Our Year in Numbers

COTS FY17: (Oct. 1, 2016-Sept. 30, 2017)

COTS FY17 Pie ChartsCOTS helped 2,381 people (including 855 children) in FY17.


Family Shelters: 48 families, including 75 children, stayed in a COTS family shelter. We have the capacity to serve 15 families each night.

Single Adult Overnight Shelter: 213 individuals stayed at the COTS Waystation. We have 36 emergency beds each night.

Single Adult Daytime Shelter: 457 individuals — an average of 43 people per day — visited the Daystation, where a noontime meal is served daily with the help of volunteers.


COTS Family Services: 125 families, including those staying in emergency shelter and in the community, received outreach and support from COTS staff.

COTS Adult Services: 110 single adults, who are homeless, received outreach and support from COTS staff.


Prevention Assistance: 284 households (with 285 children) received prevention assistance through the COTS Housing Resource Center (HRC).

Rehousing Assistance: 108 households (with 82 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: 72 units are offered by COTS at Smith House, The Wilson, St. John’s Hall, 95 North Avenue (with Housing Vermont) and Canal Street Veterans Housing (with Housing Vermont).

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