Cogswell Hall supports adults who have experienced homelessness by offering quality, trauma-informed care, building community, and uplifting the voices of disabled and economically disadvantaged members of our community. We provide permanent housing for 41 residents, each living independently in an individual apartment. Our staff support residents in setting and pursuing their goals and connect them with services available in the community. Many residents also work with outside caseworkers, doctors, and visiting nurses.
Most residents have experienced homelessness, as defined by the federal government or come from another housing situation that is unstable or unsustainable. Every apartment has a bed, desk, chair, small refrigerator, microwave oven, and a private bathroom. All residents have access to common spaces throughout the building, including a parlor and library, activity rooms, floor lounges, computer stations, and CogsMart, our small, in-house store. Three meals a day are served in our family-style dining room.
Residents also partner with staff and volunteers to plan community-building activities including arts and crafts, discussion groups, game and movie nights, exercise opportunities, and outings for shopping, recreation, and education.