Everett Based Deaconess Children’s Services to Close at Month’s End

October 11, 2011

Everett

After 114 years, Deaconess will close at the end of this month.

After 114 years, the doors at Deaconess Children’s Services in Everett are set to close at the end of this month. Citing severe reductions, loss of donations, grants and state referrals over the past three years, the board of directors at Deaconess is looking to re-examine the mission and goals of the agency. Programs impacted by the shut down include the Deaconess Children’s Services IMPACT program, Teen Parent Advocacy and Latinos Unidos. Deaconess began in 1898 as Snohomish County Orphanage, evolving over the decades into a program that worked to educate the community about child abuse and provide neglect prevention and intervention services. Deaconess President Felicia Freeman says they are working with other organizations in Everett and Snohomish County to take over their current programs but the challenge is that the programs offered by Deaconess are unique to their organization.

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