Cocoon House Increases Capacity To Help Youth In Everett, Washington

April 18, 2019

Everett

young adult room

Previously when a teen turned 18 they had to leave Cocoon House. Now 20 rooms on the 3rd floor are dedicated for young adults 18-24.

teen room

Rooms for 15-17-year-olds are on the second floor.

music

A small space on the 1st floor has been turned into a music studio.

tech

A technology center creates a place to complete school assignments or develop resumes.

donate

A relatively small donation can make a big impact.

Today Cocoon House hosted the grand opening of their new building in the 3500 block of Colby in Everett.

The three story building will provide both short and long term help for at-risk youth age 12 to 24 encountering issues such as abuse, homelessness and being disconnected from family, friends and services.

Cocoon house began back in 1991 as an 8-bed emergency shelter. Since that time they have expanded into long-term housing, street outreach and a prevention program that focuses on parents building their family management skills.

This building will combine long term housing for youth both 15 to 17 and young adults 18 – 24 on two separate levels. The young adult rooms are on the third floor and include a small refrigerator and microwave.

The youth rooms have a desk and dresser but no kitchen facilities. Both have private bathrooms with showers. There are 20 rooms on each floor but the two floors are separate and young adults can’t access the youth floor.

In addition to housing, the building offers drop-in youth services including a medical office, counseling, a technology lab, music space and more. The administration offices for Cocoon House are also in the building.

Cocoon House will sell their other two Everett locations on Pine Street and north Broadway with the proceeds going to fund current and future programs.

Meanwhile efforts outside of Everett continue as the Cocoon House Outreach team works throughout Snohomish County providing emergency supplies, hygiene packs, food packs, and access to housing and local resources to young people ages 12-24.

They meet young people on the street, in the community, in schools and at partner agencies.

Click here to learn more about the mission of Cocoon House and how you can help.



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