Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS)


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COTS exists to alleviate homelessness by providing services that enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain quality affordable housing. COTS also exists to advocate for long-term solutions to the problem of homelessness.


Since 1982, COTS has been committed to serving the most vulnerable members of the Detroit community. With a rich continuum of programs and services that empower people, COTS is continually committed to creating opportunities to succeed.

Housing programs include Family Emergency Shelter, Specialized Transitional Housing, and Long-Term Supportive Housing, which provides housing for those in need of long-term supportive services due to addiction, disability, or illness. On any given day, COTS provides housing to over 800 people.

COTS offers more than beds — we offer HOPE. Our Passport to Self-Sufficiency assists families in reaching their housing, economic, health, education, and career goals through coaching, mentorship, and support as they strive to overcome homelessness and break the cycle of poverty for the next generation and beyond.


Cheryl P. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer
Reginald Conyers, Chief Financial Officer
Sharyn W. Johnson, Chief Operating Officer
Frankie M. Piccirilli, Chief Development Officer
Joyce Johnson-Maples, Chief HR Officer
Delphia Simmons, Passport to Self-Sufficiency Director

George Rochette, President
Mary Kay Jerneycic, Vice President
Alan Amendt, Treasurer
Mike Friedman, Secretary
Timothy J. Anderson
Mark Denis
Mike Dingwall
Judy Gruner
Norman L. Schmitt
Mark Lanfear
Tony Saunders
Sammye E. Van Diver


Frankie M. Piccirilli - Chief Development Officer
Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS)
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