Rotary awards $10,000 grant to help homeless teen parents
The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club recently awarded a $10,000 grant to Cocoon House that will help homeless teen parents and their children in Snohomish County.
The funds were a combination of grants from the Rotary Club along with a matching grant from Rotary International for a total of $10,000. It will go to support the Teen Parent Advocacy (TPA) Program at Cocoon House, an organization that serves homeless youth and their families in Snohomish County.
“These funds will help sustain our program and goes directly to helping teen parents in the local community,” said Cassie Franklin, CEO/executive director at Cocoon House.
“We are so grateful for all the support and we are making a difference in young people’s lives.”
The TPA program provides individual and group support to young parents ages 13-21 years and their children ages birth to 5. Through case management and participation in facilitated support groups, teen parents participate in the process of developing parenting and life-skills essential for successful parenting.
For more information on Cocoon House, go to www.cocoonhouse.org
The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club is an all-volunteer organization that promotes “Service above Self” and is a member of the larger organization, Rotary International.
The local club is comprised of approximately 70 business leaders, community members and volunteers. For more information on the club, go to www.semr.org.
-Edited by Beacon staff