Volume 16 | July 2018
Cocoon House Quarterly FLUTTER Newsletter
A Note from CEO Joseph Alonzo
Summer has arrived and now the long days of sun and outdoor adventure are in full swing.  We're seeing a great deal of activity at Cocoon House – from staff involvement in careful planning and innovating new service models, to a robust summer camp for youth that offers recreation opportunities mixed with rich skill building activities in the community.
We have been excitedly watching the construction developments at the new Colby Avenue Youth Center. The foundation is in and the framing of the first floor is nearing completion. I’m pleased to say that the project continues on schedule for completion in March 2019.
We have much to do to prepare for the exciting changes ahead for Cocoon House over the coming months. We wouldn’t be able to experience these successes without your support. Thank you for your ongoing partnership in this important work. 
Joseph Alonzo, CEO
AN EVENING IN SILK Dinner & Auction 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
6:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Tulalip Resort Casino

This much-anticipated annual event offers a delicious dinner and thrilling auction items to bid on and win! Join us for a wonderful way to celebrate and support the Cocoon House mission to break the cycle of homelessness.

Help us to create magical auction packages by purchasing items from our Silk Amazon SILK Wish list posted here .

For more information, contact Cocoon House at 425-259-5802 ext. 110 or events@cocoonhouse.org
Summer Camps in Full Swing
We've kicked off Summer Camp Season at Cocoon House Complex!

Much of what the youth have been participating in so far has involved a chance for them to experience therapy through art. Art therapy has been shown scientifically to stabilize body responses, identify reactions to stressful events and memories and builds strengths by using the arts to normalize and enhance resilience.

One group took a trip to the Schack Art Center in Everett in early July, where they viewed the "Americans Interned" exhibit and enjoyed a glass blowing demonstration (photo above) and received additional hands-on time working with metal art. You can keep up with the continuing camp adventures on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .
Dine Out for a Cause
We have a number of opportunities coming up to feed yourself and help feed our young people at the same time. Stop by the locations of the restaurants below and enjoy your favorite frozen yogurt, pizza or burgers - mention Cocoon House and a percentage of your purchase will come back to support Cocoon House!

Dick's Drive-In - multiple locations - ongoing - Don't forget to ROUND UP for CHANGE!

For over 65 years, Schwan's Home Service has been delivering high-quality, family-pleasing foods that are flash-frozen for freshness and flavor and conveniently delivered to your door. During the month of August, Cocoon House will receive up to 40% back from every purchase!
Register for Cocoon House's Flutter Tour!
Register here to take a Flutter tour at Cocoon House! This one-hour tour will provide you with a general overview of the programs and services offered at Cocoon House. Join us for post-tour networking and light refreshments.

Space is limited so make sure to sign up in advance!

Upcoming dates
August 18, 2018
September 15, 2018
October 13, 2018
Staff Service Spotlight - Cocoon House Super Star: Johnnie Smith
The Star Awards are an opportunity for staff to be recognized by their peers for going above and beyond in their daily work, as well as exemplifying our Core Values and are awarded monthly.

"Johnnie constantly does anything and everything asked, including community service of cleaning up trash around the Colby property when someone leaves a mess everywhere. He never complains, and just gets things done! "

Johnnie's quick-fix skills are usually the first thing to impress a staff member. He also always seems to know how to resolve a problem with a consistently positive attitude . We are sincerely grateful for his commitment to our community and the work he does to keep it running strong - as well as his Integrity - providing his best work and effort day in, day out, rain or shine.

Johnnie Smith is our Facilities Manager at all Cocoon House locations.
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