Coalition on Temporary Shelter


The Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS) was founded in 1981 to address Detroit's growing crisis of homelessness. Today, COTS manages three 24-hour facilities. Annually we serve approximately 2,000 Detroit area homeless people in our Emergency Shelter and approximately 260 individuals and families in our transitional and permanent housing programs. Through case management and a wide array of supportive services and housing programs, COTS helps homeless individuals and families break the cycle of homelessness by addressing the causes of their homelessness.

How Your Donation Helps

37.1% of your car donation will go toward helping Coalition on Temporary Shelter with their project: Emergency Shelter.

35.9% will go toward the project: Transitional Services.

26.0% will go toward the project: Permanent Supportive Housing.



  • Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1983

Your donations to Coalition on Temporary Shelter are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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