Our Nonprofit of the Month program gives employees a chance to champion the organizations that mean the most to them. For Ocotber, our employees nominated and chose
Cocoon House serves homeless, at-risk, and disconnected young people in Snohomish County. Its mission is "to empower young people, families, and the community to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention."
In her own words, here's why Nichole M. nominated the organization:
"Each year, millions of teens are homeless for various reasons – behavior is usually brought on by the death of one or both parents, alcoholic or drug seeking parents, non-supportive family, and more. I was one of those teens for a year. Places like Cocoon House help provide a temporary home, food, a bed to teens in need so they're not on the street, giving them a chance at a better life vs. one filled with crime and illegal activities."
"In addition to the great things Cocoon House does, they hold a truly personal spot in my heart given their heartfelt appreciation for any donations and help given. My family does a blanket drive each year and we happily give those blankets to Cocoon House knowing how much they will appreciate them and how they will put them to the best use. I can't say enough about this organization and its volunteers and employees."
Cocoon House has grown from an eight-bed emergency shelter to include five Snohomish County locations, long-term housing, street outreach, and a nationally recognized prevention program that focuses on parents building their family management skills.
Our Lynnwood and Seattle offices are holding a clothing and supply drive for Cocoon House October 23 – 27. We're proud to support local organizations like Cocoon House that work to improve the quality of life in our NW communities. Thank you, Cocoon House!
Cocoon House Facebook page