Services: 140 single adults, who are homeless, received outreach and support from COTS staff.


Prevention Assistance: 294 households (with 277 children) received prevention assistance through the COTS Housing Resource Center (HRC).

Rehousing Assistance: 133 households (with 136 children) received rehousing help through the COTS HRC Program.


Transitional Housing: 23 units of housing for families and individuals are offered by COTS at the Smith House and at Canal Street Veterans Housing.

Another 12 families were housing through out Family Supportive Housing program in partnership with Howard Center

Permanent Housing: 58 units are offered by COTS at Smith House, The Wilson, St. John’s Hall, and Canal Street Veterans Housing (with Housing Vermont).

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