Cocoon House’s Colby Avenue Youth Center Breaks Ground

The groundbreaking of our Cocoon House project received some great press, including the following two pieces:

— New shelter to be first of its kind in Snohomish County —

EVERETT — Cocoon House broke ground Friday on its new youth services and housing building in Everett.

Construction begins in May, and should be complete by March 2019.

The Colby Avenue Youth Center should provide resources for people ages 12 to 24 and their families. Premera Blue Cross this month donated $1.6 million to the organization, which helped make the project possible. Cocoon House is an Everett-based nonprofit, dedicated to helping at-risk or homeless youth.

Read the full article here: New shelter to be first of its kind in Snohomish County

Article By: Stephanie Davey / The Daily Herald


— Cocoon House breaks ground on new Colby site —

Men in hardhats chatted with social workers in skirts. An orange backhoe was parked near a table filled with cupcakes.

This was the groundbreaking ceremony for Cocoon House’s new Colby Avenue Youth Center. The brand new facility will replace the Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church on 36th & Colby.

The church now stands vacant with painter’s plastic over its windows, surrounded by a chain-link fence.

The new Cocoon House facility is scheduled to open in 2019 with the goal of giving young people in the community direct access to mental health and substance abuse services, educational opportunities and vocational resources.

Read the full article here: Cocoon House breaks ground on new Colby site

Article By: Richard Porter / Live in Everett