Family Friends

It is the mission of Family Friends to provide support to COTS Family Shelters through childcare and mentoring of children while forming relationships with those we work with in a mutually beneficial way. Family Friends also hopes to bring a broader understanding of homelessness through education and awareness to the surrounding community.

Family Friends places student volunteers in a local family shelter. Volunteers engage in activities and provide companionship for children of many ages temporarily housed in the shelter with their families. Family Friends visits the shelter several times a week and often takes the children on local field trips. We ask that students interested in this program make a commitment to participate in an ongoing way to assist in building strong relationships with the children.  

Student Leader Contact: Sarah Merriam '20

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