Updated July 17, 2017.
The League of Women Voters Children’s Services Committee is beginning a study of homelessness and its effect on children. We hope this will lead eventually to a change in the local League position on housing and homelessness, bringing it up to date with the current situation in our area. With a more informed position, we think we will be able to lobby for legislation that more adequately addresses this ever-growing problem. Meanwhile, our Committee continues work with the lobby team and our relationship with Cocoon House in Everett.
The Children's Service's Committee was formed in 2010 to study services for at-risk children in Snohomish County. During work on that study, we discovered that sex trafficking of minors did not just involve girls from foreign countries. Many of the victims were girls and boys right here in Snohomish County. We turned our attention and action to sex trafficking of minors in our county. That continues to be our primary focus to this day.
In 2013 we added the issue of homeless teens and began work at Cocoon House, serving dinner once a month to clients at their U-Turn Drop In Center. We are also delivering holiday gifts suitable for homeless teens, and participating in fund-raising luncheons for Cocoon House and the Dawson Place Child Center.
Our three-member committee has grown to 10 members. The Board and members of LWVSC have been actively supportive of the Committee’s work.
Lead: Barbara Bush
Meetings: Monthly on the second Friday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
For location of meeting, call Barbara Bush.