Everett Church To Be Converted To Serve Youth and Young Adults

March 14, 2017



This church at 36th and Colby will be converted to house teens and young adults.


Artist’s rendering of Cocoon House facility at 36th and Colby

An old Everett church in the 3500 block of Colby is about to get a new life.

Cocoon House plans to start construction this year on a new facility to provide services and housing to teens and young adults. Julio Cortez with Cocoon House sent along this update…

– Innovative, efficient, and effective. Those were some of the words being used to describe Cocoon House’s new capital campaign project, “Breaking Ground to Break the Cycle” at the March 9th public launch celebration.

Cocoon House, which serves at-risk and homeless youth and their families has raised $8,025,397 towards their $12,000,000 goal over the last few months to build a unique facility serving youth and young adults.

“This will not just be another building in Everett. It will be a one-of-a-kind facility with best practice programs to keep youth in the home, short and long-term housing for teens, and supportive housing for young adults,” said Cassie Franklin, Cocoon House CEO.

The three story facility will provide comprehensive services, resources, and opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth to recover from trauma as they learn valuable skills to transition to adult roles and responsibilities. The center will provide an expanded array of services in a single, safe, and secure location to include:

  • A welcoming youth day center with vital on site services
  • An outreach program for homeless youth
  • Best practice homelessness prevention services
  • 20 units of housing with supportive services for young adults
  • 20 units of housing with supportive services for teens

The campaign is projected to conclude on July 31st 2017 and the new facility will open in early 2019.

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