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