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Homeless, At-Risk Youth Emerge From Cocoon House Butterfly Celebration Hopeful, Prepared for Bright Future


June 9, 2011

14th Annual Butterfly Celebration; Comcast Event Center;

2000 Hewitt Avenue, Everett; June 14th 12:00 noon. Tickets are Free.

Everett, WA – On June 14th homeless and at risk youth will emerge from Cocoon House’s Butterfly Celebration armed with silver, gold or platinum achievement awards and feeling hopeful and prepared for a bright future. The Butterfly Celebration is a community event that celebrates the accomplishments of Cocoon House youth, who will share their very personal stories and experiences.

For example, you will hear of one young man who never had a father present in his own life who is now addressing very difficult obstacles to be the father to his own son and the father he never had.

These are teens and young adults who have overcome various difficult life experiences in order to put their lives back on track. Their triumph demanded a great deal of personal commitment and strength. The Butterfly Celebration recognizes the courage our youth have shown and honors each individual’s achievements. Come hear their stories, celebrate their successes and show these very special young people how much their community admires them. The first Butterfly Celebration took place in 1998.

Admission is free and Cocoon House, Snohomish County’s sole service provider supporting homeless, at-risk teens and families, is expecting hundreds of supporters from Snohomish County and the surrounding communities to turn out for this very special annual event.

Special Butterfly Celebration guests include Bob Drewel, and Cocoon House Founder Sarri Gilman.

About Cocoon House

Cocoon House opened in 1991 to provide emergency shelter to homeless teens under 18. Since then, the organization has grown to include a full spectrum of services, ranging from nationally recognized teen homelessness prevention programs to long-term transitional housing. Over the past five years, Cocoon House has expanded its services to meet the demands of the growing youth and young adult homeless and at-risk populations in Snohomish County. For additional information and to get involved, please contact Cocoon House at 425-259-3342 or visit


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