Newest partner for Cocoon House’s Safe Place Program is in Mukilteo

Sep 03, 2014

Cocoon House has launched a new Safe Place partnership with Work Force Development Center in Mukilteo.

Work Force Development Center on Sept. 1 joined the Everett Library and Everett Transit to ensure that teens all over the county can locate a safe location and receive help or transportation from Cocoon House staff.

“Over the years, we have seen the positive impact Cocoon House has had on our student trainees,” said David Trader, executive director of Work Force Development Center. “We are thrilled to have an opportunity to collaborate with Cocoon House to contribute to this work and support the same at risk youth we strive to serve.”

The Safe Place program is simple but highly effective: Cocoon House, along with partners in the community, offer youth ages 12-17 quick access to safety and services.

When a youth sees the Safe Place logo on any of these locations, 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 responds within 45 minutes to provide assistance, and are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

“The Work Force Development Center is already a great resource for youth in Snohomish County, and we are excited to partner with them,” said Cassie Franklin, CEO of Cocoon House. “Two locations in Mukilteo will provide a great resource to teens in dangerous situations looking for help.”

Cocoon House provides outreach, housing and prevention services to at-risk and homeless teens and their families throughout Snohomish County. Since 1991, Cocoon House has been the only organization in Snohomish County that focuses exclusively on teen homelessness.

It believes that every child deserves a home and the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. Combined, these programs served over 1,400 youth within the last year.

For additional information and to get involved, contact Cocoon House at 425-259-5802 or visit www.cocoonhouse.org.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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