Cocoon House Adds More Safe Places For Teens

January 2, 2016

Everett

There are now more safe places for teens in Everett and Snohomish County thanks to a new partnership between Cocoon House and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County. Julio Cortes of Cocoon House sent us this information…

Safe Place

This sign is where teens can find judgement-free help.

A New Year brings a new site partner for Cocoon House’s Safe Place program.

As of January 1st 2016 all 15 Snohomish County Boys & Girls Clubs will operate as designated Safe Place sites for youth in crisis seeking services.

The clubs join Everett Transit, all Sno-Isle Libraries, all YMCAs, two Workforce Development Centers, and two Everett Public Libraries as a safe place for youth to seek help.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs #1 priority is Safety so it only makes sense to partner with Cocoon House on this great project. We are excited to work together to insure that ALL youth have a safe place to be,” said Bill Tsoukalas, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County.

Cocoon House’s Safe Place program is a simple and highly effective program that utilizes partners in the community to offer youth ages 12-17 quick access to safety and services. When a youth sees the Safe Place logo on a Boys & Girls Club building he or she will know it’s a safe place to ask for help. Personnel at these locations are trained to keep the youth safe while Cocoon House is contacted. Cocoon House Navigators then arrive at the location 24/7 within 45 minutes to provide help or transportation to a safe shelter. This partnership allows the community to assist a youth in crisis quickly in getting home safely, getting them to Cocoon House shelters and connecting them with other needed services.

“We are thrilled to have Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County join the Safe Place Team. Youth will have yet another Safe Place site organization to turn to in times of crisis with this new partnership,” said Cassie Franklin, CEO of Cocoon House.




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