Success Stories

success story

At 17, Dominick had dropped out of school, and became involved in drugs and a gang. Dominick knew his life was headed in the wrong direction, and when he reached rock bottom, he knew it was time to make a lasting change. Slowly, Dominick separated himself from the negative influences in his life, but was often tempted to fall back into a life of drugs and violence. Then, he was introduced Cocoon House’s U-Turn program, a drop-in center for at-risk teens and a United Way funded program.

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Working together matters

United Way of Snohomish County: Agilent Technologies working together at Days of CaringOne of the most important resources we have is our partners. United Way is engaging people from business, government and nonprofits, as well as ordinary citizens. A long-term commitment is essential when tackling the issues that matter most. Working together, we can get results that no one can accomplish alone.

Whether it’s through a grant to a nonprofit for direct services, a collaborative effort on a community-wide initiative, or a corporate sponsorship of United Way’s work, each partnership and project addresses one of our target areas.

  • More children enter school ready to learn and succeed.
  • More youth develop life skills and reach their full potential.
  • More families have access to the basic needs of food, shelter,
    and health care.
  • Families are strengthened and become self-sufficient.
  • People are better able to get community support and get involved.
  • Neighborhoods are vital, safe and connected.

Mission: Leading positive change that transforms our community and improves people’s lives in Snohomish County

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