The mission of Cocoon House is to empower young people, families, and the community to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention.  This mission supports the belief that every young person deserves a home and the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential.  We accomplish this mission through our core values. 


Every young person in our community is safe and thriving.


  • Integrity
  • Community

  • Relationships

  • Family

  • Safety

  • Diversity

  • Compassion

Cocoon House has built, innovated and adapted programs to benefit homeless, at-risk, and disconnected young people in Snohomish County.  Opening in 1991 as an 8 bed emergency shelter, Cocoon House quickly grew to include long term housing, street outreach and a nationally recognized prevention program that focuses on parents building their family management skills. These programs work together to address teen homelessness from all angles ensuring the best possible outcomes for young people as they transition into more successful futures.

Cocoon House is strongly committed to removing barriers and supporting inclusion and diversity in all its forms.  We strive to create a safe and open atmosphere for young people, families, staff, board members, community partners and funders.  We learn from the diverse individuals we work with and embrace their unique attributes to ensure we fulfill our agency mission and core values.