Human Services : Homeless Services

Coalition on Temporary Shelter

Helping homeless people help themselves

three stars

86.72

26 Peterboro Detroit, MI 48201
tel: (313) 831-3777   Web Site
EIN: 38-2420565

Board Leadership
Avery Williams
President

CEO
Cheryl P. Johnson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.72 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact & Results Score

Score
50/100
Program Name: Emergency Shelter
Program Name: Emergency Shelter

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Coalition On Temporary Shelter provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$100 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Coalition on Temporary Shelter.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.52
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coalition on Temporary Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coalition on Temporary Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,342,986
   Federated Campaigns $84,598
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $162,677
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,798,753
Total Contributions $13,389,014
   Program Service Revenue $343,835
Total Primary Revenue $13,732,849
   Other Revenue $161,173
TOTAL REVENUE $13,894,022
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,780,813
   Administrative Expenses $593,086
   Fundraising Expenses $825,868
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,199,767
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,694,255
   
Net Assets $21,708,120

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,503 1.73% Cheryl P. Johnson Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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.

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Charity Contact Info

Coalition on Temporary Shelter
26 Peterboro
Detroit, MI 48201
tel: (313) 831-3777
EIN: 38-2420565

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Board Leadership

Avery Williams
President

CEO

Cheryl P. Johnson
Chief Executive Officer