November 27, 2012 |

Creating holidays for at-risk and homeless youth

“All I really want is a nice outfit for my son to wear to church”, one of Cocoon’s Teen Parent clients said to us. Each night over 300 teens are living on the streets in Snohomish County without a warm and safe place to sleep. They do not even know where their next meal is coming from. Many of these young people have never had the memories of a loving and caring family during this special time of year.

This Holiday season they are trying to change that for over 200 kids across all of their programs; a teen may spend the entire Holiday season with them, just a few weeks, or just a night. No matter what their situation may be they want to make sure everyone feels cared for and loved this Holiday. They invite you to help bring the holidays to these kids so they can start to create their own wonderful memories.

The teens that have been talked to this Holiday season have many simple requests for items such as; pajamas, sleeping bags, socks, and personal hygiene products. At Cocoon House, we want to give them that, but so much more. If you are interested in helping to make this Holiday season a memorable one for these teens please contact Chelsea Monroe in the community relations office at Chelsea.monroe@cocoonhouse.org or by phone at 425-259-3342 ext.123.

Your commitment and generosity to these teens goes a long way and will be appreciated and welcome.

Cocoon House provides supportive services to at-risk and homeless teens and their families throughout Snohomish County, including housing, street outreach and prevention services that work with parents.

Since 1991, Cocoon House has been the only organization in Snohomish County that focuses exclusively on teen homelessness. They believe that every child deserves a home and the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. Combined, these programs served over 1,900 youth and their families in our FY’12 and so far 1,100 in the first half of this fiscal year.

Find more information about the Cocoon House visit their website at www.cocoonhouse.org or contact Rachel Fisher at 425-259-5802 ext. 110 or rachel.fisher@cocoonhouse.org.

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