$25 provides one night of safe shelter for an individual in Vermont. Mission COTS provides emergency shelter, services and housing for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont. In addition to receiving shelter, those in need work with staff to regain their financial footing and overcome or avert a housing crisis. COTS connects clients with resources, advocates on their behalf, and establishes goals to help them move forward while providing budget management workshops, parenting classes, computer-skills training and guidance with job-hunting strategies. By providing complete care, you are helping one person onto a path of self-sufficiency.