FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Emergency Children’s Shelter Finds New Home in Everett
Hand in Hand’s Safe Place Shelter for Children Relocates
(Everett, Washington – April, 30th, 2019) Non Profit, Hand in Hand announced today that they have entered a long-term partnership with Bible Baptist Church which includes a new home for their Safe Place emergency children’s shelter in Everett, Washington.
For a decade, Hand in Hand’s Safe Place shelter has provided quality care and resources for nearly 2,000 children in the greater Snohomish and surrounding counties. Safe Place addresses the immediate needs of children who have been removed from dangerous living situations, providing them shelter, food, hygiene items, medical care, physical and emotional comfort.
Hand in Hand was born from a group of foster parents, social workers and child advocates seeking to make positive systemic changes in how children enter and are cared for in the foster system. At its’ roots Hand in Hand championed change in legislation to make this Safe Place shelter a reality and since then, Safe Place has been replicated in other counties to serve more children in our state.
Hand in Hand Founder, Todd McNeal shared, “Safe Place is currently housed in a business park environment. It has always been the dream to have a home for our community’s most vulnerable children to receive the best care possible. This new home will allow us to do that.”
Now, thanks to community partner, Bible Baptist Church and with the ongoing help of generous supporters, Hand in Hand’s Safe Place will be able to expand to serve even more children in our state. Hand in Hand is in the process of assessing cost, code and licensing requirements to begin renovations for the successful move of Safe Place into its’ new home.