Homelessness & Poverty

Join Transitions Legal for our monthly Take Action: Lunch and Learn
September 14, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
at the Law Offices of Alisa Peskin-Shepherd
280. N. Old Woodward Avenue, Suite LL20 | Birmingham, MI 48009 

Frankie Piccirilli, Chief Development Officer for Coalition on Temporary Shelter.

On any given night, more than 14,000 Detroiters are in need of a safe place to sleep. COTS addresses not only the immediate need, providing shelter to families, but focuses on the causes of homelessness, engaging clients in programs designed to end a multigenerational cycle of poverty. Programs include child care, educational referrals, employment services, substance abuse relapse prevention programs, transitional services for victims of domestic violence, health and mental health care, and financial literacy training. The COTS family-only Emergency Shelter operates at or near capacity consistently year-round, providing more than 40,000 shelter nights every year.
 
Since 1982, COTS has served the most vulnerable members of the Detroit community. COTS exists to help disadvantaged individuals and families end the multigenerational cycle of poverty and find stable housing through an array of services that empower people to achieve self-sufficiency and quality affordable housing, establishing a continuum of care that advocates for long-term solutions to the problems of homelessness.

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