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Colby Avenue Youth Center

Cocoon House

Special Needs
Urban/Mixed Use

Address: 3530 Colby Ave, Everett WA
Completion Date: 2019
Funding Sources: WA State HTF, WA State YRF, WA State BCF, Snohomish County, City of Everett, City of Marysville, Federal Home Loan Bank, Capital Campaign
Population Served: Homeless youth and young adults
Total Budget: $14.2M
Green Certification: ESDS
Contractor: Kirtley-Cole
Architect: GGLO

The Colby Avenue Youth Center will be a unique and innovative affordable housing and service center for homeless youth and young adults. It will provide comprehensive resources, services and opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth to recover from trauma as they learn skills to transition to adult roles and responsibilities. The center will include a welcoming youth day center with on site services, Cocoon House prevention and outreach services, 20 units with services for homeless young adults and 20 units with services for homeless youth.

This new comprehensive youth center is on the leading-edge of program and building design for serving homeless youth. The Center will provide homeless youth the services they need in one safe secure location – a proven model for how to successfully engage and support youth who have experienced trauma. Additionally, the project will locate all of Cocoon House staff in one building - providing for flexibility in programming to meet the needs of homeless youth - as well as meet Cocoon House's safety and security needs into the future.