COA owns and operates a 12-unit transitional housing facility for single mothers recovering from substance abuse. (Before entering our program, each woman must first complete an intensive rehab program at an addiction treatment center and also have maintained a certain period of sobriety.) In our program, each woman and her children reside in their own two bedroom, two bath apartment, at a subsidized rate based upon their income. Each family works individually with a case manager. The women learn life and child advocacy skills, as well as how to live in a community. They attend bi-monthly meetings at the house, as well as programs pertinent to their addictions. Residents are required to pursue education, in order to gain employment skills that will enable them help to support their families. The children also have the opportunity to become involved in outside activities at school and in the community. This gives them the chance to be involved with people from other walks of life. They learn that opportunities exist for them to excel and develop, and to become examples for others.