Since 1991, Cocoon House has been providing resources for Snohomish County?s at-risk youth and those experiencing homelessness. The organization has adapted to the community?s need, expanding shelter space by 350% since its inception and now housing more than 230 young people (aged 13?21) each year. Through its street outreach, education, and drop-in resource center, Cocoon House supports more than 1,000 families and community members. It helps to empower youth and break the cycle of poverty by providing emergency shelter, long-term transitional housing, case management, advocacy, and homelessness prevention.
Signature service: 1040 Tax Returns (Schedules A, D, and C)
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: [You] will be greeted by our four-legged staffer (the office pug). Bring copies of all your documents (no originals, please).
Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates visual heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.
With a total of 14 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as Singer, Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.
Mattress Depot USA unites a team of bedding experts to help customers end restless nights with a mattress that meets their individual sleep specifications. The sleep store's plenitude of private-label and national brands include Sealy, Restonic, and Lady Americana. Memory-foam mattresses, like sociable elephants, never forget a human form, cradling silhouettes in a firm, spongy embrace. Customers have up to 120 days to evaluate their mattress for its comfort capacity, and can consult with one of the shop's sleep consultants prior to purchase, reducing the likelihood of an imperfect fit.
Changing careers with success takes time and training, which is why the experts at CENTURY21 North Homes Realty streamline the process of acquiring real-estate licenses for brokers with several course options. To help their students pass the Washington state exam, they offer both live and online classes that combine review sessions, mock exams, and discussions on how to sell any house, even if it’s haunted by the Three Stooges’ ghosts. Once pupils have transitioned into brokers, they can take advantage of continuing education courses on topics such as investment property and finding homes for people with disabilities.